A Minimalist Wardrobe
Is that possible?
I had my girlfriends over the other night, as we were excitedly discussed prospects of starting up a fashion blog together. More to come on that later… 😉
One of the things that we did was go through every article of clothing/accessory in my closet. I felt like I was on TLC’s “What Not to Wear” as I show them article after article of clothing – explaining what I like or dislike for each item. Fun times.
My friends couldn’t believe that I had such a limited amount of clothing (I took that as a compliment! ;)). Which re-affirms my belief that having a minimalist wardrobe can still be fun!
Now, I always call myself an aspiring minimalist because I think of it as a journey. By no means, do I call myself a “full minimalist” since I do not own 500 items, 100 items, or 50 items. Nor do I plan on counting the number of items I own, any time soon.
In fact, I easily have over 100 items in my wardrobe alone, and it’s not the end of the world. I am working on making my wardrobe more efficient and functional. I do this by donating/gifting clothes that I no longer use, and limiting my purchases.
My Guidelines for a (more) Minimalist Wardrobe:
- I no longer wander malls/stores for “fun”.
- I don’t buy stuff just because it’s on sale anymore.
- I make sure that if I buy something, I have to love it.
PS. I actually don’t own a dresser, and I do store my clothes in a cube-shelf similar to that in the photo above. This wasn’t any minimalist decision, but just me being cheap and then I never went back. 😛
What are your thoughts on a minimalist wardrobe? How do you determine what makes the cut in your wardrobe?