Minimalist Wardrobe Essentials : What You Need To Know.


If you are just starting out on your journey to creating a  minimalist capsule wardrobe we are here to talk you through the minimalist wardrobe essentials you need, to have in your closet as a solid foundation.

I like to think of these minimalist wardrobe essentials as the building blocks of your wardrobe,  that holds the rest of your wardrobe together. Why you need to streamline your wardrobe.

Streamlining your wardrobe helps you to

  • Always match.
  • Spend less on clothes.
  • Make clothes shopping easier.
  • Stop impulse purchases
  • Get dressed quickly



First, choose your four base colours. Let’s get started!

  • Brown
  • Navy
  • Grey
  • Charcoal
  • Black
  • Camel
  • White
  • Plumb
  • Khaki
  • Blue

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They are all great colours to choose from and in any combination work well together.



Next, we are going to choose trousers

Including a couple of straight legs and wide leg trousers into your closet will allow you to create some fabulous casual looks and is also a great place to start to venture away from jeans.


I’ve included leggings in this list of essentials because they are very versatile  to wear with

  • Tunics
  • Long shirts
  • Dresses
  • Slouchy jumpers
  • Slouchy cardigans

if accessorised well, they look great, with a bonus of being super comfortable.





Add some skinnies, some wide leg and some slouchy to fit every occasion






There will be a few key pieces you need in your wardrobe to mix and match together, which are great for layering too.

  • Tanks
  • Short-sleeved t-shirts
  • Long-sleeved t-shirts
  • Cardigans or jumpers if preferred.

This is an example of how you would incorporate these items into your closet.


So, now you have 19  minimalist wardrobe essentials in 4 base colours (black, grey, blue, white in this example)>You can swap any of these essential colours with base colours of your own choice.

You will have plenty of time to play about with colour later on, so keep your base colours very simple and make sure they work well together!

In my next post, How To Add A Pop Of Colour To Your Capsule Wardrobe, we cover the next steps you need to follow to add a splash of colour to your newly streamlined wardrobe,   click here to read it now!

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