How To Plan A Versatile and Ethical Spring Wardrobe in Three Easy Steps
Good news! Spring and summer are just around the corner! With some time in the pipeline, you can effortlessly start planning a versatile and ethical wardrobe that'll last you summers to come. Here's how:
TAKE INVENTORY OF YOUR CLOSET
- What you wear daily - keep.
- What you haven't worn in over a year - sell/ donate.
- Can you rework any old pieces? Eg. Cutting a pair of trousers into shorts.
MAKE A LIST OF PIECES THAT YOU WANT
Ask yourself these three questions before making that decision:
- Is it comfortable to wear the whole day?
- Are the colors classic; will they match my other clothing pieces?
- Does it come from an ethical workplace, and are the fabrics natural?
DO SUSTAINABLE MATH
Let's face it; most ethical and sustainable brands are by right, more expensive than your commercial shop like Zara. Alas, I guarantee that you are getting your money's worth, here's how:
Let's say you buy a skirt from a fast-fashion company for $65.00, but only wear it four times for reasons such as it's not trendy anymore, or the fabric is cheap, and after a few washes the garment looks tattered. That totals a $16.25 per wear.
Now, let's say you buy a skirt from us, that's $125.00, but you could wear it more often as the fabric is more durable, the style is classic, and you wear the skirt on average fifteen times in a year. That's only $8.30 per wear, which is way cheaper than the skirt you bought from the fast-fashion brand.
Budgeting for your summer wardrobe should be calculated by wear, not single unit cost.
Have other tips or tricks? We'd love to hear about them in the comments below.