Life is too short to spend extra time standing in front of your closet trying to figure out what to wear. Of course, on the flip side, you also want to look and feel confident every time you walk out of your door — which requires a chic and comfortable outfit.
So, what’s a girl to do when she wants to look great and avoid extra hassle? Learn more about how to have a minimalist wardrobe, of course! Building a collection of versatile, quality pieces will allow you to mix and match effortlessly without sacrificing style.
Here are seven staples to help round out a minimalist wardrobe for women.
There’s a good reason the plain white tee has remained a must-have fashion item throughout the decades, even as other trends have come and gone. Simple short-sleeved tops in neutral colors pair beautifully with, well, everything.
And nowadays, short-sleeve shirts are anything but boring. The Thea Asymmetric Top is one example of a seemingly simple sleeveless top with an edge — it puts a sleek twist on the classic tank top that’s easy-to-wear and attention-grabbing at the same time.
Next up on the minimalist women’s wardrobe list: long-sleeved tops in neutral colors. You can have a lot of fun in this department, thanks to a seemingly endless array of necklines and sleeve designs, such as:
- Turtlenecks for cooler seasons
- Off-the-shoulder and cut out tops for day-to-night potential
- Square, round and asymmetric necklines
- Bell and puff sleeves for some extra vintage flair
Denim is sturdy, versatile and flattering — especially in dark colors.
Adding a couple of pairs of jeans in your favorite cut to your closet will make getting dressed for daytime activities a breeze, whether you’re grabbing coffee with a friend, running all over town on errands or heading out for happy hour.
Insider Tip: High-stretch denim (like our Camden Jeans) tends to be slimming, elongating and super comfy.
Some days you don’t feel like wearing jeans. Or you want to dress up a bit for a work event, museum outing or chic day out on the town. Wide-legged pants are a must for situations like these. Women who already own them know how comfortable and flowy they are while maintaining a refined shape.
They’re the best of both worlds!
Adding one of these to a women’s minimalist wardrobe might sound old-fashioned at first, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Modern cocktail and party dresses for women are elegant, timeless and edgy. Plus, you can dress them up or down depending upon the occasion.
Adding a cocktail dress to your closet will ensure you’re ready for any nice party or business event.
Flats, Boots and Pumps
Now you need shoes to go with your carefully curated collection of tops, dresses and bottoms. Think in terms of height — from the flattest sandal or sneakers to ankle boots with a kitten heel all the way up to the classic pump.
Having a variety of well-made shoes will help you accessorize every outfit you put together without breaking a sweat. A great place to start is a white sneaker and a black or nude pump.
Outerwear provides the first impression of your fashion sense. So, you’ll need a great coat. Adding a high-quality wool coat to your wardrobe in an interesting silhouette is one way to make a splash while also staying cozy all year ‘round.
These seven staples can round out any minimalist wardrobe for women — making it incredibly easy to mix and match with finesse then waltz out the door to whatever awaits.
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