As the years have progressed, I’ve been steadily tracking my spending on clothing. Though I’d say the overall volume has decreased since my fast fashion/thriftaholic days, the cost has risen because slow fashion is much more expensive. I would like to work on lowering both the amount of apparel I buy as well as how much I spend on it.
Amelia (@ameliaswardrobeedit) proposed the idea of limiting ourselves to just 12 items–1 item per month–for this new year. I’m going to try my very best to stick with this because I honestly have more than enough clothes and so many are really comfy, well made favorites.
Some guidelines for myself:
At least half (6) of the items will be from BIPOC owned brands.
Shoes will count but accessories won’t (think jewelry, scarves, etc.)
Underwear/lounge/replacements won’t count either (but not in need of much in this category.)
Each month I will update this post with the item I went with and details about it.
Items purchased so far: 3
Camper Pix boots $140 (on sale)
Vestige Story kindred sweatshirt $125 (BIPOC)
(preorder – would arrive in April.)
Image from vestigestory.com
7115 by Szeki black sumo puffer $328 (BIPOC)
I loved my cream version so much from last year that I thought having a black marshmallow would be great as well. Especially with craving extra coziness from all this time spent at home.
Additional items (not counting towards total)
-Levi’s carved trouser $84 (on sale)
-Sterling silver earrings, cartilage studs, and stainless steel plugs $110
Two Days Off striped turtleneck $??? (BIPOC)
Image from @twodaysoffclothing
Bryr black norma stack sandal $272
I’m not a clog person but I am a sandal person. These look like they’d be really comfortable/supportive and love the all black.
Image from bryrstudio.com
WRAY ilana poppy top & shorts $233 (BIPOC)
This set looks like it’d be a really comfy/breezy addition for summer. One of my fav colors too.