Are you hoping to achieve a minimalist wardrobe?

Investing in the essentials is one of the most important things to consider when trying to clean out your closet. 

It’s so easy to buy every piece of clothing you see and love. But then you start to realize that your closet is overflowing and you don’t wear half of the things you have because you forgot you owned them!

I’m going to give you all the tips and tricks that go above and beyond just cleaning out your closet, but to also help you achieve a minimalist wardrobe. Going minimalistic will add more functionality to your life than you may realize. 

This process is simple and only consists of 6 steps. 

Let’s start with Step 1: Take everything out of your wardrobe and dresser. I mean everything. I’m sure it’s been a while since you’ve seen your closet and dresser empty. 

The first step is pretty simple, now let’s move to Step 2: Get rid of the clothes you no longer wear and sell or donate them. This includes the very nice things that you no longer need or wear anymore. 

Go through each piece of clothing individually that you just emptied from your dresser and wardrobe.

You may be thinking to yourself, “Well, my mom bought this for me three years ago, and I would feel really bad if I gave it away because I don’t want to hurt her feelings.” Or “I won this shirt in a contest 10 years ago, and I’m not sure I want to give it up.”

That brings us to Step 3: Stop being sentimental.

The more sentimental you are about your clothing, the harder it is to go through and get rid of the pieces you no longer wear. 

When you are going through these pieces, consider how often you wear them, when was the last time you wore them, or if you just got them, how often you will wear them? If they don’t fit, well then why do you still have them? 

If you’re not wearing the clothes you currently have, then what’s the point of having them anyway? Giving them away to someone who will actually make use of the items will most likely be the better option.

Choose to keep the items that you wear the majority of the time. The point of having clothes is to wear them, right? Let’s bring fashion and functionality in the same space. 

Alright, we’re halfway through! Steps 4 and 5 go more in-depth with the cleaning out process. 

You’ll want to make sure that you’re giving goals or purposes to your clothing. For example, perhaps you have a group of clothes specifically for working, working out, or going out with friends. Giving your clothes goals will continue to add to the functionality of your wardrobe. 

Choose pieces that you know you can mix-match so you can get more than a couple of outfits out of them. Have a few solids and a few patterns to add a little variety and style to your fits.

It’s all about the number of combinations you can get out of what you have! What can you do to change things up with your inventory? This process will help to fine-tune your style.

We’ve made it to Step 6! This is the fun part: adding the clothes that you’ve decided to keep back into your wardrobe and dresser.

You can be fun with this! Now that you have fewer items, you can color-code or even organize your closet based on the goals you made for your clothes in the earlier steps. 

Once you’ve added everything back to your wardrobe. Take a step back and admire your hard work. Achieving a minimalist wardrobe is no joke and takes a lot of effort and a good chunk of time!

Picking your clothes out should be a breeze now. If you’re missing any essential pieces to your collection of clothes, shop Elly Jaymes! Invest in the best! You’ll find that you won’t have to update your wardrobe as often if you invest in better quality clothes. 

Stay tuned for more ways that you can improve your wardrobe fashion!!

March 01, 2021 — Nicole Diedrich