"Less is more formula for minimalist wardrobe"

SIMPLIFYING, STREAMLINING, EDITING – watchwords recently popularized by the minimalism movement sweeping North America. The idea that quantity does not equal quality has been posited by fashion experts for years. This begs the question: how many pieces does it take to create a killer wardrobe?

According to Lisa Ferguson, of Hangar9, you can create 36 versatile looks with only nine key pieces. Their formula of [H9] + 9 = 36, originated by store founder JoAnn Fisher, encourages women to invest in nine high-quality, well-tailored pieces to mix, match and repeat.

Having a pared down closet creates a clear runway for getting up, getting dressed and getting out of the house and into life.