"To consume less but better" is the objective of the past few years. After becoming aware of our responsibilities on the current state of the planet, the savings that we would make and the mental discharge that this would bring us... more and more people are converting to this new way of consuming. We are therefore going to help you, step by step, to obtain a committed and stylish wardrobe!
STEP 1: Sort
1. It is essential above all to have a complete view of your wardrobe to be able to detect the essential pieces. First of all, you have to take out your entire wardrobe and put everything in 3 separate piles (remember to also sort the accessories, jewelry, shoes, bags, etc.)
– Pile 1: What you wear on a daily basis, clothes in which you feel good and above all flattering for you.
– Stack 2: These are clothes that you have bought but which you do not use, you do not like them more than that, you do not know what to match them with…
– Stack 3: Clothing with a strong emotional charge “this dress reminds me of those holidays in Ibiza…” But you don’t put them back on!
2. What to do with these batteries?
Battery 1 you will of course keep it, it is essential.
Stack 2 you can either sell them or donate them to associations or both!
Stack 3 is the most complicated stack, difficult to sell these clothes and at the same time we know that we will not necessarily put them back... Personally we put all these emotional pieces in "souvenir boxes" to store next to trinkets of vacation !! Be careful, the goal is not to put the whole dressing room in it, you really have to sort it out beforehand and only keep a few pieces there.
STEP 2: Analyze remaining parts
After having sorted everything, however, you must analyze what you have kept. It may be that at this stage you decide to further purify your dressing room!
What do I have left? Which colors predominate? What style does what I have left come close to? All these important questions will serve you later. Feel free to list everything you have left.
To help you in what is "essential" in a wardrobe here is a list (of course this is a non-exhaustive list, it's up to you to adapt it to your lifestyle, these are just basic pieces .)
- Leather jacket
STEP 3: Reconstitute your dressing room
Namely, a minimalist wardrobe, in other words a capsule wardrobe, is first built through colors. It is therefore important to know which neutral colors suit you. (Ex: Black, White, Grey, Cream, Sky blue, Navy blue, Khaki, Pale pink…)
These shades will serve as the basis for your wardrobe, that is to say that most of your clothes will be in these colors. A word of advice: have a balanced balance between dark and light shades in all of your clothes.
Choosing plain pieces is very important because it will allow you to MIX AND MATCH more easily (that's the whole goal by the way).
You loved the red, or even the fuchsia pink… no worries bring these shades by keys. It can be a scarf, a necklace, a pair of trainers, a sweater… The goal is for it to remain a minority in your dressing room.
Houndstooth, leopard, zebra, check, liberty prints...are closely linked to passing trends. However, if you like these prints then bring them also in small touches. We recommend a strong piece for each print and above all to associate them with plain and neutral colors.
Do you know what a STRONG PIECE is?
These are qualitative pieces giving body to your outfits. Ex: Wool coat, a beautiful linen blazer, a beautiful leather jacket...
What clothes to choose?
Now you know which colors you should choose in a future purchase. Thus it is necessary to constitute its wardrobe of basic clothes in so-called neutral colors.
For this step you need to see what you already have so you know what you are missing and need to buy.
Here is a more detailed list of a minimalist dressing room, it will serve as a guide (again if you don't like a piece, don't buy it, adapt this list to you).
– Blazer of at least two different colors (one dark and one light)
- Jean jacket
– Wool coat
– T-shirt opt for all neutral colors)
– Shirt (a white one is essential, but opt for other neutral colors as well)
– V-neck sweater, Round neck…
– Sweatshirt with inscription (or not, it's up to you to see what you prefer)
PANTS & DRESSES
– Jeans in all neutral colors (choose fits that make you feel good and comfortable)
– Straight cut and cigarette pants (black, beige, gray)
– Leatherette (skirt, shorts, pants)
– Jogging bottoms
Depending on the seasons, the materials will change, a piece of advice opt for materials that are as natural as possible and above all qualitative. So you will change your basics less often!
Winter & Autumn: Cotton, wool, cashmere, silk, jeans…
Spring & summer: Linen, cotton, silk, jeans…
The advantages of a minimalist wardrobe are numerous, but one of them is being able to accessorize each outfit very easily. Bright colors, prints and very trendy cuts must come to accessorize your outfits, be the final touch giving dynamism and personality to your look.