Even though more and more clothing retailers are shifting towards more sustainable materials (shout out to one of my favorites, Girlfriend Collective), deep down, I want nothing more than to have a little less. While scrolling Tik Tok, I came across a woman talking about her wardrobe of only twenty rotating pieces and my ears perked up. Flashing across my screen, cut to snappy music, she demonstrated that her carefully calculated pieces could in fact produce a large variety of fashionable and inspired looks. When I think carefully about when I’ve felt my most en vogue, it’s during a trip or on the road when I have intentionally crafted a base of pieces that work into whatever activities that might lie ahead.
What I truly want is revival. I want to take the time to sit and sew the buttons back on to one of my favorite pairs of slacks (something that I have been aggressively putting off for months). What I want is to finally purchase a Sweater Stone and get to work on my vintage bright red cardigan and cute retro smiley face sweater. I want to figure out how to style and possibly modify old tank tops that I’ve held onto for forever because I love how they look on me. I know that I need to do these things (and maybe get some more Laundry Strips so that I can do my laundry and actually see my whole wardrobe layed out) before catapulting myself into calculating a new purchase. It’s truly the most sustainable thing for me to do.
If you are ready to update your wardrobe sustainably, come visit Sami from Sandhill Goods at Green Life on Saturday April 30th from 11am to 3pm for modern vintage and secondhand clothes and accessories.