50 Item Wardrobe

50 Item Wardrobe, a minimalists capsule wardrobe for an entire year.

1. Tote Bag / Printed Clutch / Pom Beanie / Black Hat / Panama Hat / Sunglasses / Sunglasses
2. Dark Scarf / Light Scarf (similar) / Black Clutch / Leather Shorts / Pencil Skirt / Swimsuit (similar) / Bikini Top & Bikini Bottom
3. Tank / White V-Neck / Marsala V-Neck / Gray Tee / Black Tee / Silk Top / White Tunic
4. Chambray Top / Striped Top / Gray Sweater / Black Cardigan / Black Sweater / Black Blazer / Leather Jacket
5. Anorak / Trench / Wool Coat / Black Dress / Gray Dress / Black Dress / Long Dress (similar)
6. Black Denim / Dark Denim / Light Denim / Leather Pants / White Denim / Pumps / Nude Flats
7. Sneakers (similar) / Oxfords / Loafers (similar) / Flat Sandals / Slip-Ons / Strappy Heels / Ankle Boots

Between all of my talk and reading about minimalism, and the musical rooms I am playing in my house right now, I’ve thrown together a virtual closet overhaul. I’m sharing my dream closet that consists of 50 items or less for the entire year. This doesn’t include undergarments, workout clothing, professional clothing, or uniforms. The jewelry that I do wear usually holds some sentimental value, but if you like to wear jewelry I wouldn’t include it in your 50 item limit. Originally I felt like 50 was a low number, but after getting all of it out there and thinking about the seasons here it didn’t seem as low. My next project will be to make my closet look similar. You can follow along via my Pinterest board.

Follow Jessica Doll / Team Wiking’s board Style / 50 Item Wardrobe on Pinterest.

On a side note, I hope that everyone has a safe and fun Halloween.


 

What items would you include in your 50 Item Wardrobe?

84 thoughts on “50 Item Wardrobe

  1. I’ve seen this done I think maybe published in a magazine or something before a few years back and ugh… whenever I’m cleaning out my closet I’m like “okay, can I live on 50 (or “X” amount) pieces of clothing a year”. There would be so much less to worry about in the mornings because you don’t have as much to choose from hahaha. Man. I need to stop shoppin’ 🙂

  2. This is a good list – practical, simple, and still fashionable. One’s gotta save enough room in his / her luggage for some shopping 🙂

  3. I would definitely need lots of jeans and tshirts in my 50 items 🙂 I don’t think I could do it, really. I love changing things up in my wardrobe whenever I feel like it. Even a $10 tshirt in a fun color can make my day!

  4. If I take away the hundreds of scarves I have, I think I only have about 50 items in total. Most of my clothing is black and I add color with scarves. I don’t need a lot and if I could wear the same black dress as a uniform for work every day I would.

  5. I really like this wardrobe. When I first saw that it was only 50 items, I got worried immediately! After looking more at it, that is a lot of clothing and they all go great together! I actually think I could do this and be fine with it.

  6. I am currently reworking my wardrobe now. I’m trying to select pieces that can be worn in a variety of settings, and in a bunch of different ways. Saves time, money, and space.

  7. Such a great pick of clothes. I think my favourite is the leather jacket, you can never go wrong with a good leather jacket and they go with EVERYTHING! 🙂

  8. I absolutely love this. I am currently cleaning out my closets, (yes I have more than one) and this has inspired me a lot. I need more basics. I currently have 2 – 30 gallon garbage bags, 1 – 42 gallon garbage bag and a huge box full of clothes to go to Goodwill because I don’t wear them.

  9. I love your list of 50 items. I figure if you have three or four of everything to mix and match you will do awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  10. lol, looks a lot like my closet. Except with more women’s clothes. Cause I don’t have women’s clothes. My wife does. Because she’s a woman.

  11. I can’t believe that I’m missing so many of these items! But I think I would have to include some brown boots & flannel shirts in my closet.

  12. Yeah I don’t think I have 50 items in my closet… (excluding underwear / bras / socks). I tend to cycle clothes out pretty frequently, though the ‘I have nothing to wear’ issue happens far too frequently!

  13. Wowwww are you actually going to pare down your closet that much? I just did a major purging and while it felt amazing, I think it would be hard for me to get rid of that much more stuff. Good for you though! This looks like a great wardrobe.

  14. I love that you’re taking on the minimalist lifestyle because it’s def encouraging me! I grew up having more clothes then I wore or knew what to do with, my mom is the same way. I know most people would think that’s cool but I’ve come to think that it’s actually a pain because when i’ve moved there was never enough closet space to accommodate all those clothes (this was made even more so hard living in NY). I now have more closet space then I know what to do with and I find myself buying more and more because of this. I want to scale back and this is giving me tons of inspiration to do so!

  15. Found this article two days ago and immediately saved the image of the 50 items. I’m starting my world trip in novemberwhich will last a whole year so this is exactly what I need! Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  16. i like the idea of a simple closet. I am just wondering why a person would choose to create a minimalist wardrobe?

  17. i love this combo!!! Unfortunately I’m a dud when it comes to fashion, I work/live in scrubs so a minimal wardrobe like this would be great! I would however love to see what kinds on outfits can be made with this?? Thanks!!!

  18. This is so funny. Minimalist?!?! I see nothing minimalist about this closet. They are cute clothes, but I see 25 things right off that could easily be removed – jackets, shoes, sunglasses, hats, pants, tops……no, not minimalist.

  19. Wow. As a minimalist, this is so much clothing. I think I own about 30 pieces but for those wanting to pare down, maybe try a packing party where you box up everything and then take it out as you need it. After a set amount of time, get rid of everything you haven’t worn. Ta-da! Instant minimalist wardrobe where you actually wear everything and (hopefully) like everything.

  20. Thanks very much for this – found this on pinterest. We are moving from the Caribbean to Canada so I’ll need to wear proper clothing rather than rotating a few cotton dresses (and shoes instead of flipflops – that will take some getting used to!) for the first time in many years. I found this really helpful in listing what I’ll need to buy in building a functional year-round wardrobe without wasting a lot of money on stuff I don’t really need or have space for! I’m going to use it as a template to create a descriptive list of tops/bottoms,/coats/shoes/workout gear, etc so I can build it around different styles, I’m sort of classic/whimsical/bohemian in style.

  21. I love the picture of the white closet with soft pink neutrals in it! So dreamy! Are those your clothes? You seem to have very nice items in there!

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