Capsule Wardrobe - how to build a truly sustainable wardrobe? What is a good number of items? Should they only be the basics? You probably had all these (and many more) questions, if you ever tried to build a capsule wardrobe. Luckily I have all the answers for you from no one else but a certified s
Publish Date: Mar 04, 2021
Capsule Wardrobe - how to build a truly sustainable wardrobe? What is a good number of items? Should they only be the basics? You probably had all these (and many more) questions, if you ever tried to build a capsule wardrobe. Luckily I have all the answers for you from no one else but a certified style coach, minimal lifestyle advocate, and the biggest youtube channel about conscious wardrobe owner - Signe Hansen from Use Less. In today's talk, Signe will guides us through how to build a capsule wardrobe, share her tips on how to take care of your clothes and in general, disclose her view towards circular and sustainable fashion. Signe says that your wardrobe can contribute to your overall well-being as well. How? Listen to our talk!Visit Signe's blog Use Less, Instagram, Youtube to find more information or sign-up to her brand new course for creating your own conscious style!Follow & Subscribe to us on:Instagram: @myconscious_livingFacebook: @myconsciouslivinggYoutube: @myconscious_livingWebsite: myconsciousliving
talking about the minimal lifestyle, right? And we said that uh it is important that the person would identify their own style and create a wardrobe that fits the lifestyle and needs and activities. Um Would you say uh there is also a good size of a water up that one should have because for me, when I think about minimal closet, I always imagine the closet that you just open the two doors and this is what you have. You know, and you can just like see exactly what your own and browse through your things, but sometimes I see those walk in closets which are massive and what could the say that? But this is my lifestyle. So what would you say about that? Um I think, you know it's again each to their own, but I feel like for me it's definitely made more sense to um like just take away everything that didn't make me happy or just you know, again I feel like I often get this question when do you know if you have enough or if you have too much and I feel like, you know, if you have too much clothing that you forget to wear or you don't even get the chance to wear and you keep adding on to that because obviously there's nothing wrong with buying new clothes every once in a while. Um but I feel like if you already have a huge wardrobe and you just keep on adding to that, you know, you'll have a lot of clothing that you you know, no one can wear that much clothing. Um it's it's not possible. So you have a lot of votes that you've made the only worn once or twice, you maybe have some some items that still have their tax on, and that's where it becomes wasteful and that's where the whole problem is. Um So I feel like definitely having a wardrobe where you're able to see everything and you know that you know it is inspiring to you and that makes you want to reach for your favorite items and wear them. Um So it's definitely a balance because obviously like you said you can have a huge walk in wardrobe and that will sort of be your lifestyle and again, you know if that's your thing then definitely go for that. But the whole problem is around waist. And I feel like again if you just keep on adding onto to your massive amounts of clothing, then that is a problem. Yes, I can I can definitely agree to that. And also to the fact that it has to be inspiring. So I was wondering if you have any techniques of folding or storing your items, both that it would be inspiring for you and easy to see. But also that it with the preserve the quality of the of the government longer. Um Well I I hang most of my clothing and my wardrobe and I have these like wire hangers. And people always give me a hard time because I used wire hangers and there's so many people who say that you know it's not really good for your clothing to to use those but I've used them for years and I don't really have a problem with it. So definitely finding a good hangar um and a hanger you find suitable. Um And then um yeah hang most of your clothing because when you you know the clever thing is that when you wash your clothing you can just put it onto a hanger and then onto the line dryer and then put it directly into the closet. And the gravity will like naturally will naturally smooth out the surface of your of your items. So you the um need for steaming or irony will will become less. Um Plus you don't have to spend too much time folding it. So I just I find that that's a really great way of during your clothes. Um And then also you have a perfect overview of of what you have because it's all like hung next to each other rather than having it in a pile and then you sort of have to search through that. Obviously there's some items that you shouldn't hang like it where for example because it can lose their it can lose its shape. Um I also have like certain items that I just don't have room for hanging like denim jeans and stuff like that. And but yeah, definitely hanging hanging your clothes is my my top tip I think. Um And just making sure that your clothes is looks nice and um that it's that it's clean and it's again if you need to steam it or I want to do it before you hang it back into your wardrobe so that I've already at all times to just be taken out to to wear it.