The best perk of streamlining your wardrobe into a minimalist one is that getting dressed is such a breeze. You barely have to worry if things match or not, because a closet full of neutral hues and classic items almost guarantees that they would. That said, to make sure your system works flawlessly, stock your closet with versatile pieces that you can wear a minimum of five ways. For some examples, keep scrolling!
1. White button down
A plain white button down is basically a blank slate that you can wear with anything and still look effortlessly elegant. You can dress it up by pairing it with tailored pants or adding a neck scarf, and then dress it down with either a pair of jeans or a denim skirt. For variety, keep one in a crisp, structured material for all your office OOTDs, and another in a soft fabric like linen for your casual 'fits.
You can easily transform a camisole from loungewear into a chic and functional layering piece. For example, wearing it under a blazer or a long cardigan will give you a breathable inner layer, making wearing any kind of cover-up less stuffy. Wearing it over a button down or a turtleneck are other office-appropriate options. For casual days, don the cami alone with some loose-fitting pants or a flowy skirt.
3. Neutral blazer
Any outfit instantly looks more put-together when worn with a blazer. That's why if you're considering investing in outerwear, definitely put it high up on your list. Getting a blazer custom-made is a worth-it splurge not only for the perfect fit but the assurance that it'll last you for a long time.
4. Matching sets
Whenever you buy a two- or three-piece set, you're actually getting more bang for your buck than you think. Because aside from wearing all the items from the set together, you can rewear each piece individually in different looks, too! This way, you'll have a ton of minimal outfit options without overloading your closet.
5. Well-fitting jeans
We all have our own definition of the perfect pair of jeans, so it doesn't matter if you prefer skinny jeans, wide-leg jeans, or boyfriend jeans. The only requirement, really, is that it's comfortable, fits you well, and flatters the shape of your body. The OOTD combo possibilities are endless from here, but if you're out of ideas, wear it with the pieces we mentioned above!
No matter how much we all swear by our heels and sneakers, none of us can live without a trusty pair of flats. To maximize versatility, however, we suggest opting for a classy pair of flat mules that you can slide your feet into regardless if you're wearing a tank top with shorts or a full-on suit. We promise you'll get away with it, especially if you choose one in high-quality leather and neutral hues like white, brown, and black!
*This story originally appeared on FemaleNetwork.com. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.