Capsule wardrobes have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. A capsule wardrobe is a way of curating your closet to contain a set amount of items which can be mixed and matched multiple ways. While the word ‘capsule’ in the fashion world previously referred to ‘capsule collections,’ the slow fashion movement has taken it to the streets! While designer capsule collections are often created to try and convince consumers that they need to buy everything in their line, capsule wardrobes celebrate the reuse and re-styling of items we already have. Sustainable fashion Blogger Lee Vosburgh, of StyleBee, made the “10x10 challenge” popular in 2015. This challenge consists of narrowing down your wardrobe to 10 items and rocking them together for 10 days. The difference between the 10x10 challenge and the “Glam Capsule” challenge is that the latter is all jazzed up. Author and ethical fashion advocate Elizabeth Cline created this social media challenge this year with the aim of proving that conscious fashion can be for everyone. It’s easy to focus on basics when embarking on the 10x10 challenge, which is a wonderful way to learn about layering! However, the #glamcapsulechallenge pushes people to go out of their comfort zone and into the spotlight. Both of these challenges are tests of creativity and can help hone person style. Sustainable fashion doesn’t have to look one way. It can mold to your personal style and become your own. While capsule challenges, and ethical fashion at large, are depicted on mostly one type of person (thin, white, well-off, minimalist) they are for everyone.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: fashion rules are meant to be broken! As September rolls around we’re particularly excited to throw out the antiquated “no white after Labor Day” fashion law. Why has it been a rule anyway?
Nicole Robertson is one half of the dynamic duo behind Swap Society. She and her husband Edward have worked tirelessly the past year and a half to bring Swap Society goodness to all of you! This week I chatted with Nicole about her personal style journey, how she came to love clothing swaps, and what is Swap Society is all about.
Although the sustainable fashion movement is still growing, there are many wonderful people to take inspiration from right now! Find your personal style by following these 10 eco fashion bloggers. Each has their own take on conscious style and are great resources to use on your own sustainable wardrobe journey. Not to mention, more than one of these beauties are Swap Society lovers!
Independence Day is just around the corner and you know what that means, right? It’s time to plan your killer Fourth of July outfit! There tends to be two different types of celebrators; the ones that go all out, and the ones that roll their eyes. I seem to fall closer to the “all out” camp. I love getting dressed up, having a theme to work around, and spending time with friends in family. Oh, and I love food. However, the abundance of plastic accessories purchased around the Fourth of July often makes me want to boycott the entire thing. Let’s find a happy medium and discover a way to have a fun and conscious holiday. Below are festive pieces that can be worn with other eligible swaps or garments in your own closet. Who needs to go to the store anymore?