The Secret to a Minimalist Closet

By Tico+Tina

Last updated May 20, 2014

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This entry is part 2 of 31 in the series Embracing Life in Beta

Our family has been exploring minimalism for about a year and a half now, and it is definitely a journey, or one might say “Life in Beta” *wink wink* – always changing and growing. Today I’m showcasing my take on a minimalist closet. Well, I guess I should say, a minimalist closet with personality… obviously I could go a lot more minimalist, but I’m not a nun or anything. Obviously, since a nun probably wouldn’t say “badass”…


While I’ve always loved fashion, I’ve never devoted much time to it, nor do I feel comfortable prioritizing it over other things. When I have the opportunity to link up with my friend, Natalia’s, 7×7 Remix however, I find it to be an excellent opportunity to put some thought into making the most of my closet. It reveals the real gems and gives me courage to purge stuff that’s just taking up space.

I’ve been trying to focus more on developing a minimalist closet, and this month I wanted to take it up a notch. I challenged myself to use very basic, simple items. The sweaters and vest could almost count as accessories, I don’t know, haha.


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Have you guessed the secret to a badass minimalist closet yet?


Unfortunately, accessorizing is a real art, one that I am definitely no expert in. I’ve always been good at recognizing key pieces for a versatile wardrobe, but I’m also very cheap, so it takes time to build. I’ve slowly been changing my mindset a bit, allowing myself to spend a little extra on items that will be a big boost to my closet, and trying to pass over cheaper items that won’t be very versatile. Scarves, shoes, belts, and a few key pieces of jewelry are what will make your outfits pop the most – and the bonus is that they don’t take up a ton of space!

Go check out what the others have come up with for this challenge 🙂

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