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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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…
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