Minimalist Approach In Fashion
Minimal closet is an attempt to help men and women dress better and become the best version of themselves with a minimalist approach.
Buy Less, But Better
When you hear the phrase “minimalist fashion,” chances are a few things come to mind. You probably picture those tightly curated wardrobes you see all over Pinterest filled with wispy, shapeless-looking pieces in various shades of black, grey, and taupe, with the occasional color thrown in there for good measure.
A minimal approach to fashion, as opposed to a minimal aesthetic for fashion, is more about the attitude and thought process behind things than it is about your color palette (or lack thereof) or the specific number of items in your closet.
Having a minimal approach to fashion means that you approach your closet with intentionality, not aiming for the largest (or smallest) number of things. Rather, your aim is a wardrobe that fits your lifestyle, and is filled with high-quality pieces you absolutely love that will, hopefully, last years.
Did you know that the average person only wears 20% of their wardrobe on a regular basis? That means 80% of those clothing items we simply couldn’t live without spend the majority of the time on a hanger in the dark, while we reach for the same well-loved dress or shirt again and again and again.
If you’ve ever looked at your closet and thought, “I have nothing to wear!”, that probably isn’t the case. Rather, you’re most likely plagued by decision fatigue or the paradox of choice—the more choices you have to make, the harder it is to make a decision, and the less confident you are in the decision you ultimately make.
But what if that didn’t happen anymore? What if every single day, you opened your closet and saw only things you absolutely love so that no matter what you picked, it would make you feel confident, amazing, and unequivocally you? That is what a minimal approach to fashion is all about.
Declutter Your Wardrobe
When was the last time you went through your closet? Doesn't mean you throw your clothes or get rid of them just as of now. Building a capsule wardrobe is a lot easier when you are working with organised piles. Just arrange them and makes piles like:
Save Pile- You love wearing them and those are the ones that will go back to your closet.
Box Pile- These are clothes that you half like and may not wear quite often. Put them into storage and you may wait to retrieve them with season change where few can find their place in your closet
Donate Pile- These are pieces that you don't wear anymore but for some strange reasons you still have them. Give them away, please...
YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
Once you are finished with your save-pile and you know which one needs to go to your closet. Next is a difficult task- to make a functional wardrobe, you got to know your style. Your focus areas are:
Patterns- Incorporate patterns that add variety to the palette. Initially, keep patterns simple and you can try mix and match once you start evolving.
Colour Palette - Identify three or four colours that you love and should work in harmony with your shirts pants, jackets and shoes.
Now that you have got your basics right, let's move on to understand if you are satisfied with your wardrobe or not.
This will help you understand if you really need to build a wardrobe that will serve you for life or not.
Have you thought to yourself
"I have a lot of clothes but when I look in my closet I can't find anything to wear"
"I get confused while shopping. I've already got many clothes but while wearing I keep on changing one to another."
"I don't have the capability of buying my own clothes. I just have the clothes that my girlfriend or wife bought me"
"Tired of my outdated wardrobe and looking for clothes that look good on me"
"I want to improve my dressing sense but I need help as I don't have enough knowledge on it"
“ I feel like people around me don’t take me seriously because of the way I dress.”
If so, you definitely need a minimal closet. A well-planned wardrobe will change the way you look forever.
Is Building A Minimal Closet Right For You?
Let me ask you these questions:
- Do you want a wardrobe that is less cluttered & visually appealing?
- Do you want a wardrobe that has clothes that effortlessly complement each other?
- Do you want a wardrobe that has outfits that are flexible and suits all occasions.?
If you answered in yes, then yes minimal closet is just right for you.
If it's not working let me help you fix it.
"I don't know how to shop for clothes that look good on me. And what clothes should I own so that I always have something nice to wear"
You're not alone
There are lots of reasons why you don't have clothes you absolutely love. It can be a matter of your choices, a matter of strategy, the way you are buying your clothes, and many other little tweaks.
Maybe you don't know what looks good on you? Maybe you are referring to all wrong advice on the Internet (Trust me, there are lots)
Maybe a Solid Plan Would Help
We've curated these two amazing guides that'll help you build a timeless wardrobe that'll serve you for life and also teach you how to shop for the right clothes every single time.