Winter Capsule Wardrobe Changeover

Hey guys! Another change in seasons, another capsule wardrobe changeover. I really enjoyed my Autumn capsule wardrobe, so didn’t want to change too much, however I did need to get out some warmer jumpers and long sleeved tops and put away those shorts.

I actually signed up for a 3 month fast fashion fast with Verena Erin from My Green Closet for the next three months which I am really excited about. I will link her blog here. I am hoping this will motivate me to pursue ethical fashion brands and bite the bullet in investing in some of their pieces. I have already done a lot of research into some brands, but am yet to buy anything from them.

Instead the items I bought this Autumn for my Winter capsule came from Country Road, which I would consider an ethical brand because of their Code of Labour Practice, Animal Welfare Principles, Environmental Code of Practice and contribution to social welfare projects. I have tried to avoid some of my usual brands because of their dubious ethical commitments. I have found the App Good On You to be a real help in this area! (I might do a separate blog post on this later).

Here are some of the highlight pieces in my Winter Capsule Wardrobe.

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I adore this dress! I bought it a few months ago off ASOS from the brand Closet London. Although I was not blown away by the ethics of this brand, they are based in London and make all their pieces locally which I think reflects on their quality of clothing and treatment of workers. I just love this style of dress and even though I probably won’t get a lot of wear out of it in the Winter, I couldn’t bear to put it away!

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I was really excited to get this coat out this Winter! I got it from H&M either a year or two years ago. I think the fit really suits me and the pattern is fun. Although not technically Gingham, I think the pattern gives a nod to that current trend.

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This is by far my favourite top of all time. It is a navy collared shirt from Country Road with a white tadpole shaped pattern on it. The fit of this is perfect, a bit loose so I can get away with a food baby and not feel restricted, but the collar dresses it up a bit. I wore this shirt so much last year, that I bought a very similar top in the same style but different pattern this year.

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Instead of being navy with white tadpoles, this version is black with white stars. I know I will get a lot of wear out of this top! It is the perfect style to go with jeans in the Winter.

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This is another fun dress I bought last year from ASOS from the brand Glamorous. I love the contrasting patterns and style of the dress. It is a bit in your face which is different for me but I have fun wearing it. I would say that I won’t buy anything from this brand again as they have zero ethical commitments on their website…

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The final highlight of my Winter wardrobe is this simple little black dress. I bought this dress from Sussans probably about four or five years ago now. I absolutely love it though and it is such an easy throw on piece! I wish I bought a back-up cause I don’t know what I’m going to do if this ever falls apart!

What are your thoughts on capsule wardrobes and how they interact with ethical fashion as opposed to fast fashion? I would love to know your thoughts below.

Thanks so much for reading, Christina xo

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2 thoughts on “Winter Capsule Wardrobe Changeover

  1. Hi Christina, a lot of my winter wardrobe consists of long-sleeved merino wool tops from Kathmandu in a range of solid colours. I love them and wear them a lot. Could you do a post on Kathmandu’s ethical fashion principles please? I’m interested in whether the ‘outdoor clothing’ stores such as Kathmandu, Anaconda, etc. actually practice ethical approaches to their products considering that they promote their products using the ‘feel good’ factor of adventures in the natural environment, travelling to unusual destinations, etc. Thanks!

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