Making the step towards creating a minimalist wardrobe will not be one that you regret! Having less choices to make an outfit from actually makes life easier (go figure). Considering we only wear 20% of our wardrobe 80% of the time, it only seems natural for everyone to create a minimalist wardrobe!
All done? Okay, time to read on to the best part…
It’s time to go shopping! By now, you should have a list of the items you now need to fill in the gaps in your minimalist wardrobe. You may have only a few items you need to purchase, or you may have several. The most important part to this step is:
Do not rush. Do the research.
It is very tempting to just rush out to your nearest shopping centre and just buy the first thing you see on your list, regardless of the fit, materiel and price. You need to resist the temptation! Here are the steps/research you need to do before you start your shopping expedition, whether that be in store or online.
1. Who does your garment best?
Most stores have an item that they specialise in, whether that be jeans, leather jackets, cashmere etc. Find the store that specialises in your item and use this as a base for your research.
2. Pay attention to the details
This includes the sleeve length, colour, neckline and overall style. These can make or break a garment. For example, when looking for a leather jacket, asymmetrical lines work best for my bust size.
3. Make sure the garment will work for your body shape
This will mostly be assessed when you try the garment on in store however, do some research on your body shape to see what will work for you. It will save you a lot of stress when you are searching in store or online.
Natural fibers are always best for durability, so make sure your items are either made from wool, cotton, leather or cashmere. If you only search for items with these materials, it will make life easier.
So what are you waiting for? Get to it!