A style analysis of what to keep or get rid of is the next step in building a minimalist wardrobe.
(Just getting started? Read this post first!)
Grab a pen and paper to take note of the the colors, styles, etc that you like/dislike while going through items your closet. Here's my list:
Colors I want to keep and/or add:
burgundy, teal, etc.
royal blue, purple, etc.
blush, rose, etc.
black, brown, grey, navy, white, etc.
Colors I want to subtract and/or wear in accent pieces (including accessories or nails).
hot pink, orange, etc.
mint, lavender, etc.
Some styles I want to keep:
high waisted denim
a-line/flared skirts & dresses
wide leg denim
Some styles I want to cut (or wear sparingly):
dresses or skirts made of thin, flimsy fabric.
boat neck & v-neck tops
This the general starting point for my minimalist wardrobe, which is subject to change. It's mostly a guide to follow when I'm shopping. The idea is to keep from buying things (for the sake of buying) that I won't end up wearing later. The end goal is to shop smarter and build a more personalized wardrobe.