Style With Substance S2 Episode 4: Building A Sustainable Capsule Wardrobe
Building and using a capsule wardrobe could be the most sustainable thing you do today. Join us this week for our chat with Wardrobe Consultant Gemma McLean.
What Is a Capsule Wardrobe
A few years ago Marie Kondo got the world buzzing with her addictive life cleansing methods. But you don’t have to chuck out 75% of your wardrobe to get the advantages of a capsule wardrobe. A lot of sustainable fashion advocates are also fans of a capsule wardrobe. You know the ones, those minimal looking rails with 15 pieces of clothing that the owner claims to mix and match for any occasion. Is it just me or does this always seem a little unattainable? I have a large wardrobe, and while I don’t wear it all, I certainly wear more than 15 pieces. I was delighted when a friend of mine, Gemma McLean started offering her services as a capsule wardrobe and style consultant. She always looks effortless on social media and claims it’s all down to the magic of a capsule wardrobe, so I had to find out more.
Rewear and Vintage
Any notions we have about spending more money to make our wardrobes more sustainable couldn’t be further from the truth. Gemma is a big fan of rewearing, of swapping, renting and buying second hand. After all, in the words of Orsola de Castro, the most sustainable garment is the one already in your wardrobe. Wise words in a world where Gen Z feel judged by their peers for wearing the same outfit twice. Gemma hopes that times are changing and I do too. There are some pieces that I would never part with. So how can you spend minimal money and effort to achieve a stylish, time saving and sustainable wardrobe? Gemma has the low down.
With thanks to our incredible guest Gemma McLean
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