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 won’t count, nor will replacements & self made items.
Each month I will update this post with the item I went with and details about it.
Items purchased so far: 9
Camper Pix boots $140 (on sale)
Vestige Story kindred sweatshirt $125 (BIPOC owned)
7115 by Szeki black sumo puffer $328 (BIPOC owned)
Bryr black norma stack sandal $272
Tradlands augusta floral dress $197
Aliya Wanek britt dress $265 (BIPOC owned)
Beatrice Valenzuela lichen sandalias $328 (BIPOC owned)
Ichi Antiquités linen gather dress $320 (BIPOC owned)
Sotela gingham top, shorts, & skirt $477 (BIPOC owned)
Image from sotela.co
Additional items (not counting towards total 12)
-Levi’s carved trouser $84 (on sale, replacement)
-STATE Hi vis swayers $220 (lounge)
-Ilana Kohn cerulean abe pants $238 (on sale, lounge)
-Gettes cobalt tee $21 (lounge)
–Charlotte Stone darcy sneakers $200 (replacement)
-Free Label bras $225 (undies)
-Dr. Marten sandals $44 (secondhand, replacement)
-Decade Studio jeans $198 (replacement)
Here are some sewing projects I’m planning to make:
-Face print midi dress (Made!)
-Floral print boxy top
-Red canvas clyde trousers