A Week in My Minimal Closet

My Minimal Closet - 7 Days of Real Life Outfits
Above: Cuyana Summer HatPrada Timeless Sunglasses, Hope Lova Blouse (similar by Equipment), Marysia Point Dume Swimsuit, Lou & Grey Boyfriend Shorts (similar by Current/Elliot), Kate Spade Saturday Sandals (similar).

A couple of weeks ago when I shared the results of my huge closet clean out, I have to admit I was a little nervous. For the most part I was confident in my choices, but I was worried about whether or not having such a drastically lower number would still allow me enough versatility in my wardrobe for frequent travel and spending time in different climates.

With the weather here in transition, it has been different every day. Last weekend I spend a few days down in Venice Beach, so packing for that trip was on my mind as well. Today I’m sharing 7 days of real outfits from my closet, ranging from sweaters and jeans on a plane to a more relaxed and beachy look.

Day 1, Wednesday
Coastal drive down highway 1 from San Francisco to Santa Cruz, California

My Minimal Closet - 7 Days of Real Life Outfits
Worn: Emerson Fry Baseball Cap (similar), Prada Timeless Sunglasses, Madewell Just Right Sweater (similar), Acne Studios Flex Black Denim, Cuyana Leather Zipper Tote, Nike Free RN shoes.

Day 2, Thursday
Work, work, work, work, work.

My Minimal Closet - 7 Days of Real Life Outfits

Worn: Prada Timeless Sunglasses, T by Alexander Wang T-Shirt Dress, Steven Alan Droptail Military Parka (similar by Everlane), Cuyana Leather Zipper Tote, Nike Free RN shoes.

Day 3, Friday
Work, work, work, work, work.

My Minimal Closet - 7 Days of Real Life Outfits

Worn: Prada Timeless Sunglasses, Cuyana Silk Cami, AG Jeans Stevie Denim (similar),Cuyana Leather Zipper Tote, Melissa Sauce Slides.

Day 4, Saturday
Photo shoot, packing and sorting items then donating, and another photo shoot.

My Minimal Closet - 7 Days of Real Life Outfits

Worn: Prada Timeless Sunglasses, Tiger of Sweden Sweater (similar by Joie), Cuyana Leather Zipper Tote, Lou & Grey Silk Shorts (similar by Equipment), Melissa Sauce Slides

Day 5, Sunday
Flight to LAX from SJC. Checking into hotel in Venice.

My Minimal Closet - 7 Days of Real Life Outfits

Worn: Prada Timeless Sunglasses, Madewell Just Right Sweater (similar), Cuyana Leather Zipper Tote, AG Jeans Stevie Denim (similar), Melissa Sauce Slides

Day 6, Monday
Walking and eating our way through Abbott Kinney, and exploring the beach and boardwalk area.

My Minimal Closet - 7 Days of Real Life Outfits

Worn: Cuyana Summer HatPrada Timeless Sunglasses, Hope Lova Blouse (similar by Equipment), Marysia Point Dume Swimsuit, Lou & Grey Boyfriend Shorts (similar by Current/Elliot), Melissa Sauce Slides.

Day 7, Tuesday
Flight home from Venice Beach, LAX to SJC.

My Minimal Closet - 7 Days of Real Life Outfits
Worn:Prada Timeless Sunglasses, Everlane Silk Camisole, Madewell Just Right Sweater (similar), AG Jeans Stevie Denim (similar), Cuyana Leather Zipper Tote, Kate Spade Saturday Sandals (similar)

My Minimal Closet - 7 Days of Real Life Outfits

Have you recently pared down your closet? Did you have any trouble finding outfits?

10 thoughts on “A Week in My Minimal Closet

  1. I really like the format of this post because it’s so easy to envision you wearing everything when you put it all together and explain your outfits. This is so fun!

  2. I have always wanted to try a minimalist wardrobe!! I am going on a 2-week trip soon, and I can only bring a carry-on, so I figured this would be a little trial of bringing only what I absolutely need!

  3. I will be doing a propoer closet clean out this weekend so I am looking forward to having a minimalist wardrobe again. Loving all of these looks

  4. I’ve seen minimal closet posts and never thought I would be able to do it. Yet now that I think on it I honestly wear only 50% of my clothes if that. I love how you have base pieces for each look. Thanks so much for sharing – I may actually give the minimal life a try.

  5. Thanks for your post! I’ve just done the same thing. A huge clean out and a fresh start. I have only kept things I love and feel good in and that I actually wear. The rest I am giving away to charity. A question – how did you photograph your outfits for this post, or did you use Polyvore for that?

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