Seasonal clothing is popular amongst trendsetters, but how beneficial is it to the Earth’s longevity? Is it worth the time and investment for the average shopper? Is it possible for a spring capsule wardrobe to save you money in the long run, or is a just a bunch of hype? If you’re looking to buy a few springtime clothing pieces this year, then this post is for you. Continue reading to learn more.
Create a spring capsule wardrobe
With considerations such as time, closet space, and fashion preferences, a summer or spring capsule wardrobe seems like a lot to do. Additionally, poorly chosen pieces can wreak havoc on your budget. Below are a few tips to actually make it work for you.
How the right clothing saves money and resources
Most people impulse shop to fill a void. Perhaps, something in their current wardrobe did not fit correctly or it may have worn out. As a result, they grabbed the first thing that was on sale to replace it, without fully considering the long-term usage. Cheap, fast clothing without any real quality. Continued purchases of the wrong clothing will eat away at anyone’s finances and continue to strain the limited space and resources that our Earth holds.
Instead, break the cycle of buying “just because” in order to curate the exact type of wardrobe you desire. Be sure to take your time to invest in the right clothing pieces for both work and leisure.
What pieces should I purchase?
According to Who What Wear, you save money on frivolous items by shopping only once a season. Additionally, this gives you time to research the pieces you truly love. They also suggest simplifying your closet down to 37 items, including shoes.
Taking note that springtime usually means warmer weather, pieces should consist of lighter textured shirts and blouses. Furthermore, in regards to bottoms, your spring capsule wardrobe should include comfortable stretch slacks and lightweight denim. You’ll find that many of these pieces are able to carry over to summer, thus adding more bang for the buck.
Shop more effectively
There are several monetary benefits to being more selective about our wardrobes. Conscious consumerism is the key to long-term financial success and becoming a “greener” and more informed shopper.
Keep in mind, it’s not necessarily about costs of the pieces you are choosing, it’s more about the pieces themselves. A shirt that is well-made and in a classic style can last for up to 5 years. However, opting for what some call “disposable, cheap clothing” or “fast-fashion” will add up to higher cumulative costs in the long run. Unfortunately these pieces also add to the pollution problem across the United States. They only withstand a few wears and are thrown away after a couple uses, ending up in landfills.
Not only will a carefully chosen seasonal wardrobe help you shop more effectively, but it will also save you money and help the environment as well.