Some may misunderstand what a minimalist wardrobe truly is, perhaps imagining it as a boring alternative to a more vibrant, trendy wardrobe.
But that is far from the reality for those of us who enjoy them.
There is nothing boring about a minimalist wardrobe!
In fact I find minimalist clothes - as do others who love the concept - even more enjoyable and love creating chic, timeless outfits using less as more.
And a minimalist wardrobe goes hand-in-hand with a capsule wardrobe: one that’s created with pieces that will remain relevant for many years to come.
A wardrobe that’s kinder to both the planet and your budget.
They also makes dressing easier.
With a minimalist wardrobe it’s much simpler to find an outfit. Rather than opening your wardrobe to an overflow of clothes and finding it impossible to put something together you instead see many pieces that work together, effortlessly.
So, if you’re looking to move towards a minimalist wardrobe or you’re already there and would just like to find more designers and stores, then keep reading.
I’ve put together a list of 29 minimalist clothing stores and fashion brands for you to explore, now. Ones you might know and others that will offer somewhere new to shop.
Whether you’re thinking of fashion, architecture, interior design, or many other field, minimalism refers to simplicity.
First arising in the field of art and sculpture in the 1950s it’s a deliberate lack of decoration or adornment in design.
In the world of fashion minimalism refers to a style that is at the same time simple and refined, quiet and assured, timeless and contemporary.
Labels like The Row, Khaite, Jil Sander and Céline (under Phoebe Philo’s directorship) are synonymous with minimalist fashion.
As a style that never expires and with waste becoming more and more of a focal point when it comes to reducing environmental damage,
minimalism, across all areas of our lives, is being spoken of more often.
When it comes to a minimalist wardrobe, the positive environmental effects are long lasting and far reaching.
Minimalist fashion doesn’t produce short-term trends that will be out of use or in the bin when next season arrives.
It’s also generally not the fashion that’s produced in enormous quantities using excesses of materials which end up in landfill. Then there are the chemicals, transportation, gas and electricity - the list goes on.
And minimalist clothes are more versatile than any other style, allowing us to pair our garments to make endless outfits.
With a minimalist wardrobe it’s very rare to stare at your clothes and think, ‘I have nothing to wear!’, or to own a piece of clothing and have nothing to pair it with.
With minimalist style, each piece of clothing you buy adds to your wardrobe's versatility and longevity.
Minimalist clothes are also more likely to be popular if you’re looking to sell them through a consignment store or second-hand clothing store, because they won’t have passed their expiration date.
Now for the fun bit.
If you’re ready to move towards a minimalist wardrobe or you’re after some new brands to explore, keep scrolling for 29 of the best minimalist fashion brands and clothing stores around the world right now.
This includes a couple of second-hand clothing stores also offering this style.
And make sure you check out the collection of other minimalist brands and stores available to shop through With Bogart (you can select Minimalism in the filter)!
The next blog I post will be about the best minimalist clothes to have in your wardrobe for creating endless, timeless outfits plus ideas for styling your pieces to wear every day.
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