5 Essential Pieces For Building A Minimalist Wardrobe

5 Essential Pieces For Building A Minimalist Wardrobe

It isn't difficult to understand why capsule wardrobes are so en vogue at the moment. Not only will you reduce clutter in your closet but you'll only end up wearing clothes you truly love. But, just how do you build a minimalist wardrobe that won't go out of style? Stick to the list below, and you will have all the essential pieces required for a timeless clothing collection.


Is there anything more versatile than a little black dress? When searching for the perfect LBD, look for one that is relatively plain. Sequins and lace are great, but you will want to be able to dress down—or up— at will. Remember, just because you're looking for an unfussy dress that doesn't mean it needs to be ordinary — not at all. A fitted, cold-shoulder LBD or a short dress with a sweetheart neckline can make all the difference.


A good-quality dark colored blazer is the perfect addition to your minimalist wardrobe. Whether you pair it with a dress and heels or jeans and a tee-shirt, you can create a put-together look in seconds. Try on different styles and sizes as blazers are not always uniform-fit, especially when made from a variety of materials like wool and silk.

Dark Denim

Jeans have long been a staple in many people's wardrobes. You may be going minimalist, but your jeans will always have a home. Dark denim —including black— is extremely versatile and can be dressed up much easier than lighter washes. Ankle jeans pair well with just about every style of shoe.

Solid Colored T-Shirts

I'm not sure I know anyone who doesn't own at least a few t-shirts. From graphic tees to band t-shirts to undershirts — everyone has their preference. Since you're creating a minimalist wardrobe, you'll want to look for shirts that will be the most re-wearable. Solid colors are often best. You really can't go wrong with gray, black, and white. Feel free to add some brighter colors too if you feel you'll be able to get a lot of use out of them. While t-shirts are very affordable, it's well worth it to spend a little more for higher quality. These shirts need to last a long time after all.

Nude Flats

Your shoes have to be the most versatile out of all your wardrobe staples because you'll be wearing them most of all. This is why I suggest at least one pair being both nude and flat. Think about it: there isn't a single outfit that wouldn't work well with nude shoes. And why flats? Well, they're comfortable! They also work just as well with dresses as they do with jeans. Pointed flats are especially worth it.


Brittany Brolley is a freelance writer and blogger from southern New Jersey. She specializes in pop culture, lifestyle, and women’s writing. Brittany contributes to a variety of sites and strives to empower others through much of her work. In addition, she is an advocate for the childless and childfree and strives to dismantle the stereotypes surrounding these women through her site therinkydinklife.com.