22.9.14

What I Wear: My Minimalist Wardrobe

So what does a minimalist wardrobe look like on a real person? I thought I'd share some of the outfits I put together from my 40 piece wardrobe here on my Minimalist Monday slot. It will give an idea of how many different looks I can achieve and also show how accessories can breathe variety into a limited stock of clothes.

Let's begin with my favourite jeans and Boden grey v-neck t-shirt, both of which you may have seen before. I have this t shirt in grey, white and black and they are all useful but I definitely wear this grey one the most. It's somehow more versatile. So far these Boden t-shirts (bought in January) have washed well and there's no sign of any bagginess or tiny holes appearing. Hopefully money well spent. 

These jeans (Indigo M&S) are almost two years old and will be sorely missed when they wear out. They are probably the most worn item of clothing that I own. 

The black blazer (F&F) is lightweight and I like its drapey feel. It's a recent summer buy and a bit of an experiment. I wear it when I need something a little more dressy than a cardi. It adds structure but feels loose which is perfect for a non power dresser.

My outfit is completed with a practical roomy bag (M&S), ballet flats (Debenhams) and a swingy old Accessorize necklace that goes with everything. 

I may return with another outfit from my minimalist wardrobe if you are interested. It was fun.

Have a good week xo



14 comments :

  1. lovely outfit Clare, how is your new shampoo method going?

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  2. Your outfit looks so comfortable and smart. My jeans never seem to last more than a year. They always wear in the knees. Sarah x

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  3. What a nice outfit. I remember when you bought those Boden shirts and I'm glad to hear they're holding up so well.

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  4. You look lovely. Very chic and stylish! Bee xx

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  5. Claire it's been lovely to see your smiling face in these last few posts and fun to see your minimalist wardrobe in action! I love your simple but chic look.
    I'm also interested in hearing more about your new shampoo method as your hair looks great!

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  6. I agree with you on the jacket versus cardigan, a soft, unstructured jacket just ups the ante. It almost says "hey, I made the effort to upgrade" It is always good to see how someone else puts clothes together.

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  7. Looks exactly like the outfits I wear! I love the stylish yet simple look xxx

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  8. Great look! And would love to see more posts like this. I like that there are more pix of you on the blog - thanks to hubbie?

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  9. Your outfit is great! Glad to hear that your 40 item wardrobe is working out so well for you. xx

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  10. You look great Claire! I would love to see more posts like this too! :)

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  11. Lovely chic outfit Claire. The Boden tops appear to have been a great investment, I may have to look at their website. Grey is a versatile colour and goes with black and navy. I would love to see more posts like this. How is your haircare coming along?

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  12. I can only agree with the above comments! Please do (keep posting your looks)!

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  13. Yes, please keep it up. It's nice to see how other people manage a minimalist wardrobe. I need a good sort through mine, my P333 has gone to pot :-(

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