When I first started my mission to build a dream wardrobe, one built with ethically made items purchased thoughtfully, I didn’t quite know what I was signing myself up for. I’d only heard of capsule wardrobes and couldn’t name a single brand that made clothes in an ethical way. Not to mention, I didn’t understand what defined a piece of clothing as ethical vs. not.
Today’s post isn’t a deep dive into defining an ethical wardrobe but rather a piece of guidance for those of you wanting to build one. But why an ethical wardrobe wish list?
Ethical clothing a lot of time comes with a bigger price tag than it’s fast fashion alternative. For those of you like myself trying to build one, it can feel unattainable.
So, how does someone who wants that dream wardrobe of quality, ethically produced items add them to their wardrobe? The answer is to create a list aka a wardrobe wish list. A dream wardrobe takes time and planning and I use a wardrobe wish list to keep me on track. It’s a nice reminder when you go to make an unplanned purchase that hey, this money will be taking away from the things you know you want and know will fit in your closet.
A wardrobe wish list is your wardrobe plan. So, what’s in mine? Let’s review!
My Ethical Wardrobe Wish List
Elizabeth Suzann Georgia Dress
This dress is such the perfect simple, timeless, and everyday kind of dress. I’m not sure if I’d go with the navy, flax, or white. Any color would really be perfect. I’d wear this dress to work, on the weekend, summer events, pretty much anywhere. You can view it here.
Jesse Kamm Sailor Pants
You’ve probably seen these pants all over Instagram. Which, doesn’t turn me off when something is that popular. I think they look really flattering and can see what the hype is about. Plus, they come in pretty fun colors. I definitely would like to add a pair of these to my wardrobe this year. You can view them here.
Elizabeth Suzann Andy Trouser
There’s nothing I love more than a tailored pair of trousers. Not only do these look relaxed and comfortable, but they’d go with everything in my wardrobe. I could wear them to work and during any season. You can shop these here.
A pair of clogs from Bryr have been on my wish list since last year. They are so beautiful and classic looking. Not only can they be worn with any outfit, but they will make that outfit infinitely more stylish. The style here is one of my favorite designs but I have not yet settled on exactly which pair I would get. You can shop these here.
There you have it! My ethical wardrobe wish list. This totals just over $1000 so it certainly won’t be completed this year. I’m hoping to purchase one or two items from this list in 2019.
It’s nice to know what you really want in your closet. To have a plan even if it takes time to build and will consist of many edits. And trust me, there will be a lot of edits. But it’s fun and so helpful to have!
I want to hear from you! Do you have a wardrobe wish list? If so, what’s on yours?