If you've ever looked at your closet, wanted to throw everything out, and start all over again, consider this the only guide you need. It's spring cleaning season, and many people have been overhauling their super-busy lives according to the rules of Japanese minimizing wizard Marie Kondo, whose book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, has people seriously reconsidering their earthly possessions.
The Cliff's Notes version? Take stock of your stuff, examine each piece and really think about whether it inspires "tokimeku," that is, a spark of joy or feeling of love within you. Does it make your life feel a little better? If so, you can probably hold onto it. If not, chuck it out. It's a good rule for deciding whether or not a particular clothing item is ready to be donated.
Whether you're looking to splurge on a few luxurious pieces to wear forever (dropping serious dough on something you'll never throw away is a long term investment, in terms of cost-per-wear), or mix in some high-end goods with affordable basics you may end up replacing down the line, everything in this list is a good place to start. Here are The Only 50 Clothing Items You Need for a Minimal Closet, At Any Budget.