It’s no accident, in my opinion, that the wardrobe is frequently discussed in minimalist circles. It’s the ideal candidate for putting minimalist living philosophy and basic concepts into practice:
- Decluttering \sOrganizing
- Prioritizing quality over quantity
- Choosing and purchasing items that we enjoy and use
- Excess and unneeded purchases should be avoided.
- Identifying the most important aspects of our lives
- valuing and appreciating what we already have
- Simplifying and curating are two words that come to mind when it comes to simplifying
Of course, perfection is subjective (and also non-existent, but let’s just go with it for now), and choosing a wardrobe is a matter of personal taste and lifestyle. The fundamental hanfu cloak principles, on the other hand, are likely to be universal.
10 Ways to Create Your Dream Wardrobe+ Functional
You can (and want to) wear the same goods over and over again since it matches your lifestyle. It’s not exactly functional if it’s full of little party dresses, but the last time you went out was for your best friend’s birthday 6 months ago.
+ Contains a variety of things that are both versatile and complementing.
Individual objects can be styled in a variety of ways, but they also go well together.
+ Reflects your personal style
My wardrobe has its own aesthetics and color scheme. Simple goods with a twist (a unique cut or silhouette) and a primarily monochromatic color palette appeal to me (black, white, nude, grey, navy, dust pink). While a color palette is useful in 90% of cases, if your style is odd and unconventional, experimenting with other colors and patterns may be the way to go. They must, however, show your personality and artistic sensibility.
+ Is of excellent quality
The fabrics are of good quality, and the craftsmanship is excellent. Never, ever, ever, ever, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, This is what guarantees that your clothes will last another year or five. Here’s a list of good and awful fabrics.
Building a wardrobe you love isn’t a weekend project, so be realistic about your expectations. Otherwise, you may become overwhelmed, resulting in even more unneeded purchases and frustration.
Make a Pinterest board for ideas.
Collect all of the outfits you can envision yourself in. Is there a pattern here? Yes, most likely. That’s the main aesthetic approach you’re pursuing. I’d start with pieces that are really wearable and fit your lifestyle. Put the gorgeous evening gowns on a board for important occasions. Even though I’m happy with my current clothing, I have a minimalist inspiration board that I can go to whenever I need some new ideas.
Define your personal style.
It’s helpful to try to put into words what your ideal wardrobe might look like after this visual experiment. Make a list of your lifestyle traits, situations, occasions, colors, clothing types, and words you’d like to link with your outfits (minimal, practical, quality, colorful, neutral, feminine, layers, sporty etc). Make the best of it.
Also, a note about experimenting with various styles. As we become older, I believe our tastes and aesthetics get more defined. Since I was 14, I’ve been drawn to the same color palette, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t gone through different style phases. Crop tops, extra tiny skirts, loose pants, sneakers, sky high heels, and side chains have all been attempted at some point – but not all at the same time. Fashion isn’t something that should be taken seriously. Experiment, see what works best for you, and enjoy yourself.
Clear out your present clothes.
It is necessary to make difficult decisions. Make a Keep, a Maybe, and a Sell/Donate/Throw out pile to begin. If you’re renovating your wardrobe, try to avoid throwing out anything, even if you’re not completely content with it right now. Only declutter items that you haven’t worn, don’t fit anymore, or are in such bad state that they are beyond repair. For the time being, try to make do with what you have.
Organize your wardrobe.
Sort by color as well as by type (pants, skirts, shirts, dresses, etc.). This single step converts your closet into a neat, scannable, and clean space where you can actually find your clothes.
Prioritize your signature look and basics.
This is a matter of personal preference and lifestyle, but make a list of the goods you use the most and focus on obtaining the best version of them. It’s what you’d call your “uniform” or “signature appearance.” Everything else is secondary.
Make a statement with some one-of-a-kind products.
Not all of our clothes have to be useful or simple. The purpose is sometimes to add pizzazz to an otherwise plain dress. But, rather than focusing on this right away, attempt to strike a balance between making a unique statement and being overly trendy. You must understand what the foundation is that you will enhance with a spectacular piece. Essentials come first, followed by seasonal items, and last, a statement.
Make a list of your favorite stores.
While it’s great to remain open and discover new, tiny designers from time to time, having a few go-to buying sites that fit your style and aesthetics is also beneficial. If you’re shopping for new clothes, make a list of those and filter your searches by style and color to guarantee they fit into your wardrobe.
Never buy something until you can pair it with at least five other items.
Otherwise, you’ll be stuck with a wardrobe full of clothing that are great on their own but don’t go well together, leaving you with the dreadful “I have nothing to wear” feeling all the time. When you’re thinking about buying something, come up with at least 5 alternative combinations (more is better, of course).
Make no concessions or compromises.
When I glance at the tag and see the materials, 9 times out of 10, my shopping comes to a halt. I will not purchase synthetics; this is a non-negotiable need for me. Before making each purchase, I also ask myself the 15 most important buying questions. If you find something you like but it doesn’t quite fulfill your expectations, keep looking and don’t settle for less.
It will take some time. Resist the impulse to create your ideal wardrobe from the ground up in a matter of weeks. Start with your hallmark pieces and work your way up from there. Make a seasonal buying list or a timetable for how you’ll grow your dream wardrobe.