Hi friends! I'm just starting on my journey to becoming a minimalist. I was told recently that the way minimalists get by is to buy a few sets of very durable, versatile pieces of clothing. Does anyone have recommendations that could work in multiple scenarios and would be easy to wash? And potentially could be layered in cold weather with sweat-wicking properties?
I love both Oiselle and Smartwool for lightweight, layering pieces. Both companies design clothing meant for running/outdoor activity but I find that many tanks can be layered under a blazer or cardigan for work, and then I'm already dressed for my post-work run.
Do research on “capsule wardrobes” it teaches you about being minimalistic, while staying fashionable. They have multiple sites where they even give you all the different options on how to wear the items. Most of them consist on 25 individual items including accessories. Absolutely love the idea. By the way, they go by seasons 🍷🍷
I love that you are starting this journey, my biggest piece of advice is to hit up thrift stores if you are trying to be more conscious about the environment and avoid the over-consumerism conundrum. I have a few vests and dusters I've purchased that are very versatile with either a skirt/dress combo or even simple slacks or jeans.
One great way also is to join your local Buy Nothing group, people give clothes a bit. It's fun to switch up your wardrobe. Capsule wardrobes are the way to go... depending on where you live you may not need one for every season. Here in the pacific northwest, I go by hot/cold and other.