In the capsule wardrobe of a major consumer
Part of ethical shopping is also less shopping. That’s why building a capsule wardrobe of basics that you can wear again and again is a great way to keep your wardrobe sustainable. It can be difficult to find truly size-inclusive sustainable brands, so I’m going to share the fruits of my labor with you.
Linen for the summer, a long sleeve and trench coat for the winter
If you only want to shop at one store to build your capsule wardrobe, Universal standard is your ideal store. With an extensive range of basic garments up to size 40 you will find almost everything you need, including workwear, loungewear, athleisure and intimates.
I’m currently watching this beautiful linen jumpsuit in sea mossretails for $214.
Jeans and a skirt
On any given day in the summer, there was a 75 percent chance that I would be found in one of the various dresses I bought from Wray NYC last year. Their range, which goes up to 6XL, tends towards the more colorful end of the spectrum, which isn’t necessarily ideal for a capsule wardrobe, but it’s ideal if you consider the overwhelming amount of black clothing marketed to plus size consumers. . Although I will stick to the briefing and recommend them? Drew Jean in Ecru for $366, or their Kim Rok in black for $252. Keep an eye out for sales – they happen regularly.
A bathing suit that you really like
While Hackwith Design House sells a wide range of clothing up to size 28, their swimwear is what caught my eye. There’s something for everyone, with high-waisted pants, bandeau tops, knotted tops, rash guards and several gorgeous one-piece options. Highlights include a knotted top in fig for $99, and the carved piece in eucalyptus for $186.
A dress that goes with everything
Romania-based Loud Bodies has quickly become one of my favorite brands thanks to founder Patricia’s hands-on approach and commitment to transparency and ethical production. Sizes go up to 10XL and they offer free customization and advice if you’re not sure which size to order. I bought the Sofia dress in white cotton for $240 last year. They also have an affordable range, including this cute one Victoria dress in black tencel for $131.
Sotela offers beautiful, well-made pieces in a similar size range to Universal Standard (the brand, however, uses its own sizing with sizes from 0 to 10). The majority of their items are made to order, with a delivery time of four weeks to avoid waste. Tried pomelo shirt with buttons in black for $244, and the Sol top in white for $202.
Girlfriend Collective is one of the most talked about athleisure brands, and for once, plus size consumers don’t have to feel left out! The brand, which gets a “good” rating from Good of you, makes its clothes from recycled materials and offers a recycling program called ReGirlfriend. They have a wide range of sportswear, but also offer: outerwear† nightwearand intimates†
this cloakmade from a blend of tencel and recycled cotton and available for $133, call me, and this Ava Bateau bodysuit in black, retailing for $92, is the perfect staple for layering under dresses and skirts.
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