New direction: looking at sustainable fashion

Lately I’ve been re-assessing my relationship with fashion. Don’t get me wrong – I love everything about it, from tailoring to trends to glossy magazines. But I can’t help but ignore the impact that this sort of consumerist culture has more broadly – on various ethical issues and the environment. And that’s where I’d like to steer this blog. I’ve…
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5 Steps to Updating Your Capsule Wardrobe

Since starting this blog last year, I have moved away from a rigid capsule system to more of a relaxed, streamlined approach to my wardrobe. I think the initial capsule rules were necessary to get me started (and might be necessary if you’re an impulse buyer!), but once I got into the right mindset, the capsule just happened naturally without…
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The Formal Part

Curating your capsule wardrobe is the ultimate planning exercise. You have to make an educated judgment as to how many clothes and which clothes you need for specific activities in your life, and then make your selection interesting enough that you won’t feel the desire to change it up after a couple of weeks. Part of this involves putting a…
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Step 1: Taking Inventory

Fact: I have the most inconveniently shaped closet. It resembles a noodle that’s decided to point at you and has this incredible talent of rendering copious amounts of space more or less useless. I mentioned last week that the Curated Theory would start with a curated [capsule] wardrobe. This involves compiling a perfectly curated set number of wardrobe pieces that will…
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