The 'un-fashionable' way of wardrobe planning :O

Weโ€™ve just passed the September Equinox, meaning autumn๐Ÿ‚ is officially here!! (Equinox is just an astronomical event that is related to the duration of day & night, so if youโ€™re looking to define autumn in terms of temperature differencesโ€ฆ move out of Hong Kong! :P #geek #passiveagressive #globalwarming)

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Iโ€™ve mentioned that it was time to start planning our fall wardrobe a week ago, which inspired me to write a post on the different levels of sustainability, because I find it quite difficult to #haveitall and buy clothes with absolutely 0 environmental impact. Perhaps like what @reformation says, โ€˜Being naked is the #1 most sustainable optionโ€™, haha!

Here Iโ€™m running an experiment on how to reconstructing my wardrobe from a โ€˜top-downโ€™ approach - defining what I need and like before making any purchase... But I donโ€™t think Iโ€™m getting that semi-baby blue / semi-turquoise silk blouse because considering it is SILK and silk yellows when it meets sweat & sunlightโ€ฆ this colour is too light so it definitely canโ€™t hide the yellow stains. Since I am a heavy sweater even during winter - #notagoodchoice

Definitely not a fashionable selection but I do consider quite a number of aspects before I purchase (quite self-explanatory above), and Iโ€™ve missed 2 important aspect!

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โ˜๐ŸผQUALITY:

  • Fabric (does it suit the season? Like cotton & linen are summer fabric, and silk is all year round, wool for winter, etc.)
  • Stretch (affects how comfortable you are in them)
  • Weight (affects how it drapes on your body)
  • Feel (some fabric irritates skin, thatโ€™s totally personal)
  • Seams (NEVER buy anything with a loose / non-stitched hem, it looks like you walked away with a half-finished piece from the sewing machine)

๐ŸŒตSUSTAINABILITY:

Like I said before, buying brands which are โ€˜ethicalโ€™ and โ€˜greenโ€™ is quite difficultโ€ฆ๐Ÿ˜“ and here I try to find pieces that I like + which have a certain level of transparency in their production & also attempt to reduce environmental footprint. Iโ€™m also planning to get my own tailored midi-skirt from @sewonstudio!

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BENEFITS:

โšก๏ธ You can start curating your closet (how exciting!) around what you have and what you donโ€™t.

โšก๏ธ โšก๏ธ This is only way to feel in control, not led by trends.

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What else do you consider when refreshing your fall wardrobe? :)

 
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