Creating a minimalist wardrobe can significantly simplify your life, reduce stress, and save money.
Here are some tips for creating a minimalist wardrobe:
- Take everything out: Start by removing everything from your closet and laying it on a bed or floor so you can see what you have. This will give you a clear idea of what you have and what to get rid of.
- Evaluate and declutter: Go through each item of clothing and evaluate it. Get rid of anything that doesn't fit, is damaged, or you haven't worn in a long time. Also, consider if you have duplicates of certain items and keep only one of each if you do. For items that you don’t want anymore, consider donating or selling these.
- Define your style: Take a moment to consider your personal style, what makes you feel good, and what you actually need in a wardrobe. It will help you to identify what to keep and what to get rid of.
- Create a Capsule wardrobe: A capsule wardrobe is a curated collection of clothing that can be mixed and matched to create a variety of outfits. This approach is based on a small number of essential and versatile items that can be worn on different occasions rather than holding a lot of single-use clothes.
- Organise and store: Once you've decluttered, it's time to organise and store the remaining items in a way that makes sense for your lifestyle. This includes folding and hanging clothes in a way that makes it easy to see what you have. Hanging clothes helps prolong their lifespan, our slimline Velvet coat hangers not only stop clothes from falling onto the floor, but they will also give you back approximately 30% more hanging space in your wardrobe compared to a plastic or wooden hanger. You can use our Winslow baskets, Neat storage containers, and Bliss felt baskets or vacuum bags to store off-season clothing.
- Shop mindfully: When you're shopping, keep your minimalist wardrobe in mind and only buy clothes that you truly love and will wear often. Avoid impulse buys and consider the item in the context of your current wardrobe.
- Maintain: Even after you've created a minimalist wardrobe, you want to review it regularly and eliminate any items you no longer need or use. It's also essential to maintain your clothes properly to prolong their lifetime.
Remember, minimalism is a process, not a destination. It's a journey; you must be patient with yourself as you learn what works for you and what doesn't. A minimalist wardrobe is about simplifying your life, not about limiting it.