If you’re a woman over 50, and you’ve been dressing like a woman who’s over 50 for a long time, you might be wondering.
What does it mean to dress minimalist?
The answer is simple.
It means taking off all the stuff!
If that sounds scary, don’t worry.
I am going to walk you through the process in easy steps.
How Do I Start A Minimalist Wardrobe?
You’ve probably heard people talk about the “Minimalist Wardrobe.”
It’s a look that’s been around for a while.
Think of all the black outfits, pared-down basics, and simple silhouettes.
The idea is to have a small number of clothes that you love so much that you wear them over and over again.
But how do you start?
First, think about what kind of person you are.
Do you love color and pattern?
Or are you drawn more to neutral tones?
Are there certain pieces of clothing that just never fit right on you?
What are your favorite styles and materials?
Then, make a list of the things you already have in your closet or drawers that fit into your chosen style.
This will help make sure that when you add new items, they’ll be complementary rather than clashing with what’s already there.
Finally, start adding things in one at a time, and only if they really speak to you!
You may find that it takes some time for your wardrobe to come together in this way, but don’t give up!
How Many Clothes Should Be In A Minimalist Wardrobe?
If you’re looking to start a minimalist wardrobe, you’ll want to know how many clothes should be in it.
The answer is that there’s no one-size-fits-all answer.
It all depends on your lifestyle and preferences.
For example, some people might be able to get by with just three pairs of pants, while others may need several dozen.
But before we go any further into the details of what makes up a minimalist wardrobe, let’s touch on why you should even consider one in the first place.
Minimalism is all about making decisions based on what matters most and eliminating everything else.
When it comes to clothes, this means choosing pieces that are versatile and easy to care for.
So they can be worn over and over again without needing special treatment or extra effort on your part.
After all, if something takes too much work then you probably won’t wear it as often!
What Minimalists Should Not Buy?
Minimalists are always on the hunt for the perfect thing.
Something that can be used in a variety of ways, and that doesn’t take up too much space.
But sometimes, even minimalists can’t resist the urge to buy something new.
Here are some things we recommend against buying as a minimalist.
1) Things They Don’t Need
Hey there, minimalist.
Have you ever wondered, “What can I buy that won’t make me feel like a hoarder?“
Well, the answer is nothing.
The truth is that you don’t need anything at all.
You don’t need a car or clothes, or a house, or even food, because it turns out that your body is actually capable of digesting itself in order to survive.
So really, everything you use is just something that slows down your digestion instead of some kind of godlike being who can just absorb energy from the air around them.
2) Things They’ll Regret Buying
Have you ever found yourself at a store, about to buy something you don’t need?
The item may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but now that you’re standing in line at the cash register, you just can’t help but think “What was I thinking?”
We all make mistakes.
But if you’re trying to live a minimalist lifestyle, those mistakes can really add up.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of buying things because they’re on sale.
Or because they were made by your favorite brand.
Or because they look cool but that doesn’t mean they’re right for your life.
If this sounds like something you’ve done before, then keep reading!
3) Things They Can’t Afford
When you’re trying to live life as a minimalist, it’s important to look at the things you buy with a critical eye.
Sometimes, though, the temptation of a bargain is just too much.
After all, we’re human.
We have needs!
The key is to be able to tell when something is worth buying and when it isn’t.
4) Things That Take Up Too Much Space
So it’s important to be careful about what you buy and how many of those things you bring into your house.
If you’re a minimalist, it’s likely that you’ve had to sacrifice a lot of the things in your life that you used to love.
Maybe you miss having a TV, or maybe you can’t stand not having an entire closet full of shoes.
But there are some things that even minimalists should avoid buying because they take up too much space.
Here are some:
- Bed frames and headboards
- Any furniture that requires assembly
5) Things That Are Expensive
I love you, minimalist.
You’re so cool, and you have everything figured out.
You know how to live in the moment, and you don’t need a bunch of stuff to make yourself happy.
But I also know that there’s something about being a minimalist that makes it hard to resist buying things.
