My Minimalist Wardrobe: How I Save Money & Declutter Clothes

by Delala

Today I want to show you my minimalist wardrobe. Maintaining a minimalist wardrobe helps me save money and combat clutter. Most of what I own can be mixed and matched which spares me the exhaust of decision fatigue.

1. Summer tops

I’m going to start by showing you some summer tops. First I have this great lightweight short-sleeved button-down top with a green leafy print.

I also have this great black T-shirt with white racing stripes on the sleeves.

I try to shop sustainably, which most of the time means not shopping. A couple of months ago, I decided that I was only going to buy second-hand clothing from now on.

I found this great loose-fitting shirt that I love.

This is a great floral print that I think is really stylish and fits me well.

I also love this black and blue striped top. It ties in the back to accentuate my shape which makes it very flattering.

Most of my clothes are over two years old and I’m very happy about that. They’ve held up very well. One of the secrets to maintaining a minimal wardrobe is making sure the clothes you do have can last.

2. Fall and winter tops

For fall I have this short-sleeved gray sweater. Perfect for that fall-in-between weather, it can be mixed and matched with a variety of items from my wardrobe.

This black and white striped ¾ length-sleeve shirt is perfect for fall.

I also love this comfy blue cotton long-sleeved T-shirt.


This printed long-sleeve shirt is great for those days I want to dress up a little.

A long-sleeved black sweater is a staple for any wardrobe.


This slightly oversized beige sweater is my favorite. I feel most myself when I’m wearing it. It’s well-made, comfy and warm.

This blue-striped sweater was such a great find. I wear it all the time.

I have this comfy dark gray sweater that is easy to mix and match with many different pieces in my closet.

This light gray long-sleeve shirt has an interesting cut that gives it a unique texture while still remaining simple and easy to wear.

I love this long hooded dark gray sweater jacket. It is so comfortable and goes with everything.

Bodysuits are a new find for me and I love them. They are stretchy but not too stretchy. They are tight but not too tight. Best of all they go with everything I own.

3. Bottoms for all seasons

I have 2 pairs of jeans and that’s enough for me. I always have one pair to wear while the second pair is in the laundry. They both fit well and go with everything.


I also love these shapely rose-colored pants.

These wide-leg loose-fitting pants are so comfortable and easy to wear.

My second-hand Levi’s cutoffs are definitely a very essential staple in my summer wardrobe.

I also love these flower print shorts.

A second pair of denim shorts have a bit more length than my Levi’s cutoffs. I love the stonewashed look.

I even managed to find some items to declutter from my closet. I found an old shirt that doesn’t fit me well and a tank top that is too worn out. I’m also getting rid of a pair of old leggings that have too many holes in them.

It’s really important for me that my wardrobe fits my needs. I work with kids so it’s important for me to wear clothes that are easy to clean. When I’m at home I pretty much rotate between wearing 1 of 2 shirts and 1 of 2 pants. Everything else is to wear to work where I want a little bit more variety.

My minimalist wardrobe

I hope you enjoyed seeing my minimalist wardrobe. Maybe you even got some ideas for how to strip down your wardrobe to the essentials. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

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  • Ticia Ticia on Feb 04, 2024
    In addition to what was previously asked concerning work and dress up clothes, you are assuming we all stay the same size forever which isn't necessarily true. Also climatic changes -i summer to fall to winter to spring - what about that? And then there's shoes, boots, coats, jackets - and other incidentals. It would be wonderful if we could all live more simply but some of us cannot.
  • Lissa Lissa on Feb 04, 2024
    All very good ideas. I read another article that added another good one, the Dust Test. If an item in my closet has dust on the shoulders, it's obviously not being worn and is donated.