Guide to a Minimal Wardrobe

Recently I’ve been thinking about all of the clothing I have and how little I actually wear. I’m still a poor college student but my goal is over time to get rid of unnecessary & unworn clothing and shoes. I created a list of clothing that are simple and can be worn with many different outfits. This does not include pajamas and workout clothing, just everyday wear.

***I use the term ‘minimal’ loosely

  • Neutral-colored long and short sleeved tops
  • Neutral tank tops
  • 2-3 Sweaters
  • Few chunky cardigans
  • Denim jacket
  • 2-in-1 Winter/Rain Jacket
  • High-waisted black jeans
  • High-waisted blue jeans
  • High-waisted black leggings
  • Few sweatshirts
  • Few flannels
  • Casual sneakers
  • Booties
  • Waterproof/Winter boots
  • Sandals
  • Mules/Flats
  • Black purse
  • Brown purse
  • Maybe a colored purse
  • 3-4 bras
  • Few neutral colored bralettes
  • Few chunky scarves
  • Denim skirt
  • Few causal dresses
  • Few night/occasion dresses
  • Few body suits
  • Simple jewelry
  • Bomber jacket
  • Loose shorts
  • Few denim shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Watch

I know this seems like a lot most of these you only need 1 or max 3. It’s more efficient than having 30 tops, 8 pairs of jeans. Sweaters & cardigans that don’t match anything. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a few statement and colorful (versatile) pieces. Seasons make it difficult to make a wardrobe really small.

~Below are some of my favorites, if you want some inspiration:

Denim jacket:


Denim skirt:

Long sleeve:

Short sleeve:









Ideas & Tips & Tricks for Minimalism?

Recently I have been thinking about my student loans, I have been in college for minmalthree years and I have almost no money saved up. How did I let myself buy so much clothing, makeup, and unnecessary junk instead of trying to pay off my loans?

It got me thinking about all of the things I have and how important is it all really? I convince myself that I’m gonna do it, I’m going to go through a deep cleanse and get rid of the things that just sit around and collect dust….but the truth is, I’m afraid. What if I miss it? What if there’s a memory attached to it? I wonder if I will regret not having that token in 30 years when I want to show my children what my childhood was like.

As I’m writing this post I can just hear how ridiculous that is, when my parents show me their past it’s through photo albums or varsity letters. They don’t show me the junk that was sitting on their bureau.

In 1, 5, 10, 15, 20 years I’m not going to care that I didn’t have the perfect outfit for a night out to the bars with my friends. Instead of buying quality, versatile clothing I have dug myself into a hole of cheap clothes that are hard to pair with anything but jeans or leggings. I own about 15 pairs of shoes and I think I truly wear about 6 of them throughout the year.

I need tips & tricks for how you have successfully started the process towards a more simple life?

Minimal Makeup Look

There are some days when I snooze my alarm 3 times & then need to get ready fairly quickly. Those are always the days my skin looks dull. So here is my “no makeup” makeup look….

This look takes about 3 makeup products. It is super easy & super quick. 

Step 1: Apply the Maybelline Age Erase Concealer (the one with the sponge on the end) under your eyes, and where you have any blemishes. I use it where i have redness on my nose and right on my chin. 

Step 2: I lightly contoured my nose and my jawbone otherwise I look like I’m 7. Then I highlight the inner corner of my eyes, my cheekbones, my browbone, and the tip of my nose. I use the Smashbox 3-Step Contour Kit.

Step 3: Apply the Clinique High Impact mascara to your top lashes (and bottom if you want). I really like to do both because I have no issue with going a lil’ extra with my eyelashes.

Step 4: (optional) Apply the Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm, my favorite color is Red Dahlia.