You don't fancy a crowded wardrobe anymore? In our article we will give you 10 practical tips to get your wardrobe out and put together a minimalist wardrobe with easily combinable garments!
Tip 1: Inventory
The inventory is the first step towards a minimalist wardrobe. What do you have and what do you really need? Rooms your entire closet and sort your clothes with tops, trousers, dresses, skirts and shoes. Write down what you like about your clothes, what you don't like and what goal you want to achieve with your new wardrobe. The more you know what you already have in your closet and in which direction you want to go, the easier it will be to redesign the wardrobe!
Tip 2: Define your style
In a minimalist wardrobe, no white, grey and black clothes must dominate. There is a big difference between a minimalist lifestyle and minimalist aesthetics! Those who are bold in colors and playful patterns should keep this in their minimalist wardrobe. Ask yourself which fabrics and colors you buy most often. What clothes do you feel best with? Which cuts are good for you?
Extra tip: To find your style, you can use Pinterest. Create a style board and pinne every outfit you like. Then you look at your style board and look for similarities. Are most outfits more classic or modern? Casual or elegant? Simple or striking?
Tip 3: Sort out clothes
Now it's time to get down to work! If you know your style, you'll choose each part individually. Does the garment match your style? Do you like it and do you like it frequently? Do you feel comfortable in it? If you answer "no" to one of these questions, you should disconnect from the clothes. You can sell or exchange well-preserved garments at flea markets, dress circles or second-hand shops. All clothes can be donated to good causes.
"How many things there are that I don't need."
- Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC)
Tip 4: Combinable Basics
Rely on combinable basics for your new wardrobe. While simple colours and cuts are particularly easy to combine, you can also wear playful variations. Tops, shirts, sweaters and cardigans are ideal for almost any occasion and are a must for minimalist wardrobes. Cardigans, for example, are practical in winter and on cool summer evenings.
Extra tip: Also pay attention to the material in your garments and choose high-quality materials such as cotton, linen, silk, wool or hemp. Now that you have fewer clothes in total, you can also spend a little more on your clothes. Quality instead of quantity!
Tip 5: Jeans and pants
When it comes to legwear, you're on the safe side with dark jeans and light jeans. Jeans also fit for almost any occasion, are suitable for the casual everyday look as well as for the office and usually last for years. In addition, two lightweight fabric trousers for summer and a slightly more elegant office look are recommended. You don't need more pants and jeans!
Tip 6: Skirts and dresses
Dresses and skirts bring extra variety to your minimalist wardrobe. Skirts complement your legwear and dresses are suitable for both summer and winter. Both types of clothing can be combined with almost anything – for example, sneakers, sandals, ballerinas, leggings, tights, cardigans or sweaters.
Tip 7: Shoes
How many shoes does a minimalist wardrobe require? We recommend a maximum of five pairs of shoes: sneakers, sandals, ballerinas/pumps, shoes/Chelsea boots and winter shoes. With the exception of the sandals, you can wear any pair of shoes in several seasons – ballerinas and sneakers in summer, spring and autumn; and boots and (with smears) winter shoes in autumn, winter and spring.
Tip 8: Beware of trends
Trends are entertaining. Before you buy the trendiest clothes, ask yourself if you really like the pieces – and if you can imagine wearing the clothes yourself in a year or two. Most of the timeless clothing is the better decision!
Extra tip: You're in the store and you're unsure about a piece of clothing? Then take a photo, leave the garment in the store and sleep over it for a night! If you just don't want to go out of your mind the next day, you can think about buying it.
Tip 9: Capsule Wardrobe
A "Capsule Wardrobe" is probably the most popular concept for minimalist wardrobes. With such a wardrobe, you have only a few garments, which are however easy to combine and timeless – and are reassembled depending on the season. Every three months you arrange your Capsule Wardrobe accordingly and pack the clothes of the other seasons until next year. If something is really missing or you need to replace a garment, you'll buy new clothes.
Tip 10: Shoppe with heads
Did you know that people usually buy because of their emotions – and only justify purchasing decisions with logic afterwards? Don't do that and make sure your wardrobe stays minimalist! Think about what you need, such as a new T-shirt. Then you go to the shops and buy only this one T-shirt. Don't buy anything because your inner voice suddenly wants to "give" you something. Don't buy anything just because it's a bargain. Just buy clothes that your minimalist wardrobe really needs!
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