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It would be tragic to not own a few pairs of something that fits perfectly, I am running to the problem now as some pants of mine are aging and are in need of replacements.
Yes, just to save myself some time (and because it's infrequent when I find something that fits perfectly and that I love), I'll buy multiples. And what about laundry? You've got to have something to wear while you're washing the other pair! I've found with a professional schedule, I've got to have multiples in order to keep up with the infrequent dry cleaning/laundry schedule I've got going on.

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^ I agree with this, absolutely. My wardrobe is quite minimalistic, but I would go mad without multiples of at least a few items. Especially when you find that pair of pants or a sweater that fits so perfectly that when it's being cleaned you still want to wear it again!

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Lately I have become fascinated with the idea of minimalism and adopting my life to those values. I am sick of getting up in the morning and staring at a full closet feeling like i have nothing to wear. I want to take the guess work out and stream-line my wardrobe to a few staples that will actually get consistent use instead of worn maybe once or twice.

I've decided to adopt a minimal wardrobe but to cope with the urge to experiment I plan on being strict with my wardrobe but allow myself to explore trends in accessories/makeup/hair, etc. Has anyone tried this method?

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Lately I have become fascinated with the idea of minimalism and adopting my life to those values. I am sick of getting up in the morning and staring at a full closet feeling like i have nothing to wear. I want to take the guess work out and stream-line my wardrobe to a few staples that will actually get consistent use instead of worn maybe once or twice.

I've decided to adopt a minimal wardrobe but to cope with the urge to experiment I plan on being strict with my wardrobe but allow myself to explore trends in accessories/makeup/hair, etc. Has anyone tried this method?
This is probably mentioned earlier on here, and she's a TFS member, but I love Dead Fleurette's blog for just the reasons you mentioned above:

http://grayzine.no/deadfleurette/

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^Her blog is my favorite.

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In Amanda Brooks' book "I Love Your Style," she has an interesting section on Minimalism.

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I can definitely get by with a few basics as long as they fit perfectly and are of somewhat good quality (so I can wear them a lot).

I recently cleaned out my closet and I've realized that it's actually easier to get dressed every day when the closet isn't overstuffed with things.

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Ahhh yes Dead Fluerette is fantastic! Definitely one of the most inspirational blogs out there. Thank you ShoestringTravel!

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Here are a couple of other blogs that have a minimalist bent to them:

http://out-of-the-bag.blogspot.com/

http://assembledhazardly.blogspot.com/

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I found scans of the Amanda Brooks article here on another minimalism blog here:

www.minimamaxima.com

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In Amanda Brooks' book "I Love Your Style," she has an interesting section on Minimalism.
I love that book! And the section in Minimalism is really interesting!

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I've been meaning to buy the book actually. The fact that there's a section on dressing minimalistically makes it quite appealing.

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i think tilda swinton does minimalism very well...
I agree 100%. She carries it so well, and adds flourishes too (like the satin wide leg pants instead of a plainer fabric in the first look you posted).

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