Adopting a Minimalist Wardrobe


“Sustainable fashion is not only about supporting slow fashion labels but also about giving new life to existing items and keeping clothing out of landfills.”

Many people seem to be adopting minimalist lifestyles. Minimalism advocates a sustainable lifestyle. It is positive in every way possible and contributes to a person’s mental and physical wellbeing.

Adopting a minimalist wardrobe is one way to opt for a minimalist lifestyle. This could be the start of your journey towards a truly minimalist lifestyle. Today, I will give you a few tips on how to adopt a minimalist wardrobe by limiting it only to the essentials.

Sort and Organize the wardrobe space

Empty your wardrobe

First of all, it is important to go through a thorough check-up of your wardrobe. To do this, it is convenient to pull all the clothes out and empty the wardrobe. This will actually help you to realise what is necessary and what is unwanted. In this process, you will realise how many unwanted things were in your wardrobe for so long.

Note down things

To organise things better keep a note of the things you have and the things you want. You can also organise the space of your wardrobe according to the type of clothes you have. To do this, categorise your belongings.

Decide what you don’t want

Sort and organise the clothes in your wardrobe. Decide the things that you do not want to keep. Once you choose the clothes that you don’t want, decide if you are going to donate them or going to recycle or reuse them.

When you decide what clothes to keep, thoroughly analyse why you want them. Keep only the clothes that you will and can wear.

Sort and organise the wardrobe space

Consider the space of the wardrobe and organise it in the way you want to arrange your clothes.

Decide what you want

In this process, you have to analyse what are the clothes that you want to keep. This is based on your style and needs. If you are opting for a minimalist wardrobe, it is important not to go after fashion trends occasionally, but to have your own unique style. You can decide this based on your occupation, where you live, your daily lifestyle, age, and of course your budget.

Make sure your wardrobe is timeless and classic, then you don’t have to worry about fashion trends and also own the basics when it comes to clothes and accessories.

Also, set up a budget strictly based on your need. This will actually help you from spending unnecessarily on clothes or accessories.

When shopping, make sure to invest in the best clothes and accessories, as they will last for a long.

These are a few things you can consider when choosing your clothes and when buying new ones;

– Does it fit and match you?

– Will you wear it?

– Do you have something similar?

– How durable is it?

“An authentic and timeless wardrobe will reflect your personality and make you feel most like yourself.”

Take good care of your clothes

If you are adopting a minimalist wardrobe, it is a must to take good care of your clothes. This will help them last longer. Make sure to hand wash delicate materials or clothes with delicate work or hand work on them.

When ironing them, consider the material and then decide the heat based on that.

Love what you’re doing

Moving on towards a minimalist wardrobe is a journey toward a minimalist lifestyle. This is an act that will redefine your thinking and control you from shopping unnecessarily, and help save you money. There is no doubt that this is a challenging task at first. Starting from beautifully arranged apparel shops and shopping apps are of course tempting. To keep away from these is challenging for sure.

By Ama H.Vanniarachchy