What I’ve gained even more so than the styling tips and ideas is a COMMUNITY of women that stand for transparency in the fashion industry, which translates into better working conditions and fair pay for employees around the globe AND environmentally friendly production standards.
I’m in the midst of another wardrobe challenge-this time a Summer10x10 hosted by Lee of Style Bee and Caroline of Un-Fancy, and I’m mixing the old with a teensy bit of new!
If you’re new to capsuling or in the midst of a closet fast, here are five tips to help you shop your own closet instead of buying new:
With spring quickly approaching, I’m almost mourning the fact I’ll be stashing away part of my winter capsule wardrobe until next year.
I’m not entirely certain that current conditions in Nashville can be classified as ‘winter.’ A few snow flurries leading to climbing temperatures in the low 70’s leaves faint hope of a winter wonderland anytime soon. I’m not entirely sad about it. We’ve reached midpoint of the Winter 10×10 challenge hosted by Lee Vosburgh of Style Bee and Caroline of Unfancy, two minimalist minded fashion bloggers I recently discovered and now absolutely adore. For 10 days, I’m curating 10 different ensembles with 10 articles of clothing, (including shoes and one coat) to inspire responsible fashion consumption and reloving your current threads. I have looooved every single second of the experience, from selecting my 10 items to coordinating looks I would never have previously imaged! The best part-80% of my items were either thrifted or purchased at recycled fashion shops around Nashville. My 10 days exclude the weekend; naturally all of my ensembles are Monday-Friday office inspired. My 10 include: Cognac Lucky Brand booties (recycled fashion) Leopard print/black flats (recycled fashion) Marc by Marc Jacobs trench (thrifted) Everlane oversized wool sweater (recycled fashion) Madewell silk white blouse (recycled fashion) Black/White …
Thrifting has always been a guilty pleasure, but lately it’s become more of a passion with a purpose. Shopping retail budget fashion stores for the latest trends may provide a few extra dollars in your bank account, but it’s ultimately harming the environment and potentially those laboring to produce the goods.
The seasons are a cha cha cha chaaaaanging! I’m following suit with Mother Nature’s upcoming wardrobe update and exchanging out my closet a bit. Since much of my clothing is purchased at recycled fashion shops, resale venues or treasure hunted through thrift stores-their bargain prices make it easy to over-accumulate. Bargain shopping for business appropriate attire is an art form ya’ll; I’m devoting an entire upcoming post to it since I get a lot of comments on the subject. It’s extra hard for me to let go of wearable items I’ve collected through travel…cue up the pink soccer polo circa Barcelona 2011 still taking up space in my dresser. If I haven’t worn it this summer or in the last year, it’s definitely being donated. But it’s more than just about updating seasonal attire. I don’t NEED more clothing-I’m actually working toward decreasing the amount of clothing I own and moving toward a capsule wardrobe. If you’re questioning what the heck a capsule wardrobe is: learn more here. I tell myself it’s all practice for when we build our tiny house, but …