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Is your closet full of clothes, but you still find yourself with nothing to wear? You have a favorite orange patterned top, but it clashes with the only clean pants you have left. After half an hour of trying on clothes, you settle with the same outfit you've worn twice this week already.
A minimalist capsule wardrobe is a small, meaningfully chosen wardrobe that makes it easier to get dressed every day. Having great style doesn't mean having tons of options — it's about having pieces you love and know you will wear.
What is minimalist style? Minimalism equals simplicity. In the 1920s, manufacturers began mass-producing for society, producing mediocre merchandise in high quantities. Mass production promoted economic growth and individual prosperity. But fulfillment and functionality got lost in the process — people accumulated more things they didn't need.
A few decades later, in the 1960s, minimalism became more mainstream. Fine art shifted from large-scale, dramatic self-expression to works centered on clarity, transparency and sleekness. Over the next three decades, societies worldwide embraced minimalistic living, wanting clarity and quality in their lives.
Now, social media have introduced a new wave of simple living and a "less-is-more" philosophy. Practical people are more conscious of how they're spending their hard-earned money, choosing quality over quantity.
A minimalist style aims to make life easier. It means having clothing that is versatile, timeless, clutter-free and economical.
A men's minimalist wardrobe has limited articles of clothing, within a restricted color palette and a personalized style. Your best friend's minimalist wardrobe won't look exactly like yours. Achieve your goals with these steps.
A minimalist wardrobe also requires an organizational strategy. Some closets have mismatched hangers, scarves swinging from upper shelves or pants half-hung on hangers. Cluttered closets make it overwhelming to get dressed in the morning or for an event. Minimalist wardrobes require meticulous organization. Correctly hang and care for every item to make your daily routine more enjoyable.
Minimalist wardrobes don't have a cutoff limit. Instead, you should have as much as you reasonably need. Your minimalist wardrobe might have 20 pieces or 50. When determining how many clothing items you need, first break down your closet into categories:
Then, break down each category into what types of clothing you prefer wearing in each category.
If you have a casual lifestyle, then you will need a larger number of casual wear. Similarly, if you have a rigorous work schedule and attend many meetings, you will require more tailoring items than the average person.
Ultimately, you want to wear every item in your wardrobe. If you own pieces you rarely or never wear, those don't belong in your minimalist wardrobe.
Typically, minimalist wardrobes involve neutral colors. That doesn't mean you need to steer clear of bright colors or interesting patterns — owning one or two statement pieces can make your wardrobe more enjoyable.
Within your color palette, mainly include neutral colors like:
Neutral colors match without a fuss. Many wardrobes naturally contain a lot of black and white, since those colors pair with almost everything. However, having a strictly black-and-white wardrobe isn't optimal for most people. Branch out into other neutral colors for easily pairable items and maximum enjoyment.
Also, occasionally branch out from your color palette with bolder colors like:
These bolder colors aren't impossible to mix with neutrals, but they do require more thought. Incorporate these brighter colors into your minimalist fashion by pairing a bright-colored shirt with a gray or black blazer and pants. Remember, your outfits and color combinations will vary depending on your unique style.
For over 100 years, Penner's has believed in the positive effects of a carefully chosen, high-quality wardrobe. We offer minimalist clothing for men, including shirts, shoes, suits and whatever else your wardrobe needs.
Browse our selection online or visit us in person at our San Antonio, TX, location. We promise timeless pieces you'll love for many years and tailored clothing that fits right, thanks to our experienced in-house tailors. Let us know how we can help you build your minimalist wardrobe today.