Re-wearing your clothes is a main way to head towards a more sustainable lifestyle, and a capsule wardrobe is a great way to simplify the re-wearing process and develop a closet that will last you for years. So this might sound a little weird- I’ve never liked the idea of a capsule wardrobe. I associate the idea of a capsule wardrobe with not having to think about what you wear. That Steve Jobs idea, that you are to busy to think about what you wear and so just wear the same thing. I’m someone who enjoys getting dressed, and looking at clothes, and I love looking at different prints and designs. I view clothes as part of my personal expression (sometimes) and love the creativity behind the fashion. Capsule wardrobes seemed to fit into the minimalist style of dressing that I think looks nice, but personally don’t wear. Somehow, a capsule wardrobe didn’t seem to match up with what I was thinking.
Then I started researching actual capsule wardrobes, and I think I was pretty wrong. This is the straight from Wikipedia explanation- a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces.
Long story short, this is literally what I do in real life, and I had been struggling with how to show pieces in multiple ways because none of the pieces I feature on the blog are meant to be worn just once. So this series is a little challenge. I’ll pick a theme, or a sustainable brand and pick 8-15 pieces and feature them in multiple different outfits. This first post is a mix of patterns and colors that you might not associate going together.
The first brand is Stella McCartney, because of her commitment to sustainable innovation, and ethical production. There are 9 pieces of clothing and 5 accessories. Together they make 20 looks. Which one is your favorite?