Over time, I want to design a wardrobe which has continuity and versatility i.e. a colour scheme and pieces I can mix and match, some sense of style which is consistent throughout. I don't have a budget, I think this project is long overdue and deserves some proper money invested into it, but I don't want to spend thoughtlessly and end up with things I don't really want/need. At the moment I own a lot but not a lot. Most needs to be thrown out because I never have and never will wear it or it has been worn so often it looks scruffy and is started to come apart. Another reason things need to go is that I don't have a lot of space to keep any of it, literally just a chest of drawers and an exposed clothes rack, hence the emphasis on minimalism (but I just believe less is more anyway, as do most with a skinny mentality I expect). So, what do you consider wardrobe essentials, the absolute bare minimum one should own? What pieces to you spend the most money on? How do you have clothes that are timeless and how do you know what current trend you want to follow? How did you develop a personal style and shop within that style (or don't you)? How do you choose versatile clothes and mix and match outfits? Statement pieces, what are yours and how do you shop for them? How do you shop in general? Since its purchase, what item of clothing do you believe you couldn't live without? Where do you get your wardrobe inspiration and how would you describe your style? Any other contributions/advice/links relevant to the title in some way are welcome, I don't mean to limit peoples responses to just the specific questions I asked.