At the beginning of May, despite not officially participating in the #May30x30, I decided to log my outfits for the entire month as an experiment to see how much of my closet I'm actually wearing. I don't have a strict numbered list of items and my last count in February had me with somewhere around 60 items in my ENTIRE wardrobe (this includes items I intend to sell / donate, seasonal wear and formal wear) and I really loved about 30 pieces that I counted as my capsule.
The most sustainable fashion is wearing the clothes that you already own. Look into your wardrobe and extend the life of your clothing. Don't be afraid of people who seem to lead perfect zero waste lives (they don't) and are buying a lot of expensive ethical and sustainable fashion. You can make small, but effective, steps forward by re-wearing your own clothing. It starts with a really simple action.
I wanted to share with you all exactly what my wardrobe looks like right now. I've only been adding ethical pieces (predominantly by way of thrifting) since September 2018 after almost a year of no shopping and countless purges of my closet.
In many ways thrifting is the most feasible financial option for me to build my ethical wardrobe so I rely on snagging second hand finds.
There are dozens of tips to get you started, but here are things that have genuinely helped me start moving towards a ethical wardrobe that I can feel confident in without having to drop big money on ethical brands.