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: https://www.missguidedus.com/light-blue-oversized-denim-jacket-10052550

Sunglasses: https://www.quayaustralia.com/collections/women/products/jezabell

Denim skirt: http://us.asos.com/asos/asos-denim-original-high-waisted-skirt-in-waterfall-blue/prd/7128422?clr=midwashblue&SearchQuery=&cid=15177&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=122&gridsize=3&gridrow=9&gridcolumn=3

Long sleeve: https://lucaandgrae.com/products/beige-sweater?variant=388466704385

Short sleeve: https://www.madewell.com/madewell_category/SHIRTSTOPS/topsblouses/PRDOVR%7EG2513/G2513.jsp

Purses: https://www.fossil.com/us/en/products/maya-small-hobo-sku-zb7285607c.html

https://www.madewell.com/madewell_category/BAGS/totes/PRDOVR~F5788/F5788.jsp?color_name=english-saddle

Watch: https://www.fossil.com/us/en/products/jacqueline-three-hand-rose-gold-tone-stainless-steel-watch-sku-es4352p.html

https://www.fossil.com/us/en/products/the-commuter-three-hand-date-tan-leather-watch-sku-es4348p.html

Mules: https://www.madewell.com/madewell_category/SHOESANDBOOTS/clogs/PRDOVR~G8388/G8388.jsp?color_name=english-saddle

https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tory-burch-max-espadrille-mule-women/4788741?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=DUST%20STORM

Jeans: https://www.ae.com/women-ae-denim-x-vintage-hi-rise-jean-seaspray/web/s-prod/0436_9931_871?cm=sUS-cUSD&catId=cat7010084

Leggings: https://www.girlfriend.com/products/black-girlfriend-legging-4008-jb

Bomber: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/levis-ma-1-bomber-jacket/4454725?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=NAVY

Dress: https://lucaandgrae.com/products/mauve-dress-with-knot-twist?variant=37892787585

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Friend’s Night Out Makeup Look

Last night, my friends & I went out to watch a friend’s band, Mama’s Marmalade, perform in a small town’s town hall. I hadn’t done a face of makeup in a while so I thought this was the perfect opportunity. I used the Morphe 35W palette for this eye look.

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I have pretty clear skin so I tend to stay away from heavy face makeup, so I did my basic face makeup ~again~

  1. I always start my makeup with my Vaseline lip therapy cocoa butter lip balm.
  2. Maybelline Age Rewind concealer under my eyes, on and around the tip of my nose, a little on my chin and upper lip.
  3. I used the Smashbox 24-hour eyeshadow primer on my eyes and while that dried I,
  4. I contoured my face with my (light) Smashbox contour kit, the contour color under my cheekbones, on my jawline, and on the sides of my nose.
  5. I used the highlight color from that Smashbox trio and put it on my cheekbones & tip of the nose, then put my Becca highlighter in Moonstone and put that on top of the highlight that was on my cheekbones.Morphe 35W Palette
  6. I used color #1 all over my lid and then blended it into the crease as my base color
  7. Then, I put color #2 all over the base color and into the crease using a fluffy blending brush
  8. I put a little bit of #3 into my crease with a fluffy brush and used the tip of my pointer finger to put some on my outer corner
  9. Put a little bit of #4 onto the fluffy blending brush and concentrate that on the center and outer parts of the crease
  10. Use our pointer finger to place #5 onto your outer corner
  11. I use a small brush to apply the highlighter color from the Smashbox trio and put that on my inner corner, I like to try and blend it out into the center of my lid for a gradient effect
  12. I like to layer a little bit of the Becca highlighter right into the inner corner, and I usually blend this out a little along the inner 1/3 of the lower lashline
  13. I suck at eyeliner so I used my Jane Iredale black pencil eyeliner and just lightly lined my upper lashline, I like the thinner eyeliner look, just to make my eyelashes look a little more full.
  14. I used my Covergirl Full Lash Bloom mascara in black, I like to take my time with this and try and make sure my eyelashes are separated, I love this mascara but I think it takes patience and multiple layers to make them long and separated.
  15. Now I usually kiss the back of my hand to get the excess lip balm off of my lips
  16. I used my Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lip in Zuma
  17. Then used the highlighter from the Smashbox trio and put that on my cupid’s bow and on my brow bone.
  18. If I hadn’t run out of my setting spray this is when I would have sprayed my face.

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