In the last year or two, I have embraced having a smaller wardrobe and stuck with it while continuing to refine and downsize. There are many benefits to having a smaller closet, including getting ready quickly in the mornings and saving money. With that said, I wanted to discuss the topic of shopping your closet. I first wrote about the subject in this post, but focused on the benefits versus the “how.” The purpose of today’s post is to provide you with actionable tips you can incorporate into your routine.
I never thought I would wear a pair of sneakers outside of the gym, but now that it’s become trendy it makes sense, particularly for me and my troubled feet. If you’ve read this blog for a while, or know me in real life, you may be aware of my feet issues and how I never wear uncomfortable shoes. So when the tennis shoe became the “it” thing, I was determined to work them into my wardrobe.
Over the years, I enjoy looking back at my style choices. Personal style should evolve as trends and preferences change. But what does it mean when you think you’ve created an entirely different look, only to realize that you wore something similar almost 4 years earlier. Britney Spears’ “Oops!… I Did it Again” comes to mind, but really?!
- Sparkly cream jacket, check!
- Neutral undershirt, check!
- Gray denim/cords, check!
- Unique brooch, check!
Wow! In which year did Asa wear it better? LOL. I hope that “2019 Asa” is a bit more fashion forward than my 2015 self. I do know, however, when I was younger, I was more adventurous with my fashion choices and dare I say it, “trendy.” I would rock a jumpsuit, overalls, culottes, hats, neck scarves — you name it!
This month, I collaborated with thredUP, in partnership with Olivia Wilde and Conscious Commerce, on their “Choose Used” capsule collection. This collection, referred to as #chooseused on social media, features fun, thrift-related slogans on secondhand T-shirts. My Instagram collaboration was sponsored, but I felt compelled to also dedicate a blog post to the importance of ethical fashion—it is something I am passionate about.
If everyone in the US bought just one item used instead of new in 2019, it would save nearly 6 billion lbs of carbon emissions. That’s the equivalent of taking over half a million cars off the road for an entire year. Source
This is one example of how buying secondhand can have an impact. I am a big advocate for shopping secondhand and love looking for clothes at my local consignment shops and online at thredUP. You can find so many unique and like-new items.
I don’t know about your city, but the weather is still cold in Seattle! While I wait for warmer temperatures to arrive, I’ve been extending the life of my winter wardrobe by incorporating touches of spring. I often wonder, what should you put away and what is best to keep out?