Inside My Minimalist Closet
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About three years ago, at the age of 17, I decided to get rid of all the clothes in my closet that I was not wearing. I remember selling almost everything, and buying a few staple pieces after. I bought a grey t-shirt from Forever 21, distressed boyfriend jeans from American Eagle (bought from Marshall’s), and a few other things. My closet was extremely bare — and, while it felt freeing at first, I realized that I didn't like it.
However, clearing out my closet gave me the space to really contemplate on my personal style. In the past, I bought clothes that were popular and looked good on other people, and I didn't give much thought to whether it would look good on myself. I never liked that feeling of not loving what I wore, so I eventually set the intention to dress comfortably, and wear pieces that flattered me.
I wrote down in a list what I wanted more of in my closet (I still do this today). I focused on what I actually needed, as opposed to buying for "fashion" and trends. Personally, I’m big on investing in staple pieces, and creating multiple outfits, by mixing and matching — I believe that’s where my true style shines.
Today, my closet has grown a bit. It's still small, but a good size for me. It’s minimal because I have what I need and that’s all. As the seasons change, I update my wardrobe by selling or giving away what I don’t want, and I buy new pieces for the weather.
Inside my closet:
Here’s a few of my favorite staple pieces for the fall/winter:
- Olive green anorak jacket — Keeps me warm on cold/rainy days
- Grey pullover sweater — So comfy
- Black + white long-sleeve tees — A style basic that can be worn alone or layered
- Grey sweatpants — I love these because they are comfortable and easy to throw on for quick errands
- Dark denim — Looks great + pairs well with different tops
- Pink slip-on sneakers — Comfy and easy to slip on
Thank you for reading! Hope you enjoyed a look into my minimalist closet. Are you into minimalism? If so, what are your favorite style essentials for the fall and winter? Let me know in the comment section!