This post is kindly sponsored by animal behavior, a sustainable and vegan company out of California. For the past few years, I've been focusing my fashion efforts not just around building a sustainably made wardrobe, but a minimalist, seasonless, capsule wardrobe as well. I've come to see the minimalist wardrobe as an essential component of conscious fashion, even the cornerstone of a sustainable wardrobe, upon which you build your style by shopping ethical and sustainable brands. It melds a healthy skepticism toward fashion's vagaries and trends, with an appreciation for well-crafted, long-lasting, timeless items. It requires that you put thought into each item you wear, asking yourself:
- Do I feel good in it?
- Could I wear it in several different situations?
- Can I mix and match it with other pieces in my wardrobe?
- Will it still be fashionable a year, two years, five years from now?
- Is it well made?