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.
*I originally was counting shoes in the 12, but decided to separate them into their own list.
Accessories, underwear/lounge, secondhand, replacements, and self made items won’t count.
Each month I will update this post with the item I went with and details about it.
Clothing purchased so far: 8
Vestige Story kindred sweatshirt $125 (BIPOC owned)
7115 by Szeki black sumo puffer $328 (BIPOC owned)
Tradlands augusta floral dress $197
Aliya Wanek britt dress $265 (BIPOC owned)
Ichi Antiquités linen gather dress $320 (BIPOC owned)
Sotela gingham top, shorts, & skirt $477 (BIPOC owned)
Eli & Barry grid dress $318
Image from eliandbarry.com
Nettle Studio smiley button up $124
Image from nettlestudio.com
Shoes purchased so far: 5
Camper Pix boots $140 (on sale)
Bryr black norma stack sandal $272
Beatrice Valenzuela lichen sandalias $328 (BIPOC owned)
Bryr spritz zoe flatform $280
Zou Xou quinta woven slide $185 (BIPOC owned)
Detroit Denim jeans $315
Image from @detroitdenim
7115 by Szeki bone shirt $198 (BIPOC owned)
Image from 7115newyork.com
Here are some sewing projects I’m planning to make:
-Face print midi dress (made!)
-Red canvas sun hat (made!)
-Floral print boxy top
-Red canvas clyde trousers