Fast fashion shopping can give us a dopamine spike which results in instant gratification. Most often, these clothes are trendy and cheap knockoffs of ramp wear. On the other hand, Minimalism is about getting rid of the unnecessary and decluttering your wardrobe to focus on clothes that fit your everyday lifestyle.
You can create a chic minimalist wardrobe with a few classic pieces that never go out of style. Think Little black dress, a pair of great-fitting pants, a white shirt, and a stylish jacket or blazer. A minimalist wardrobe does not mean a boring wardrobe. Instead of buying ten different trendy outfits that will go out of style in a few months, invest in something you will love forever!
How to get started with your minimalist wardrobe
- Declutter your wardrobe. Start with cleaning out your closet. You can create three sections- clothes to donate, clothes to keep, and clothes to discard/recycle. We can form an attachment to our clothes which makes it difficult to throw them away. Think about how often you wear the garment, whether it goes with the style you have envisioned or how you could salvage it. Remember, a minimalist wardrobe is not only about buying and wearing sustainable clothing but recycling and restyling what you already have.
- Take your time. No need to go all Marie Kando on your wardrobe. Take your time to swap out pieces of clothing for more timeless pieces. Look at DIY projects for inspiration to salvage clothes you cannot donate or resell online. You can make kitchen rags, pillowcases, or even make a t-shirt blanket from all your old t-shirts.
- Discover your style. Clothes are indeed our second skin and often reflect our moods and personality. The questions to ask yourself- What am I most comfortable wearing, what fabrics suit me best, what is the style I want to achieve? It may take some time before you find your style, but you will know where to start once you answer these fundamental questions. Try creating a moodboard with your preferred style references. You can look at various fashion magazines, surf online looks, or take inspiration from your favorite fashion personality.
- Shop local. Once you are ready to start adding pieces to your minimalist collection, remember to ditch the fast fashion brands. They create cheap trendy outfits that begin looking like garbage within a few washes. Shop from local brands, neighborhood fashion designers, and sustainable fashion brands like Mayori. All of Mayori’s garments are made consciously with 100% cotton fabrics and responsible dyes, carbon positive operations, less toxic waste, yet they guarantee zero shrinkage in all their clothes.
Our top three picks from Mayori to get you started on your sustainable fashion journey
This beautiful indigo blue cotton dress from Mayori is easy to wash and does not bleed. You can style it for a casual date, brunch, or even use it as maternity wear. To buy it for just INR.1500 click here- https://www.mayori.in/collections/all-collections/products/blue-asymmetrical-cotton-short-dress
You can never go wrong with white! This statement kurta is crafted in off-white rayon fabric. It has sweeping A-line and cut-out sleeves. The placket is defined with a drawstring gotta detail which is finished with tassels on the neckline. Pair with different dupattas, or go with a flared bottom to mix up the style. Click here to get this piece for INR.2240- https://www.mayori.in/collections/all-collections/products/asymmetrical-gota-cotton-kurta
Flaunt a no-fuss look with these blue colour stripped potali pants from Mayori. High on style, fit and finish, this pair is sure to lend you a sophisticated look. Pair it with a well-fitting white cotton shirt for an office-ready look, or have some fun with a more ethnic approach. To buy for just INR.1800, click here-