A couple of weeks ago I gave myself a promise to introduce some kind of a concept to my wardrobe in order to make it more functional (the post is here). When I was a teenager I used to experiment with different styles, cuts and colours. I used to travel much more often and every country used to inspire me to wear some certain palettes or styles. For instance, I bought many bright clothes in Holland and many neutral coloured simple pieces in Sweden.
When I moved to the UK for some reason my style changed to something eclectic. I didn't own anything casual enough I could wear to walk my dog. I live in a small city in England where people are OK with wearing casual clothes or something from an outdoor shops, which is fine, but I wasn't used to it. Clearing out my large makeup collection forced me to think that I could do the same to my home and my wardrobe. Home was very easy, because I don't own many things (I rarely buy anything for the house, and if I do it must be essential). As for my wardrobe, I looked at the colours that I like the most (white, black and navy) and shapes I like, and got rid of the rest. Now my wardrobe consist of approximately 20 items and I've never been happier. It takes me a few seconds to choose an outfit in the morning (or any other time of the day if I need to), it just makes everything clear. I don't miss the items I don't own anymore.
It also makes shopping easier. Having a minimalism-inspired wardrobe doesn't mean that you can't go shopping anymore. If you need to buy a special occasion outfit, go for it. However you will see clearly which colours you love the most and what will fit in. For instance, I don't look into any bright colours while shopping, just because I know they don't go well with my style and the items I own.