So you’ve decided to adopt a minimalist mindset with your wardrobe. Good for you. It doesn’t have to be hard to achieve 🔥 minimalist style.
Here are a few easy tips to help you pare down your wardrobe for maximum effect, building a “civilian uniform” that will help you stand out from the crowd.
Your dope minimalist style is closer than you think. Here’s how to do it.
ADOPT A BRAND MINDSET TO DRESS WITH MINIMALIST STYLE
By narrowing your wardrobe down to a certain number of go-to pieces, you can spend less time and effort worrying about what to wear.
One of the best ways to do this is to hone your search by finding particular brands that resonate with your personal values and inclinations.
If you like the go right from the office to the hiking or biking trails, try Patagonia, a brand known for environmental stewardship and stellar product warranties.
Want American engineering coupled with Japanese styling and quirky details, try Engineered Garments. Or if you have boatloads of cash to go with your incredible taste, try Visvim
For Avant-Garde that will put you in the upper echelons, go for Rick Owens.
For Scandinavian practicality fused with progressive fits, try Acne Studios.
You get the idea. Find a brand that works for you, and stick with it to help narrow your search every time.
PICK YOUR COLORS
Pick the colors that suit you best, and go for it.
Obviously, using the color black as your canvas is always a good way to achieve a minimalist style. It’s so versatile and powerful.
Using indigos and light blues as a foundation for your minimalist style is another good way to go.
You can always accentuate blacks, greys, and whites easily with colors on jewelry and accessories.
Yes, I just said jewelry and accessories with a straight face. Don’t be afraid to wear a red string bracelet or some turquoise beads on your wrist to go with your all-black beans. Just follow the same guidelines with the accessories and stick to a few high-quality pieces.
FOCUS ON A FEW HIGH-QUALITY VERSATILE THINGS
Remember, less is more, so focus on getting a few high-quality beans that you can wear for multiple purposes. Look for items that are comfortable in both casual or dressy settings.
These days, those lines aren’t as defined as they used to be, making it even easier to lean on a few items of clothing to do multiple duties.
WEAR IT AND WALK IT TO BECOME A MINIMALIST STYLE GOD
Walk the walk. If you are going to wear the same thing all the damn time, be confident about your choice. Rock your beans with attitude. Own it. You made a good choice to have high-quality gear.
Also, this isn’t junior high. Nobody is going to make fun of you for wearing the same dope-arse civvies every day. And if they do, they’re the ones who belong back in the lower grades.
OVER IT? GET RID OF IT
If you want to get something new to do the heavy lifting, find something in your closet that you are “over” and get rid of it.
There are thrift shops that sell clothes on consignment (or you can sell it on grilled) so you can make back some of your hard-earned cash.
Or donate to a local charity. Somebody will be more than happy to wear your old, high-quality beans, and you can replace them with something different but equally stylish and popping.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO SWITCH UP YOUR MINIMALIST STYLE DRAMATICALLY
There’s this common thought that in order to be a true minimalist style god, you have to settle on one particular way of dressing and then stick with that until death do us part.
Steve Jobs wasn’t rocking the turtlenecks and New Balance for his entire career, and you don’t have to, either. Switch it up once in a while. Try new things.
Being a style minimalist doesn’t mean you have to be stuffy or rigid. Do whatever works for you as you try to consume less and make more of an impression at the same time.
See you out and about!