I mean, if you’re already committed to living a life without clutter, why not go all out?
Well, I’m here to tell you why.
Because you should not keep buying expensive things that are unnecessary.
Let me be clear.
There is nothing wrong with spending money on things that make your life better—if they make your life better.
But if they don’t?
Then what are you doing?
I’m not saying that every single thing you buy has to be a necessity.
But if it never gets used or doesn’t add any value to your life?
That’s where I draw the line.
What Colors Do Minimalists Wear?
In a world of fast fashion, it’s easy to get caught up in trends and forget that you can only wear the same outfit so many times before it gets old.
Minimalists don’t do that.
They know that having fewer options means they have to mix and match with more care, and they appreciate the opportunity to be creative with their clothing choices.
Minimalists believe in getting rid of anything that doesn’t bring them value—and that includes clothes.
The answer is simple.
Whatever works best for them!
5 Minimalist Wardrobe Tips For Women Over 50
The best way to keep your wardrobe minimal is to have a few key pieces that you can mix and match for different looks.
This way, you’re never left without an outfit!
Here are 5 minimalist wardrobe tips for women over 50:
1) Choose Neutral Colors
If you’re looking for a minimalist wardrobe, it’s time to ditch all of your bright colors and loud prints.
Instead, focus on neutral colors like black, grey, white, and brown.
These colors are easy to pair with each other and can be worn with almost anything.
Plus, they’ll keep your look sleek and chic instead of loud and obnoxious!
2) Focus On Comfort
When you’re over 50, it’s time to focus on comfort.
You don’t have to look like you’re trying too hard or like you have it all together.
Instead, wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident.
You can still look stylish, but keep in mind that your body is different now than it was when you were younger.
So be sure to choose clothes that fit well and are made from fabrics that are easy to move around in.
Choose pieces that are simple in construction, with no embellishments or unnecessary details.
You want pieces that will last for years without needing constant repairs or dry-cleaning bills!
3) Invest In Quality Pieces Of Clothing (And Accessories)
If you’re a woman over 50, you’ve probably learned that it’s important to invest in quality pieces of clothing.
The same is true for accessories.
When you’re shopping for new pieces, it’s best to look at the materials and construction of the item before making a purchase.
You want something that will last, so buy clothes that are made of natural fibers like cotton and linen.
It might also be worth investing in a tailor or seamstress who can alter your clothes so they fit better or look more flattering on your body type.
This will help ensure that your wardrobe is always current and stylish.
Even if you’re not constantly buying new clothes!
4) Get Rid Of Stuff You Don’t Wear
If you’re over 50 and have a closet full of clothes, think about how many items you wear regularly.
If it’s less than 25%, you should consider getting rid of some of them.
If you have trouble deciding which clothes to keep, consider this.
If your wardrobe is full of things that fit, are flattering on your body type, and are in good condition, then it’s probably time to let go of the rest.
Make sure you’re only keeping items that are in good condition—that means no holes or stains!
And remember, no matter how much money you spend on something, if it doesn’t fit well or isn’t flattering on your body type then there’s no point in keeping it around!
5) Wear Things That Fit Well
You don’t have to be in your twenties or thirties to look great.
If you’re over 50, it’s time to embrace your age and start wearing things that fit well.
The first step is to get rid of anything that doesn’t fit well.
It doesn’t matter how much you paid for it or how much you liked it when you bought it.
If it doesn’t fit right, get rid of it!
If you’re trying on clothes and they don’t feel right, ask yourself.
Does this make me feel good?
Does this flatter my body?
Does this fit me nicely?
If the answer is no, then the garment should go back to where it came from.
Let Me Guide You In Making Your Capsule Wardrobe!
Capsule Wardrobes are all the rage these days.
They’re simple, they’re stylish, and they’re perfect for anyone who wants to declutter their closet without sacrificing style.
But it can be hard to get started on your own—especially if you’ve been living with a lot of stuff in your closet for a long time.
I’m here to help!
I’ve put together this guide to help you make sure you have everything covered when it comes to building your own capsule wardrobe.
And it’s free!