MINIMAL ME PART ONE // THE WARDROBE INVENTORY: SS14/15


It’s been some time since I wrote about my introduction to minimalism. While I have not abandoned the idea, I've not had time to take more steps towards simplifying my wardrobe. This weekend I vowed to find the time to do a wardrobe detox, and take stock of what I have, what I need and what I want.

I want the focus of this post to be around detoxing your wardrobe though (we’ll get to the needs and wants later). As some of you may know, I am completely obsessed with into-mind.com. So naturally I used this guide to assist me with my wardrobe detox.

It was a lot simpler than I expected:


I threw out anything that was broken/holey – I was amazed by how many items I had been holding onto even though they were totally un-wearable.
I threw out anything that didn’t fit – within reason. Like a lot of girls I have my skinny wardrobe, clothes I want to fit into again and I know it’s unhealthy but I just can’t bring myself to part with them. I did throw out everything that was too big, stretched or shrunk to the point of being ridiculous (again, surprising large amounts in this pile).
I packed away my thick winter wear – spring is here, I won’t need thick jackets, fleece pj’s and thick socks for at least another 8 months. Having my winter wear out of sight has made my wardrobe more streamlined and getting dressed every morning has become much easier.  

What I am left with is just over 100 items of clothing. This is not minimalism

TEES
2 pattern
4 black
2 white
2 stripe
2 solid

THE WARDROBE INVENORY
FORMAL TOPS
3 white
1 stripe
3 black
1 pattern

TROUSERS
4 black
1 navy
1 red
2 coral
3 denim
JACKETS
2 pattern jackets (spring)

CARDIGANS
1 black
1 coral

DRESSES
19 black
9 floral
2 white
12 pattern
6 solid
TIGHTS
4 black
1 brown
1 grey
SKIRTS
1 grey
2 black
1 solid
3 floral
1 navy

SHIRTS
1 denim
1 black
1 floral
1 plaid

I still have some ways to go. But even so, this is the first time in ages that I can say:

  • I know exactly what's in my wardrobe
  • The items I have reflect my personal style currently, as well as the style I feel myself evolving towards
  • My clothing reflects my lifestyle
  • My wardrobe is starting to feel structured
Some links to help you on your way:
An easy guide to wardrobe editing
Spring cleaning your closet
How to do a wardrobe detox
Style tips: how to spring clean your closet

If you are embarking on wardrobe minimalism, I'd love to hear how it's going!

Nikki Lincoln

Thanks for reading my little blog! I'm Nikki, writer, mom, passionate foodie and bookworm. In addition to my blog, I also craft creative and engaging content for various FMCG brands and a few events companies.

On my blog you'll find parenting tales, tips and advice, occasionally a recipe or two, products reviews and once in a while even a giveaway. If you'd like to say hi or find out more about working with me or my writing services please pop me a mail: nikki.lincoln@gmail.com

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