Minimalism. It's a word that means little to some, everything to others, or brings to mind visions of folks trying to struggle through life with barely any belongings. If you're new to minimalism, you might want to check out inspiring minimalist vloggers on YouTube to see if it's something you're interested in. Because much like the term "hygge," minimalism is huge on social media right now, heck, there's even a minimalism social media app.
I must admit, whether it's just a fad or a beneficial way of living, I have fallen for minimalism hard. I went from someone who had a wardrobe bursting at the seams — that I legit believed would one day, topple over and crush me — to a gal who loves almost everything in her wardrobe. As someone who loves fashion, you can imagine this was a challenge for me. IMO, minimalism is a journey and involves removing unnecessary things out of your life to make room for more; whether this be living with less items but adoring every single thing you own, discarding items to focus on more important things in your life like relationships or personal growth, or literally feeling less weighed down and able to travel and live anywhere you desire.
If you still think minimalism is a trend, or you're super curious about minimalism as a lifestyle, check out these fashion forward minimalist YouTubers who might open your eyes to a whole new world.
1. Jenny Mustard
Jenny Mustard is your go-to gal for everything minimalism. If her innate sense of style doesn't immediately make you want to try minimalism out for yourself, her gorgeous minimalist apartment and generally beautiful way of life will.
2. Rachel Aust
If you're wondering where on earth to begin, check out Rachel Aust's wardrobe cull video. She also has a Minimalism Series which covers everything from fashion, to beauty, to interiors.
3. Sarah Nourse
Of course, once you've decluttered your wardrobe, you don't want to fill it back up again! In this video, Sarah Nourse discusses helpful minimalism shopping tips to keep you on track. Nourse's story is seriously inspiring — on her channel she shows viewers her minimalist lifestyle and her travels as a lady from the USA, living in Europe.
4. Kelly Augustine
Plus size vlogger and blogger Kelly Augustine is your gal for stylish minimalism inspo. If you're totally stuck and don't know what you want your wardrobe to look like, check out her All-Black Everything Plus Size OOTD Haul video to help kick-start your own innate style.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've likely heard of the term, "capsule wardrobe." If you're someone who likes to dive into things, then curating a capsule wardrobe, with the help of Mademoiselle, could be right up your street!
Folks who are struggling with how to make their new minimalist closet work on a day-to-day basis can get tons of ideas from HouseOfAesthetics' Minimalism Series — particularly from this video that shows five outfits centered around six items.
7. Katrin Berndt
Once you start delving into the world of minimalism and you begin decluttering, if you're anything like me, you might find peeking into others' wardrobes and watching them declutter oddly therapeutic. If you find it helpful to see how other people live a minimalistic life, you'll love the above video by Katrin Berndt.
8. Madeleine Olivia
Occasionally in life, it can be really tricky not to compare yourself to others, especially when it comes to leading a minimal lifestyle. Watching videos of other people living the kind of lifestyle you want to lead, living in immaculate surroundings might put you off the entire minimalism process. It's really great to watch YouTubers, like Madeleine Olivia, who are in the midst of their minimalism journey, so you can find out tips and tricks, as well as things that worked or didn't work for her. Plus, it's super fun to have a nosey into someone's else's closet!
9. Samantha Lindsey
It may seem like an impossible feat, but minimalist YouTuber Samantha Lindsey shares with viewers how to pack for a fortnight in Europe, using just a carry-on. Minimalism isn't just about keeping and wearing things you love and feeling great in them, it's also about practicality and living intentionally.
10. Full Flourish
This video goes into detail about how Full Flourish will spend a year without shopping. Sure, there are certain things she will need to buy, such as food, toiletries, and a wedding outfit, but she discusses what she is and is not going to buy throughout the year. Full Flourish describes her channel as, "Mindfulness, Minimalism & Bullet Journalling. They all play a part in my recovery from depression & anxiety." In the above video's description she writes, "I'm hoping that a year of no shopping will rid me of that last bit of anxiety." It's truly amazing what you can achieve with decluttered surroundings and mindful living.
11. Raw Alignment
Hardcore minimalists will love Raw Alignment's video that features her showing the contents of her wardrobe, that equates to less than thirty items. Alyse, the creator of Raw Alignment, also vlogs about raw veganism, fitness, self-love, and more. If you're in need of a good hit of motivation, Alyse is your gal.
No matter if you just want to use minimalism as a tool to help you declutter your closet, or if you want it to touch all areas of your life, these YouTubers are sure to help you on your journey towards a more minimal life!
Image: Jenny Mustard/YouTube