Where Sustainability Meets Minimalism | How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe With Sustainable Fashion?
Looking to build a sustainable capsule wardrobe? Here are all the tips and advice on how to shop for quality items, reduce waste, and mix and match versatile pieces.
What does your morning routine look like? Is it getting up, brushing your teeth, taking a shower, or gobbling up some cereal, all while your brain is going in circles because you just cannot decide what to wear today?
Every piece of clothing you own is either too tight, too baggy, too boring, too 1999, or just doesn’t compliment your bomb personal style!
We get it, we’ve been there, and we are here to help you reclaim your mental peace and the hours upon hours of your life that you spend deciding an outfit. Plus, our idea is sustainable, massively versatile, easy on the pocket, and in line with the hottest fashion trends!
Are you ready for the big reveal?
They’re chic, they’re ethical, and almost everyone can pull them off!
So are you ready to hear us rave all about how to build a capsule wardrobe with sustainable fashion? Because we sure are!
So let’s dive in!
Capsule Wardrobe 101
First things first. What is this neat little magic trick that we call capsule wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe is a collection of versatile, high-quality, and timeless pieces of clothing that you can mix, match, swap, and interchange to create multiple outfits for every occasion.
Now bear with us as we repeat the critical information for emphasis.
A capsule wardrobe has got to be these three things:
- Versatile, so the pieces are interchangeable in an outfit
- High-quality, so they are durable and sustainable
- Timeless, so they don’t go out of fashion every season, and you can wear them for years.
Building a sustainable capsule wardrobe with the above three qualities has several benefits. We are listing all of them below.
5 Juicy Benefits Of Building A Sustainable Capsule Wardrobe:
We hinted at these benefits in the introduction of this blog post. But let’s elaborate on them one by one here:
Capsule Wardrobe Saves Time
Imagine not spending a gigantic chunk of your day deciding your outfit, accessories, bag, and shoes. Imagine your wardrobe picking your day’s look while you scroll your Instagram and cherish your breakfast, knowing you’ve got time.
That is what minimalism can do. It saves essential minutes of your day that you can invest in something more valuable.
Capsule Wardrobe Saves Money
Fancy building a sustainable wardrobe on a budget? A capsule wardrobe is all you need!
You don’t have to go on a shopping spree every season and let your card bill give you a heart attack. Investing in a versatile, timeless wardrobe saves your hard-earned money but still gives you hundreds of outfits to choose from.
It Sure Saves Your Mental Health
Yep! No need to go insane every time you go out because you have nothing to wear. Just keep in mind the occasion, and a sustainable capsule wardrobe throws the right pieces together on auto so you are both mentally well and irresistibly chic!
You Become An Epitome Of Quality!
When not splurging on disposable, needless clothing items, you automatically have more money to invest in high-quality, durable, and luxurious pieces.
*Look out, world! This babe only has eyes for quality!*
Best Of All, You Save Planet Earth
Maintaining a sustainable capsule wardrobe for long-term use saves loads of apparel from landfills. It means less waste, less consumption, less production pollution, and ultimately a greener, happier Mother Earth.
How To Create Your Own Capsule Wardrobe With Sustainable Fashion?
Now that you’re sold on the benefits of having a capsule wardrobe, let’s move on to how you can actually create one for yourself.
Step 1: Analyze What You Already Own
Take out every piece of clothing you have. Categorise them according to what you absolutely love, what you’ll probably wear someday, what’s suitable for only one season, and what you will never wear again.
Put everything that you love wearing back in the closet. Donate or sell everything you don’t see yourself wearing in the future, and keep everything else in a box and place it somewhere accessible.
This way, you’ll have them out of sight but still have control over what you want to do about them.
Step 2: Evaluate What Else You Need
Now that your closet is all sorted, you will have a clear vision of what else you need to make your collection more versatile. Our priority is timeless pieces like button-downs and bodysuits, but that doesn’t mean you must completely deprive yourself of trendy jackets and cute tops. The rule is to buy only the ones you are absolutely sure of wearing.
Step 3: Mix And Match
Consider the time, season, and occasion, and throw suitable pieces together to come up with a fab outfit in no time.
Tips for Shopping Sustainably and Rocking Quality Fashion!
Shopping sustainably and investing in quality clothes can feel like a tough climb, but don’t worry; we’re here to help you reach the summit! Choosing eco-friendly materials and durable pieces you adore can save the planet and your budget in the long run. Here are some fun tips to get you started:
Know Your Materials
Think of shopping sustainably, like picking out fresh, organic produce at the farmer’s market. When shopping for clothes, look for natural, organic, or recycled materials. Synthetic materials can be a bummer, as they’re often derived from fossil fuels and can take centuries to break down. But organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, and linen are like the sweetest, juiciest strawberries – delicious and sustainable!
