GUIDE FOR THE MINIMALIST
This post will be helpful to anyone trying to cull their wardrobe. Today I’m sharing with you my tips to finding your signature style/look. Once you’ve done this, culling your wardrobe will be so easy.
Let’s do this!
1. CHART YOUR LIFESTYLE
Create a lifestyle graph mainly to see what you do during the day. A lifestyle graph will help you see which activity you spend most of your time on. It will also help you find out what style of clothing actually fits your lifestyle. If you have a corporate job, you will mostly have an official style of dressing. If you go to the gym twice a day, you will need a fair amount of workout clothes.
2. DESCRIBE YOUR LOOK AND STYLE
Have some describing words to describe your style. Try to narrow it down to about three. That way when you are picking outfits, you can see if they fit the style you are going for. Some describing words you can choose from are: Casual, Chic, Corporate, Eclectic, Retro, Bohemian, Grunge, Classic, Strong, High-end, Soft, Minimal or Futuristic.
I would describe my style as Futuristic, Minimal and Strong.
3. FIND INSPIRATION
Now that you know what style you are going for, it’s time to look for some inspiration. The internet is a great place to start. Sites like Instagram and Pinterest are a great place to find similar styles to yours and get new ideas.
4. CHOOSE A COLOR PALETTE
Having a color palette will create uniformity in your wardrobe and style. This will also make it easier to pick out an outfit, because it’s easier to match items together. I recommend having one to two main colors, two to three secondary colors and up to three accent or accessory colors. My main colors are black and white, because they are very adaptable. Grey and beige are my secondary colors. Gold and silver are my chosen accent colors.
5. MATCH YOUR OUTFITS
Sort through your wardrobe and cull out the outfits that you don’t wear anymore or that don’t fit you anymore. Choose clothes that you feel confident and comfortable in. There is no point in owning something if you are not going to wear it.
How would you describe your style?
Keep you posted till next time