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I’m not sure if I’ve done a minimalist wardrobe post on this site before, so here goes
My journey into reducing the amount of clothing I owned started in 2009 when I completed a year-long clothes buying fast. The fast really opened my eyes to how little of my clothing I actually wore. The 80/20 clothing rule definitely applied to me back then.
Over the course of that year I slowly reduced everything that I owned, and started the beginnings of the capsule (casual) wardrobe that I have today. At my last count I had 31 core wardrobe items, today, after making a few changes over the winter, I have 32 (+coats and shoes).
You’ll notice from the photo below that my wardrobe consists of neutral colours only, but I wouldn’t have it any other way – I’m definitely a jeans, t-shirt and flip-flops girl. I’ll add a scarf if I’m feeling adventurous
+ 9 Items for exercise and wearing at home ( 3 exercise pants, 3 T-shirts + 3 Jumpers)
To manage my wardrobe organisation (and to avoid aimless clothes shopping, which I hate!), I keep a clothing wish list on my mobile phone and once every 6 months or so I’ll do a little shopping and buy 2 or 3 items from my list.
I tend to shop in the following stores for my basics, Gap, Banana Republic, M& S and Next. Then for bigger purchases like coats and handbags, I spend a lot more as I want them to last me for a very long time.
For fun I also have a wardrobe board on Pinterest (where you can see some of my clothing items) as it’s nice to see how everything mixes and matches.
Phew! That’s it I think. Please let me know your thoughts.
Do you have a similar amount of clothes? Are you working towards reducing your clothing?