Your closet can be cluttered with clothes you no longer wear but do not know how to let go of. Whether it is because the clothes are expensive or sentimental, or you just do not want to part with an item because it is your favorite, the next few weeks are a great time to go through your clothing and donate the things you no longer wear. This will not only free up the space in your drawers and closets, but you will be creating a better wardrobe with clothes that you actually get use out of.

When you have a minimalist wardrobe, you do not always need to buy new clothes. Your wardrobe can be comprised of old pieces you have around the house or purchased at thrift stores, flea markets, or rummage sales. These items can then be reworked into new outfits and worn repeatedly. A whole minimalist wardrobe can be built using clothes you already own. So, here are the tips on how to start your minimalist wardrobe. 

Classic Coat

A coat is a classic piece that is always in style. But a coat is different from a jacket. A coat is what you put on before you leave the house, while jackets are for casual wear indoors. A coat is heavier and warmer, made from wool or other warm fabric, while jackets tend to be lighter and made of synthetics. A Classic Coat is one essential item that should not be missed. Like the wardrobe basics, this essential is a must-have in the closet. It is one of those purchases that can last you a lifetime if taken care of properly. Neutral colors can have you pairing it with most of your outfits, so you do not have to think about buying multiple.

Black Blazer

While many people consider a black blazer an essential wardrobe staple, most people do not understand why. It is because a black blazer can be worn with just about anything, and with the right styling, it can make an outfit look complete. For example, if you are wearing a black blazer at work, choose a pair of dress pants, a nice top and dress shoes. If you want to go out, pair your blazer with a pair of jeans and a top and finish off the look with a pair of heels. The options are endless, so do not be afraid to mix and match!


Turtlenecks, also known as turtleneck sweaters, have become a wardrobe essential. The turtleneck top is a timeless piece that looks great paired with anything from jeans to leggings to skirts. The turtleneck top works as a layering piece as well as a stand-alone piece if you have it in the form of a dress, meaning you can wear it in a variety of different ways. Turtlenecks can be great for all weathers as there are different styles from Spring to Winter, so you do not have to limit your options.

Tailored Trousers  

Tailored trousers are one of the minimalist wardrobe essentials. Why? Because they are versatile, they are comfortable, and they are so easy to wear. Men’s suit trousers are designed to be fitted, and tailored trousers are no different. They are unconstructed trousers, which means that they are made from a single piece of material. A tailored trouser is a style that is like the suit trousers, but they are not formal. Both men and women can wear this piece of clothing day and night, so you can go from the office to the bar with a small change of a top and shoes.

Simple Slip/Slip Dresses

Slip dresses, as well as basic slips, can be thought of as a two-piece outfit. You are likely familiar with the slip, which is simply a piece worn under a dress or skirt to help it hang properly on the body. Slip dresses can be long dresses, or short dresses depending on the style you are going for. These dresses are extremely versatile and can act as a go-to piece for everything from a day at the office to a night on the town, as long as you pair them with clothing that compliments their look, you have an outfit.

The minimalist trend is very modern, an excellent way to simplify and declutter your life. Having a minimalist wardrobe allows you to be more mindful about what clothes you wear, how you wear them, and how you feel when you are wearing them. Your minimalist wardrobe should not only reflect your style; it should reflect you as a person.