Conscious Consumer 101 is buy less and be more intentional with the purchases you make. Which is why you don’t get far down the conscious road without running into the concept of a capsule wardrobe. Fret not, you don’t need to burn everything you own and start over to be a conscious consumer, quite the opposite in fact. Here’s 10 things you already own to start your capsule wardrobe.
1 | Basic T-shirt in Neutral Color
Ah neutrals. The staple of the capsule wardrobe. Your perfect, v-neck or crew neck tee in black, white, grey or all of the above will give you a myriad of outfit options.
2 | Skinny Jeans no holes
Perfect for work to date transitions and anything in between. Skinny jeans look sleek, go with lots, and when you find the pair that show off all your assets, you’re golden.
3 | Camel Trench Coat
Whether you are channeling your inner Audrey Hepburn or your inner Heir to the Throne, the classic trench literally never goes out of style and always looks like a million bucks.
4 | Chambray Shirt
Isn’t it great how denim goes with everything? Shirts are no exception. Chambray shirts are a great layer to transition seasons and go with so many outfits.
5 | Black Blazer
Throw that black blazer over any dress or outfit and you immediately knock up the professional level.
6 | Black & White Striped Shirt
The best of the patterns, stripes match everything and make you instantly French chic.
7 | Neutral Silk Blouse
Pick your best color, whether that’s blush rose, crisp white, or black but a silk button up is a staple for any occasion and season.
8 | Black Dress
If it’s not too tight or too short, a little black dress can seamlessly transition from work to date to weekend brunch with minimal effort.
9 | Silk Scarf
Not only do silk scarves look great with many outfits but you can wear them many ways and each new way gives that outfit a whole new look. Plus they age well with you so no matter your size or season of life, your scarf is timeless.
10 | Black Flats
We prefer pointed toe but no matter the shape, a nice black flat is walkable but put together and again transitions well from office to play without killing your feet all day.
See? Easy. Now just begin to be mindful of the new purchases you make. How do they bring you joy long term? How do they match what you already own? How often are you going to wear them? For more tips on being a conscious consumer follow @THR3EFOLD on Instagram & Pinterest.
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