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  1. hoiyinli says

    Hey! – I just suddenly remembered that I was meant to share with you some links about the environmental impact t-shirts have on the planet. So if you’re still interested, here are some:

    https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-life-cycle-of-a-t-shirt-angel-chang

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/mattias-wallander/the-lifecycle-of-a-tshirt_b_887133.html

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2014/apr/bangladesh-shirt-on-your-back (I really recommend this one!!)

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you so much for sending! I will have a read through this evening. I need to look for more eco-friendly brands.

  2. ughmango says

    This was such a nice post! I really should go through my closet because it is full of clothes that I never wear, but I am so bad at throwing anything away. I always find myself thinking ‘what if I want to wear this in the future’ and even though I know I most likely wont. Also thank you so much for the cheeky lil shoutout xx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you! It is a hard process removing clothes. I keep taking baby steps and at this point, I can’t even remember all the things that I have removed. xx

  3. thelonelyauthorblog says

    I like the idea of a woman figuring out her look. It should be that way. It should make it easier to buy pieces that she can easily mix and match to stay true to her particular style. Correct?

  4. hoiyinli says

    Fast fashion is so expensive in the long run and so damaging to the environment! Whilst I don’t exactly shop ethical fashion, I have reduced my fashion spending a lot in the last two years. The funny thing is, after all these years, I realised that I always lacked basic tops!

    Nowadays, I’ve gotten a little minimalist but of course like you, I need to do another throw-out/donation.

    Ha, I remember that Gok Wan show. He was such an inspiration to me back then and I loved how he made women feel so wonderful about themselves, their body and their wardrobe. I’m a bit sad that it’s not going on still because I really love watching transformation shows.

    • LauraJ says

      It is my goal this year to look at my ethical brands. It’s just hard knowing about them because everything on the high street, I have no idea about.
      I always lack basic tops as well. This weekend I have chosen a few more items to go.
      I also love watching transformation shows. His was good because it felt fast-paced.

      • hoiyinli says

        You should watch a documentary called “The True Cost” if you haven’t already…it will really open up your eyes. There’s also another interactive website I’ve come across before about basically how much a t-shirt costs and the treatments it goes through to cost that much. I will have to find the link for that one though.

        • LauraJ says

          Both sound really interesting! I’m going to check out the documentary, is it one on YouTube do you know? And thank you for letting me know.

          • hoiyinli says

            To be honest, I’m sure that I streamed it somewhere online a few years ago however I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s on YouTube since it’s quite a well-known documentary especially for that subject. Sure no problem. 🙂

  5. Blush and Brews says

    I love this idea so much, but I’m not sure I could ever make it work for me. I am however drastically reducing the size of my wardrobe. I have so much trouble letting go of things, so I’m a bit cluttered. Great post!

    • LauraJ says

      It helps to keep going back to it. If you try to downsize your wardrobe at once, it feels like a lot. I removed some more clothes today. Just pieces that I haven’t worn in months.

  6. Melina Elisa | Ivefoundwaldo says

    I actually have never heard of that TV Show before! Must be a Europe thing? You know the idea of having a capsule wardrobe sounds so appealing, but at the same time, I love shopping and always have tons of clothes that I could never part with (because I actually wear them!). I do empty out my closet about twice a year and donate any articles of clothing I haven’t worn, but I don’t know if I could have so few articles of clothing to create a capsule wardrobe. As appealing as it sounds, It’s probably not something I would try out myself. I do wish you good luck! You already have a great sense of style, so whatever you choose for your wardrobe is going to look amazing 🙂 xx

    Melina | http://www.ivefoundwaldo.com

    • LauraJ says

      Yes the TV show was based in the UK. I think it’s different if you wear them. A capsule wardrobe today, has emphasis on the concept of minimalism, and removing what you don’t need.
      I won’t throw things away for the sake of having a few items, but I do want to work with a smaller section of clothing and stick to buying what I’m missing.
      Thank you though! Hopefully it won’t turn into a typical repetition with outfits! xx

    • LauraJ says

      I remember he only used about 12 items or something which I wouldn’t be able to do. I realised that I was technically wearing a capsule wardrobe because I didn’t wear everything, so I may as well organise it as one. xx

  7. Kerry LifeandLoves says

    I am SO into the whole capsule wardrobe concept, and really embraced it a year or so ago (i wrote about it if it interests you, linked to some great capsule wardrobe bloggers) xx. I did a total wardrobe clear out, and it was surprising how little it left me with! I now only buy classic, timeless items that I know I will get a lot of wear from. I feel happier with my wardrobe sorted this way. Great post as ever my lovely xxx

    • LauraJ says

      I think fast fashion can be more expensive. I’ve brought so many ‘cheap pieces’ that I wear once, but altogether it’s cost a lot. Far more than if I’ve brought a couple of great quality items.
      I will do some browsing this weekend and try to look. I have to say, since removing clothes I don’t wear, it was tough at first but I have zero regrets. I don’t even think about it now. xxx

    • LauraJ says

      It’s shocking when you think about what you wear and what you don’t. There’s a voice in the back of your mind saying…I might need that one day.
      I think I just prefer now to repeat stuff I love and experiment that way. If you take a couple of pieces away that you never wear, in a couple of weeks you won’t miss them. And then it gets easier. xx

  8. randomthoughtsbyhaya says

    These are some great tips to get a capsule wardrobe! I’ve been trying to empty out my closet by selling things on Poshmark lol I also keep a list of the things I need loved your quote at the end

    • LauraJ says

      I either throw my clothes away if they just look too old or I give them to charity. I don’t have any idea about selling clothes online, Poshmark sounds good though lol. Lists are everything – I wouldn’t complete any tasks without them

  9. jyo says

    This is BRILLIANT and a nice post… I’ve heard about capsule wardrobes lately, and this guide is great. You have an excellent taste in clothes…. You have inspired me to minimize my wardrobe, really love your blog Laura❤

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you!! Your comment has made my day! I highly recommend minimising and removing what you don’t need. It makes me feel more organised and aware of my wardrobe and what I have . x

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