Last year, I did a low buy year, a year in which you try to keep your purchases to a minimum. The main goal of my low buy year was to buy as little fast fashion as possible, and try to be more of an eco-minimalist. The only things I was allowed to purchase were … More My shopping habits in the year after my Low Buy Year
At this point in time, we probably all know that fast fashion is not a sustainable business model. Cheap fashion is produced at incredibly high rates, by underpaid workers in unsafe circumstances, from unsustainable materials with dangerous chemicals that pollute the environment. Clearly, this is a business model that we should steer away from, from … More Is all fast fashion created equally?
At the beginning of this year, I started a Low Buy Challenge for the entirety of 2021 – with the main goal of not buying any fast fashion. I did not limit myself to a number of items, but I could only buy clothes from either ethical and sustainable brands, or secondhand – with the … More Low Buy Challenge 2021: what did I buy and what did I learn?
One of my favourite sources for minimalism and capsule wardrobe content is YouTube. There are a lot of great channels out there that inspire me to minimize my own closet or create a capsule wardrobe. I love taking a peek into other people’s wardrobes, even if their style is completely different from mine. What I … More 8 minimalist & capsule wardrobe YouTube channels to follow
A lot of minimalist wardrobes seem to be quite devoid of color. Black, white, grey, maybe some creams and blues – after a while, every minimalist wardrobe starts to look the same to me. They all seem to have the same few items that “every person should have”, and their styles are very much the … More How to build a colorful minimalist wardrobe
One of the things that is often associated with minimalism is a capsule wardrobe: a limited number of clothing items (usually around 33) that you wear for the entire season. The idea is that all items mix and match together, so you can wear a lot of different outfits with only a small number of … More Winter 10×10 challenge
As I wrote in my last post, I was planning on doing a low buy challenge last year – but then ended up having to buy more than I originally planned, as I suddenly did not fit into some of my summer clothes anymore. While this is still in line with a principle of buying … More Low Buy Challenge 2021
Originally, I had planned to do a low buy year this year for clothing: a year in which you buy very little to nothing and only what you need. I also wanted to buy almost everything second-hand. But that didn’t really happen. Because of Covid, going to thrift shops and consignment stores suddenly wasn’t an … More Slow fashion: all the clothes I bought in 2020
Ever since trying to be more minimalist, I have been more intentional about the clothes I buy. I’ve never been someone who buys a lot of clothes, but I have definitely bought things in the past just because they were cute without thinking of when I would actually wear them or what other pieces I … More Slow haul: clothes I bought last fall and winter