The 30 pieces of a Minimalist’s Wardrobe

Full disclaimer: I probably have quadruple what I am listing, because I love variety too much to cut back to something like 30 pieces.

And this is after cutting back my wardrobe by 50%.

So just imagine what I had in there before that I didn’t use, want or need!

Still if I had to only bring 30 pieces, this is what I’d imagine would be the barest of bare minimum for me.

The List of 30 items of my Bare Minimum Wardrobe

  • 2 pairs of Trouser Jeans or work pants
  • 2 pairs of jeans
  • 1 Casual Blazer
  • 3 Work Sweaters
  • 1 Ultimate Soft Cushy Sweater
  • 2 Camisoles/Tank Tops
  • 3 Work Tops
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 2 sets of Sweatpants or Leggings  (one of these pairs are compression stockings from — only to wear at home!
  • 1 suit with a matching skirt and pant option
  • 2 Skirts
  • 2 Casual-ish Dresses
  • 1 Formal Dress
  • 1 Light Jacket
  • 1 Winter Jacket
  • 1 Leather Jacket
  • 1 “Other” Option — Anything I choose

Still, if I was an ultimate, hardcore minimalist, it might look something like this:


(This is a goal that I will never ever reach unless forced into, kicking and screaming the whole way)

  • 2 pairs of pants
  • 1 pair of jeans
  • 1 sweater — can double as a light jacket
  • 2 work tops
  • 2 casual t-shirts (one needed for laundry day)
  • 1 skirt
  • 1 dress
  • 1 formal dress
  • 2 pairs of sweatpants or leggings (one needed for laundry day)
  • 1 winter jacket

No suit, or leather jacket included. I don’t wear suits to work… so I’m safe there.

About the Author

I'm a 20-something year old girl who lived out of a single suitcase in 2007, and now I'm living with less, but only with the best. You don't have to get rid of everything to become a minimalist! Minimalism can help simplify and organize your life, career, & physical surroundings. You can read more about me as a minimalist. Or come and visit my other blog Fabulously Broke in the City where I got out of $60,000 of debt in 18 months, earning $65,000 gross/year.