What a minimalist wears in day to day life.
Whenever people see my closet, they are often surprised by how little I keep in it. I used to stuff my closet full of cheap clothes. However, after discovering minimalism I’ve toned down my collection to include only what I really love. In the past, I briefly listed what I owned. However, I wanted to update that list and make it a formal post. Hopefully, this will inspire some of you to think about what clothes really make you feel good!
1. Several black socks
I keep my socks and underwear in a small box on the shelf above my hanging clothes. In one row, I keep several black socks which I wear whenever I go out.
2. Cozy sock collection
I have a very small collection of what I consider my cozy socks. They’re all nice, thick, grey socks. I wear these inside to protect my feet from the cold floor! These go in the other row, along with my underwear.
3. Underwear + Bras
I store my bras on a tiered pants hanger. I have four bras.
4. Black workout leggings
I have a pair of black workout leggings/pants that I’ve had for years. I wear these if I workout at a gym or outside, but most of the time I just wear them around the house.
5. Black jeans
I wear these jeans when I go out most of the time.
6. Blue jeans
I wear these when I volunteer at the animal shelter, visit my parents, or do any chores. Basically anything I can’t wear past the door due to allergies or germs!
7. Black slacks
I used to wear these for work. Now, I keep them for interviews, workshops, etc. Although I don’t need them often now, they’re a very high-quality pair which I love. I know they’ll come in handy in the future!
8. Black skirt
I have one mid-length black skirt. I don’t wear it often in winter, but in summer it’s what I wear instead of pants to keep cool.
9. Green tank top
I love the dark green, and I have one nice flowy tank top that I wear when it’s warm.
10. Black short sleeved button up
A nice simple shirt, easily dressed up or down.
11. Five white t-shirts
This is what I wear most of the time.
12. Black t-shirt
This too, I can’t recall how I ended up with just one black t-shirt, but it’s the same style as the others.
13. Green long sleeved shirt
A soft, cozy shirt. I wear it inside if it’s chilly, but it’s good for outside too.
14. Long sleeve white button up
The classic white button up. Another one that I don’t wear often, but that comes in handy for interviews and formal occasions.
15. Megasweater – green sweatshirt
This used to be my mothers. It’s much too big for me, but it’s super cozy. It’s what I wear inside 90% of the time. I call it megasweater.
16. Grey sweater
I have two sweaters as I often layer and am very clumsy. This one is lighter, and I wear it in both winter and summer.
17. Green sweater
This one was a gift from my partner and is heavier. It’s perfect for cold weather.
18. Black dress
I have one nice, above-the-knee dress. It was my high school homecoming dress, but I still love it. It’s simple and can be dressed up or down easily.
19. Teal raincoat
I live in the pacific northwest, so this is a must. It’s a light one that can fit over any of my other outerwear, so it works for those weird warm rains and the freezing snow.
20. Black jacket
This is just a light jacket for when there’s a light breeze or if I want to protect myself from the sun.
21. Grey winter jacket + winter gear
This was one of my favorite thrift finds. It’s not bulky, but keeps me super warm and has great pockets. I also, of course, have a winter hat, gloves, and a scarf to avoid freezing!
22. Running shoes
I use these when I exercise!
I have some black boots that I wear everywhere, they’re very high quality and they’ve held up so far.
Finally, my house slippers. I wear these around the apartment sometimes, and occasionally I wear them to get the mail.
What do you have in your closet?