The beginning of the year is the most ideal moment to clean up your closet. The holidays are over and it’s time for a clean slate. Also you can save a lot of time and money by creating a minimal wardrobe for yourself. With an minimal wardrobe made up of versatile pieces that you love to wear you can mix and match for endless combinations.
What is a minimal wardrobe?
A minimal wardrobe is an collection of high-quality clothing items in which all the pieces work together. They also can be mixed and matched to create endless number of stylish outfits.
How to start?
Everything starts with turning your wardrobe upside down and decluttering your wardrobe. Start by figuring out what you no longer fit, wear or where you no longer see yourself in wearing. Be critical and ask yourself with each item of clothing: ‘Would I still buy this if I see it in the store?’. Then you can decide what you want to do with those clothes (sell, give away, swap).
After you’ve finished the sorting process, you can put your pieces back in your wardrobe. Try to sort your clothing on category and season. Organizing your pieces on color from light to dark is always a good idea. Start with white and make your way to darker colors by sight. By stacking and folding clothes you immediately save more space in your closet.
Once your organized your wardrobe to a thorough cleanup session, you will see that you have more overview in your closet. This makes it a lot easier to estimate what is still missing. A wardrobe with unique and one of a kind garments is fine, but without a set of timeless basics in your closet, it becomes difficult to combine them. Keep to yourself what you need to complete your outfits and write it down. This way you make a kind of shopping list for your tidy wardrobe.
A capsule wardrobe
A capsule wardrobe is a minimalistic wardrobe that contains around 20 up to 40 pieces. These are versatile pieces that you can be dressed up or down and are consistent with each other. Like a pair of jeans with a good fit, a comfortable sweater, a white shirt. These basics are the ones you can easily mix and match with other styles. They make-up the basis of your wardrobe: they’re the key items you’ll be wearing forever. Be inspired by our Capsule wardrobe essentials list for upcoming year.