The 'un-fashionable' way of wardrobe planning :O
We’ve just passed the September Equinox, meaning autumn🍂 is officially here!! (Equinox is just an astronomical event that is related to the duration of day & night, so if you’re looking to define autumn in terms of temperature differences… move out of Hong Kong! :P #geek #passiveagressive #globalwarming)
I’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, ‘Being naked is the #1 most sustainable option’, haha!
Here I’m running an experiment on how to reconstructing my wardrobe from a ‘top-down’ approach - defining what I need and like before making any purchase... But I don’t think I’m getting that semi-baby blue / semi-turquoise silk blouse because considering it is SILK and silk yellows when it meets sweat & sunlight… this colour is too light so it definitely can’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 I’ve missed 2 important aspect!
- 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, that’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)
Like I said before, buying brands which are ‘ethical’ and ‘green’ is quite difficult…😓 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. I’m also planning to get my own tailored midi-skirt from @sewonstudio!
⚡️ You can start curating your closet (how exciting!) around what you have and what you don’t.
⚡️ ⚡️ This is only way to feel in control, not led by trends.