How To Get Started
Start by doing an assessment of your current wardrobe; take everything out and make 3 piles: one for trash, one for donating, and one to keep. Thrift stores won’t take everything, so anything with mystery stains, holes, and rips, just throw out.
Next, put back only the essentials that you wear all the time: your favorite pair of jeans, basic t-shirts, button-down shirts, blazers, jackets, etc. Do not keep anything that you haven’t worn in over a year, and definitely donate that Ed Hardy rhinestone t-shirt that you purchased when you had your mid-life crisis.
Moving forward, your future apparel purchases (including socks and underwear) should consist of sustainable fashion brands that make their clothing from eco-friendly fabric like organic cotton, hemp, and bamboo viscose—brands like Big Boy Bamboo who make timeless basic tees that are perfect for a minimalist closet.