I’ve been working on a simple business plan for this website recently, you know the kind where you say what you want to achieve and how you plan to do it. This got me thinking that a wardrobe business plan could be very useful to help clarify want I hope to achieve from my capsule wardrobes. Obviously, the wardrobe business plan isn’t a good name so I’m going with The Wardrobe Mission for now. Same as the business plan the wardrobe mission is about listing what I want to get out of my wardrobe and how I plan to do this. So without any further rambling here is my current wardrobe mission/plan.
- Spend less time, effort and money on clothes
- Define my personal style
- Create an ethical and sustainable wardrobe
- Love everything in my wardrobe
- Live with less
Capsule Wardrobes – Having a capsule wardrobe helps me to achieve all 5 of my objectives. Having fewer clothes helps me spend less time, effort and money on my wardrobe. It also forces me to have a wardrobe full of things I love and which fit my current style. I also free that the process of creating a capsule wardrobe has been important in creating a more ethical and sustainable wardrobe.
Quality Over Quantity – I bang on about choosing quality over quantity all the time. But I genuinely think it’s a great motto for your wardrobe. I want to focus on building a long lasting wardrobe full of high-quality pieces. I no longer want a massive wardrobe bursting at the seams with cheap fast fashion. That’s the simple reason why I will always choose quality over quantity.
Shop Responsibly – A big part of creating an ethical and sustainable wardrobe is making responsible decisions when shopping. I will try to shop responsibly and choose the more ethical option where possible. Unfortunately, I can’t always shop from ethical brands whether that’s because of price, accessibility, styles or sizing in these cases I will follow the quality over quantity mantra and buy the best quality I can afford. To me buying good quality and getting plenty of wear out of an item is still shopping responsibly.
Style Challenges – I loved taking part in the 10 x 10 style challenge. I found this quick and easy challenge really helped me focus and define my personal style. I plan to do more of these types of challenges in the future to further define my personal style.
Make It Last – In the words of Vivienne Westwood herself I plan to “Buy Less. Choose Well. And Make it Last”. I want to aim to wear all my clothes at least 30 times and fully embrace slow fashion. For me, one of the most ethical things you can do is to use what you already have. I plan to make the most out of my clothes and look after them properly so they will last me for years to come.