Reasons to Create A Capsule Wardrobe in the New Year
2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. One of the few positive things that can be pointed out is that we value unmaterialistic things more than before and we now live life at a slower pace. This also applies to fashion.
If 2020 made you realise the benefits of swapping to sustainable fashion, and one of your new year’s resolutions is to stop buying fast fashion and create a more conscious wardrobe, here you can find some helpful tips.
Say Bye to Fast Fashion
Is your wardrobe full of clothes, but you only wear a few pieces and the rest of them are just sitting there, taking up space? It is time to create your capsule wardrobe.
Fast fashion has been causing a negative impact on the environment for a very long time. It is the second biggest polluter in the world, after the oil industry, and numbers increase each year. If you are thinking of living a more sustainable lifestyle, a capsule wardrobe is a great starting point. Many people think a sustainable wardrobe has to be boring and bland. Well, your wardrobe represents you, so it will be as colourful as you want it to be. It is all about choosing premium quality pieces that you truly love rather than buying the trendy designs from fast fashion brands, which will go out of trend at the end of the season and will get forgotten in your closet or thrown away, ending up as landfill waste.
Embrace Your Own Style
Unique and creative should be the words representing your style. It is important to have your own image, it shows your personality through your choice of clothes.
When you decide to create a capsule wardrobe, you are building a curated selection of timeless, premium quality designs that would last a lifetime. This being the reason why you should only choose statement pieces that you love, so you will never get bored of them and you can play around with the styling to create as many outfits as you can imagine. Forget about the trends fast fashion brands tell you to follow and focus on the amazing looks you can create.
Build your Sustainable Wardrobe
A capsule wardrobe is beneficial in several ways: it is a sustainable decision, it saves you money, it avoids unnecessary waste and it enhances your creativity, amongst others benefits.
Make sure to select your pieces for each season and put away the clothes from the last one, so you have enough space in your wardrobe; create a colour palette and fill up any gaps. Because you are more selective with your choices, you will be willing to go for more ethical and sustainable brands to add to your closet. When you buy from ethical and independent brands, you are not only helping their business, you are also contributing positively to the environment. And now, more than ever, supporting small business is essential, given the current situation.
Shop small, shop local, shop ethical.
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