We want to dress well, but we don’t want to think too hard about it. That’s why, at Minimum Squared, we’re big fans of a minimalist men’s wardrobe for looking good without any fuss.
With a mix of weather, Spring can be a challenge, and while it’s tempting to hit the shops as soon as the sun breaks through the clouds, stuffing your wardrobe with mindless panic buys is never a good plan.
We treasure high-quality items that are designed to last, just like our leather wallets. Here are our tips on how to start a minimalist wardrobe with carefully-chosen pieces that will last you for years to come.
What Exactly is a Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe is essentially a curated collection of staple items you can easily pull together without much thought. Fewer pieces means you can afford to invest in higher-calibre products that will serve you year after year. It also makes packing for weekend breaks seriously straightforward.
Solid colours, simple shapes, and clean lines are the foundation of a versatile but minimalist men’s capsule wardrobe. Avoiding fussy logos and embellishments will keep the look tidy and sleek.
Pieces you can style multiple ways are particularly useful. Shirts perform double duty, either buttoned up or layered as a light open jacket over a basic crewneck tee.
The Colours of Spring
If you’re not always confident with colour, a complementary palette of neutrals will keep you looking polished without effort. Mix lighter neutrals like stone with navy or olive for a classic combination.
Spring’s also the perfect time to test drive an unexpected burst of colour. Choose a statement top, tie or scarf you really love that combines well with your newly-curated wardrobe.
Spring Wardrobe Essentials
With April showers on the horizon, you don’t want to be caught in a downpour without a good waterproof jacket. You can’t go wrong with Peter Manning’s Carnegie Raincoat which works just as well on your way to the office as it does on a weekend with family. It’s interior zip pocket will be a safe haven for your wallet during sudden storms.
Don’t be too hasty to abandon warmer layers either. Bluffworks Horizon Vest is a practical and stylish way to layer up on blustery days. Wear over a jumper or under a blazer for the work commute.
If you’re unexpectedly trudging through puddles, or breaking a sweat, you need shoes that are comfortable but breathable. Just like our minimalist leather wallets, Standard Fair’s simple range of casual handmade trainers develop a unique patina over time. They are also one of the few trainer brands that can be resoled.
Pay attention to fabric. Even on warmer days, it's likely you'll still need a bit of warmth for when the sun goes in. Banana Republic’s cotton cashmere polo combines classic summer cotton with warmer cashmere to keep you toasty when the sun goes down.
If you like long hikes and bike trips then investing in a backpack like Fuga Cargo’s Folder Sack is a smart move. Water resistant against Spring showers, it also doubles up as an everyday commuting backpack.
Of course no wardrobe is complete without the right accessories to go alongside it and our slim wallets are the perfect way to finish off your sleek, minimalist wardrobe.
Shop our collection of minimalist leather wallets here.