There are many simple pleasures in life that bring us more joy than some of the more extravagant possessions and experiences ever could. For that reason, more women than ever are choosing a life of intentionality, simplicity, and minimalism. However, our wardrobes and style are so personal and meaningful that letting go of clothing and jewelry can feel difficult for even the most dedicated minimalists. Whether you’re dipping your toes into the idea of a capsule wardrobe or are looking to pare down on your already sparse collection, there are some must-haves that every woman needs. Keep reading to learn what you should keep; from the perfect jewelry to the must-have shoes, you go through the closet clutter.
Little Black Dress
A little back dress, better known by its acronym, the LBD, is essential for every minimalist women’s wardrobe. The little black dress is a neutral-colored dress or jumpsuit in which you always feel your best. Confidence is key to looking phenomenal, so the minimalist woman knows not to hold on to anything that doesn’t make her feel like a million bucks. If you don’t already have a little black dress, consider this your warning that she needs to find one and keep it forever!
An Oversized Sweater
Even if you live in a warm weather environment, there will be times when you’ll want a chunky, oversized knit sweater. These sweaters look great with shorts in moderate temperatures; they can keep you cozy on a Netflix and chill night in and, of course, are perfect during winter weather. A neutral color like oatmeal, gray, navy, or black is essential to every modern minimalist women’s wardrobe. Opting for the highest quality that you can find and afford is key because, ideally, this sweater will be something that will keep you cozy for years to come.
Fine Jewelry Bracelets
When finding a quick way to add glam and style to an outfit as simple as a T-shirt and jeans, beautiful fine jewelry bracelets are the way to go. Whether you opt for an oversized gold cuff, a simple silver chain, or anything in between, bracelets are an effective way to make a gorgeous statement. Only some have their ears pierced; others don’t like the feeling of a necklace, so bracelets are a no-fuss and easy way to pull your outfit together and something every capsule wardrobe needs.
Styles come and go, and while there’s nothing wrong with enjoying fashion trends as a minimalist, having pieces that will stand the test of time is always better than those that will fall out of your favor. The quintessential coat, like a beige trench, can be worn for most seasons and in varying temperatures. While you don’t have to go with a neutral trench, maybe you’re more of a black motorcycle jacket gal; finding your version of this perfect coat that matches the rest of your aesthetic and works with the weather where you live is key to owning less and feeling great and what you do own.
Perfectly Fitting Jeans
The last few years have seen denim trends all over the map, from skinny jeans falling out of favor, two-tone denim, baggy jeans, flare and bell bottom, and everything in between; it’s hard to keep up! If you’re going for the perfect minimalist wardrobe, the most important thing you can do is find a pair of jeans that flatter your body shape, give you confidence and work with your existing wardrobe. Don’t worry so much about what the fashion magazines say at the time because currently, low-rise jeans are in, and most women aren’t fans. Instead, the most important thing is that jeans that flatter your rear, don’t gap in the waist, and are in the wash that works with your existing tops.
Of course, there are several other essentials like a few neutral tank tops, short sleeve shirts, long-sleeve shirts, and a skirt or two, but by incorporating the above items into your wardrobe, you’ll have a leg up on being able to curate the most polished and pulled together outfits, which is what fashion is always about. Here’s to you, less decision fatigue as you get dressed and a simpler life that you love!