30 items of clothing, 8 pairs of shoes, 2 bags
This is Part 4 of my blog and video series on how to build a minimalist wardrobe.
- Black cashmere Grana turtleneck
- Black viscose Morrison dress
- Black silk Weathered skirt
- Black cotton blend Uniqlo trousers
- Black leather Marcs jacket
- Black lyocell Zara trench
- Black leather Aldo loafers
- Black leather Nine West heels
- White cotton Bassike tee
- White cotton Ricochet top
In Part 4, I focus on adding midtones. A midtone is a value between black and white. For me, that means specifically grey. A midtone is not too light or too dark, so it accents both black and white items. If you are someone who enjoys colour, this could be a colour. Some examples of colours that fit into this category are baby blue, blush, peach, or camel if you like earth tones.
In my case, I have stuck with the tonal range, because I mostly find colour chaotic and distracting. I have added three items of clothing to the mix:
- Grey merino Gorman knit
- Grey cotton Pigeonhole sheer shirt dress
- Grey wool blend FCUK skirt
I have chosen three different types of clothing, a top, dress and skirt. These items offer a lot of versatility. Be strategic about choosing items that have a few different functions. This will give you more options to mix and match and limit boredom with your wardrobe.
As always, pay close attention to quality of what you buy. I have a selection of breathable and insulating fibers here. The wools are excellent for cooler weather, and the sheer cotton is perfect for a hot summer. These three items represent options for both warm and cool weather, and all have layering potential.
I am a huge fan of merino wool. A tight merino top can work really well as an insulating layer in the transeasonal months.
This sheer shirt dress is one of the items I purchased this year and I feel its potential is unlimited. While on its own it’s not one of the most flattering pieces, I am obsessed with its utilitarian properties.
I think a midtone skirt is an excellent item to have in your wardrobe. It forms a nice focal point in an otherwise black and white wardrobe.
Here is a video I made to help bring these ideas to life. Enjoy!