Lessons Learned From Creating A Minimal Wardrobe

5 Lessons Learned From Creating A Minimal Wardrobe

It will always be an ongoing process

There will never be a definitive end to creating a minimal wardrobe; it’s a constant process of editing and developing. It sounds stupid but I kind of went into the minimal wardrobe series thinking, at some point, I will have “the ultimate wardrobe” that is perfect in every way. That’s just never going to happen.

Finding high quality clothing is really difficult

I’m still trying to work out what the best brands are to buy new clothes from; price isn’t always a good indicator of whether a garment is high quality or good value for money. There is a real lack of reliable brands so I have mostly stuck to buying from independent companies or vintage/second hand.

Second hand is best

The pieces I love the most from the past year have all been second hand. It’s become really obvious I enjoy discovering and buying clothes in charity shops. It’s my thing~ I always find something to bring home with me. If an item of clothing can last 20+ years it has to be well made and every piece you find is pretty much guaranteed to be one-of-kind.

The less you buy, the less you want

I look at clothing in a completely different way now; the less I buy, the less I want. Having simple, set rules dictating what I can and cannot buy alongside specific criteria that must be met, has made me seriously consider every single item I bought.

Mistakes will be made

I bought a couple of items that I kind of regret and that’s OK, it wasn’t anything too major and it’s all part of the learning process. I bought a couple of rule-breakers and a few second hand purchases ended up not being quite as useful as I had imagined. But still, on the whole, I think I did pretty good for my first year of the minimal wardrobe.