Sheek Magazine

12 in 21

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 

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Nettle Studio smiley button up $124

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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

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7115 by Szeki bone shirt $198 (BIPOC owned)

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Make list

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