When it comes to resolutions, setting a high bar is admirable, but can often mean you fall at first hurdle. Resolutions need to be realistic yet purposeful. Let’s be kind to ourselves this year and set some 2023 fashion resolutions that are fun to focus on and do good at the same time.
We’ve all known for some time that we should be shopping more sensibly, making the most of our wardrobe and truly considering the footprint and supply chain of our new purchases, but there is no time like the present to actually implement these shifts in mindset.
First and foremost, Antoinette’s favourite saying…
‘Buy Less and Buy Better’
This really is the key to shopping more sustainably and building a capsule wardrobe. Consider only buying pieces that you know you can style into multiple outfits and will prove to be an item you find yourself returning to again and again. Nothing is worse than a one-wear buy.
Know who makes your clothes
By being a more informed consumer you are playing your role and doing what you can to make yourself aware of the environmental and social impact of your purchase. Ask yourself questions before you buy, such as, "Is the brand I am buying from transparent online?", "Do I actually like this or am I buying it just because my friend has it?" There’s a wonderful freedom in a considered approach to buying clothes you actually like, rather than buy on impulse because you have to keep up with every trend.
Invest in the best quality pieces you can afford
Think about the workhorses of your wardrobe, the items that are constantly on rotation. Are they well made and built to last? If the answer is no, then it’s time to make a conscious effort to invest a little more in the clothes that you wear all the time to ensure longevity. This means things like a beautiful and timeless coat. These are the building blocks of a functional wardrobe and once you’ve found pieces that work and that you love, you need to ensure they will be around for a long time.
Why not make 2023 the year you go bold with your wardrobe. Over the next 12 months, set yourself the task of really having fun with what you wear, experimenting with pieces that allow your inner self to shine. You don’t have to follow the crowd, but you can borrow styling tips and tricks from them.
Yours consciously, mindfully and sustainably,