Created in partnership with Storage Stockport

Creating a minimalist wardrobe can help to simplify your style and make getting dressed in the mornings so much easier. Here are some tips on how you can create a minimalist wardrobe.

Evaluate your current wardrobe

Take a critical look at your wardrobe and decide what pieces you actually do and don’t wear. Consider donating or selling items that you no longer need or use. Organising your wardrobe into 3 categories: donations, sell, and keep. When it comes to decluttering your wardrobe, you could rent out a storage space and store any clothes that you do not need for the season at your new storage unit. For example, throughout the winter you could store all of your summer and holiday wardrobe in your unit, this will keep your wardrobe and home clear and as minimal as possible. If you are interested in renting a storage unit, Storage Stockport is the company for you. When renting with Storage Stockport, they do not require a deposit. All you have to do is pay weekly, as well as when you store with them, they can offer you 50% off your unit for the first 10 weeks.

Identify your style

Consider what style you want to achieve with your minimalist wardrobe. Look for inspiration online (Pinterest is a great site for style inspiration) or in magazines with your preferred colours, patterns, and silhouettes.

Stick to neutral colours

Stick to neutral colours like black, white, grey, and beige. These colours are versatile and can be mixed and matched easily.

Invest in quality basics

Invest in quality basics like a good pair of jeans, a white button-up shirt, a black blazer, and a trench coat. These pieces are timeless and can be worn all year round and they never go out of style.

Choose versatile pieces

Minimal does not mean boring. However, you will get more out of your wardrobe if you choose versatile pieces. Look for versatile pieces that can be dressed up or down. A simple dress can be dressed up with heels and statement jewellery, or dressed down with trainers and a denim jacket. A denim jacket is always a good go-to, you can never go wrong with having one of these in your wardrobe.

Try not to invest in pieces that are hard to layer such as a top with bulky shoulder pads etc.

Avoid trends

Avoid trendy pieces that will quickly go out of style. Stick to classic pieces that will last for years. Trends come and go all of the time, but how many times have we spent a lot of money on a piece for it to go out of style the following month? Try and avoid doing this unless you know it is an item that you will get to wear for years to come.

Limit the number of items

Limit the number of items in your wardrobe to what you actually wear. This will help you to avoid clutter and make getting dressed easier. We are all guilty of buying clothes that we wear once and then never wear again, avoid this by taking the time to think about whether you actually love the item. A trick to go by is if you see an item you love, leave it for now and then if you are still thinking about that item a week later, make the purchase then.

Creating a minimalist wardrobe may take some effort at first but it can simplify your life and help you to feel more confident in your style choices. If you are interested in renting a storage unit like we have mentioned, visit the Storage Stockport website to get in touch with them and they can help to sort you out with a storage unit.

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