XXS to XL: Crafting an Eco-Friendly Capsule Wardrobe for Every Body Type
By: Isabelle Drury
Published on: 25th October 2023
We’ve probably all heard the term by now: the much heralded capsule wardrobe. It’s a minimalist approach to fashion where you curate a small collection of essential, versatile clothing items that can be mixed and matched to create a wide range of outfits.
‘Conscious’ is a core theme in the capsule wardrobe. By investing in quality, long-lasting garments and avoiding trendy purchases, you reduce your clothing consumption and overall environmental impact.
Let’s get straight to it with 3 key tips on creating a conscious capsule wardrobe.
/ Quality over quantity every time
A conscious capsule wardrobe hinges on a fundamental principle: quality over quantity. In a world dominated by fast fashion, opting for durable, timeless clothing made from sustainable materials is the best option.
Look for well-constructed garments with meticulous stitching and strong overall construction. Try to opt for durable and eco-friendly materials such as organic cotton, tencel, hemp, and recycled fibres. Oh, and always focus on classic styles or pieces you genuinely enjoy, rather than chasing fleeting trends!
To extend the life of your quality purchases, it's all about knowing how to maintain your clothing. Routine inspection can prevent minor damages from becoming major issues, think sewing on a button, mending small holes, or reinforcing loose seams. These reduce the need for constant replacements.
/ Weight changes? No worries!
Weight fluctuations are a completely normal part of life, but it can lead to frustration for capsule wardrobe holders when it comes to clothing that no longer fits as it used to.
If you are susceptible to frequent weight changes, adaptable clothing choices are essential. Think clothing with elastic waistbands, adjustable straps, or wrap-style designs that can be cinched or loosened as needed.
Another approach is to buy clothing that's slightly bigger than your usual size. To rock the oversized look, pair oversized tops with more fitted bottoms or vice versa. Use belts to cinch in loose-fitting clothing at the waist for a sleek silhouette.
An adaptable wardrobe makes you look and feel confident no matter your body's current shape. And it feels pretty kick-ass when one wardrobe can serve us through various stages of our ever-changing life.
/ Unisex clothing: his and hers
Unisex pieces offer versatile and inclusive options suitable for people of all genders and body types.
The absence of gender-specific design elements makes unisex clothing adaptable to various occasions and style preferences, aligning perfectly with the principles of a sustainable capsule wardrobe.
When building a capsule wardrobe, consider adding unisex essentials such as t-shirts, denims, and sweatshirts or track pants. These pieces offer endless styling possibilities and can be dressed up or down as needed. Plus, unisex clothing offers you the ability to swap your pieces out with a significant other, giving you both more outfit options without taking up extra room.
We are excited to introduce our gender-neutral classic sweatshirt and trackpants set. Explore them now so you and your other half can style it out together!
Step into the world of mindful shopping, where each decision resonates with purpose. Here at We The Earth, we craft collections with these ideals, aiming for each piece to be an investment in lasting style and comfort, resonating with your values and contributing to a better tomorrow.