More often than not I advocate consuming less and in a smarter way. But how does one go about doing that?
When you’re striving towards having a sustainable, minimalistic wardrobe the key is to procure well thought out, good looking base garments that work with most of your clothes and accessories. It’s important to take time to find those key pieces that feel 100% right in the way they look, feel and fit.
It’s a nice bonus if you happen to find pieces that are also sustainably produced!
Over the past few years I’ve noticed that the feeling to constantly want new things disappears when I feel that I have good, key pieces that I really like and that fits well. They’re of high quality and I know I am going to use them for a very long time.
When investing in good, well produced garments there’s also a feeling of treating one self to something special and that gives you a bigger “kick” that lasts longer than those instan kicks you get from constantly buying bad quality items that won’t last you very long, just like that feeling you get when first buying them.
Like this sweater from kowtow for example. A gorgeous forest green color and produced using 100% premium faritraide certificate and ecological cotton. The hat comes from Upstate Stock and is made out of 100% pure wool. These two garments really fit my style and goes together nicely with the rest of my wardrobe.
Is there a thing called forest hipster? If so that’s probably me haha.
I think that most people who over consume clothes just hasn’t found the right things yet. Maybe they don’t know what their own style is, or they’re not comfortable with themselves. It’s a journey that can be long and difficult.
I’ve gone through a lot of different phases and styles through out the years but I have finally landed in who I am, what I like and what I feel comfortable in. I think you get there simply by living life and exploring all that it has to offer. We grow through experiences and learn to have the courage to be ourself and being comfortable in our own skin.
Those of you that has been following me for a while know that I’ve been doing a major cleanse of my wardrobe. A lot of bags of clothing have been donated to charity and second hand store. I just realised a lot of what I owned wasn’t really me or had a poor fit simply because I’ve been consuming too much without giving it much though.
Slowly but steadily I’m building a new, sustainable, conscious and minimalistic wardrobe consisting of fewer garments made with higher quality and more thought behind them.
As I wandered outside, over crisp snow and huge fir trees I felt really good. It was nice to be outside again and the sun peeked through the branches. Fir trees are definitely my favorite coniferous specie.
Suddenly I stumbled upon an abandoned shed with hey. The sun shone through the weather worn timber and it was so beautiful. It was slightly warmer inside, and very calm. Like the time had somehow stopped in there. Which in a way, I guess it has – I wonder when this shed was last in use?
Ecosphere has Europes largest selection of sustainable fashion and I am extremely proud to be their ambassador. Besides their web shop they recently opened a store in Stockholm so if you’re in the neighbourhood I definitely suggest paying them a visit at Bergsunds Strand 32!
I feel great wearing this and I look forward to further curating my wardrobe. What about you? Are you a big spender or a minimalist? How do you feel after reading this, do you feel that you’ve found your style and would you consider trying to minimise your wardrobe?
I’d love to hear your thoughts!