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Look for Quality
It’s like picking out a partner – you want someone sturdy and dependable, right? The same goes for clothes. When investing in a new piece, look for high-quality items that are made to last. Keep an eye out for sturdy stitching, well-finished seams, and durable hardware. Quality items may be more expensive, but worth it in the long run. Think of it as investing in a long-term relationship, not a fling!
Check out this article to learn more about the benefits of investing in sustainable fashion.
Have you ever found a hidden treasure at a garage sale or thrift store? It’s like hitting the jackpot! Shopping second-hand is a fun way to score unique items without breaking the bank. Plus, it’s better for the planet. So hit up your local thrift stores, consignment shops, or online marketplaces, and get ready to be amazed.
Invest in Basics
Basics are like the building blocks of a great wardrobe. They’re like a trusty pair of hiking boots – they can take you anywhere! Invest in quality basics like white tees, black pants, and denim. They’re versatile, timeless, and can be worn in various ways. Look for items that fit your body well and can be dressed up or down.
Support Sustainable Brands
When shopping for new clothes, look for brands committed to sustainability and ethical production. Do your research and find out which brands are transparent about their production process and use sustainable materials. Some brands we love include 1People, etereo, and Nimboo. Plus, supporting these brands is like giving the planet a big ol’ hug!
Take Care of Your Clothes
Just like caring for a pet, caring for your clothes is essential to making them last longer. Follow the care instructions on the label, wash your clothes less frequently, and air-dry them whenever possible. By treating your clothes with love and care, you can extend their lifespan and reduce waste. It’s like nurturing a little seedling, and watching it grow into a beautiful plant!
Sustainable Style Staples: SiS’s Top Picks For A Sustainable Capsule Wardrobe
Black Camélia DressCHF179.00
Calabar Silk Slip DressCHF221.00
ORGANIC SILK KIMONO EDITCHF190.00
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Vegas Suede Sling Back High HeelsCHF129.00
ORGANIC SILK KIMONO- THE BOXCHF190.00
Cap Ferret TENCEL™ Long Sleeves ShirtCHF129.00
Tips For Maintaining A Sustainable Capsule Wardrobe For Long-Term Use
Here are some tips to keep your capsule wardrobe healthy and happy:
- Show your clothes some love: Treat your clothing carefully, wash them in cold water, use natural detergents, and hang them to dry. Avoid using the dryer as it can damage the fabric and fade colours. When ironing, use a lower setting to prevent burns or a steamer to avoid harsh creases.
- Rotate your pieces: Don’t wear the same item every day. Instead, mix and match your selections to create different outfits. This will prevent wear and tear on specific items and keep your wardrobe fresh.
- Store smartly: Proper storage is essential to keep your clothes in top condition. Use hangers, organisers, and storage boxes to keep your clothing clean, dry, and dust-free. It’s also essential to store your clothes away from direct sunlight and moisture.
- Repair and mend: Don’t throw away your clothes because of a minor tear or loose button. Invest in a sewing kit and learn basic maintenance. You can also take your clothing to a tailor to fix more complicated issues. Not only will this save you money, but it will also help reduce waste.
- Donate or swap: If you have clothes that no longer fit or are not your style, don’t toss them in the trash. Donate them to a local charity or participate in a clothing swap with friends. This will give your clothes a new life and reduce your impact on the environment.
By following these tips, you can maintain a sustainable capsule wardrobe that will last for years to come. Remember, just like a plant, your wardrobe needs love and care to flourish.
Sustainable Fashion: Small Steps, Big Impact
Congratulations, my sustainable fashionista friend! You’re now armed with all the tips and tricks to build a stunning and eco-friendly capsule wardrobe that will leave everyone impressed. By investing in quality pieces, shopping smartly, and maintaining your clothes with care, you can do your bit to reduce fashion waste and protect the planet.
Did you know the fashion industry is responsible for 10% of the world’s carbon emissions? But fear not because, with every sustainable fashion purchase you make, you’re helping to reduce that impact.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s take the plunge and embrace sustainable fashion with open arms. Head over to the Swiss Impact Store website to explore our ethically made and sustainable clothing collection. And don’t forget to check out our blog for more tips on how to live a sustainable lifestyle.
Together, let’s build a more sustainable and stylish world, one outfit at a time!
Making Sustainable Lifestyle Transformation Easy
SiS is more than a simple e-commerce platform. Our mission is to encourage, help, and inspire people to look for sustainable sourcing, reduce production waste, carbon footprint, and make conscious choices.
Whether you’re on the hunt for sustainable clothing, clean beauty, or ethical homeware, our team has done the hard work for you, carefully screening brands before ever being displayed at SIS.
So all that’s left for you is to shop with peace of mind.