Every spring, we go through a period of time where we donate and trash old clothes that don’t fit or we don’t wear anymore. What if I told you that you don’t have to do this annually and you can still have enough to wear? If you want your closet to feel a little bliss, try creating a minimalist wardrobe. Here are my top suggestions on where to begin:
Pick your palette:
Do you prefer warmer colors, or cool colors? Creating a palette that fits your personality and preference will help weed out colors you don’t need. Make sure your palette complements neutral colors. Cool colors (blues, greens and purples) are great with black, navy, grey, etc. The point is to remove anything that doesn’t work with your wardrobe and keep everything that’s versatile.
Purging your clothes out of your wardrobe, especially if you’re a clothes hoarder, can be very difficult. Take small steps at a time. First go through everything that truly doesn’t fit your properly. Then go through everything you haven’t worn within the last year. Soon you’ll have the pieces you love and need most and get rid of anything unnecessary.
Be comfortable with wearing the same items frequently:
Sometimes, we develop “I have nothing to wear” syndrome because we have an overload of clothes that doesn’t suite our style, preference, etc. If you want to successfully create a minimalist wardrobe, you need to be confident in your closet and wearing those pieces regularly. You don’t need an outfit for everyday of the year. Your life will be more simple.
Take inventory regularly:
If you find that you’re shopping more and itching to buy new clothes, take inventory of your closet. Any time you purchase a new item, find something you can get rid of. This will save time, space and you’ll be able to continue your minimalist wardrobe. This goes for accessories like scarves, shoes, bags, etc. If you want to commit, it takes will power.