Why I Started My Capsule Wardrobe + Winter Lookbook Vol. 2

我为何要做胶囊衣橱+冬季胶囊衣橱穿搭第二弹

After reading Marie Kondo’s bestselling book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I gave my wardrobe a transformation by keeping only the items that – well, “spark joy”. The determining factor for my joy was superficial at the time: do the clothes fit? do they make me look “fashionable”? can I move comfortably in them?

I wasn’t thinking about how the items were made or who made them.

Just around the same time, I learned about sustainability issues in the fashion world, and the unethical practices behind closed doors. Not to mention, the waste and pollution during production AND after. Mountains of unwanted clothes are discarded as trash. Why? Because the mainstream fast fashion is made to be disposed as quickly as possible. The horrible images I portrayed in my head which sadly was not out of imagination but based on facts urged me to do something.

Starting with myself, I’m taking small steps to minimize the negative impact I can leave when it comes to fashion and beyond. There is always room to improve, and I’m not perfect.

The intension behind the capsule wardrobe is simple: to be content with less; to build a minimal wardrobe that doesn’t blindly follow any trends and truly speaks to me.


At the same time, it’s a creative challenge. It encourages me to style in ways I have not thought of before. Besides getting dressed quickly every morning, there are other plus points too. I feel great and get excited to share the stories behind my favorite pieces. Did I mention that my wallet has been very happy ever since I started this journey?

大概两年前我读了近藤麻理惠的畅销书《令人怦然心动的整理魔法》之后,立刻按照她的整理法让我的衣橱大变身。衣橱彻底整理完以后,留下来的物品都是“令我怦然心动”的。那时我选择的标准还很肤浅:衣服好看吗?合身吗?舒服吗?基本上能满足这三个条件的都留了下来。

差不多同一时段,我了解到了时尚业背后的许多故事。从原材料开采到消费者购买商品,是个冗长的生产链。生产过程中工厂的污染,人工的不平等待遇,以及消费之后,大量被丢弃的衣物所带来的环境负担,都是我们需要共同面对的问题。

认识到这些问题以后,我不愿再是个盲目的消费者。我开始搜寻一种更环保,更有人性,更负责任的消费方式。令人欣慰的是,其实有很多这样的选择,而且每个人都可以立刻实践。不需要改变风格,只需要更明智的选择,做个有意识的(conscious)消费者。

做胶囊衣橱的原因很简单:满足于更简的衣橱,减少浪费。我想要建立一个属于自己的,不盲目追随任何潮流的衣橱。

简化后的衣橱,也能搭配出三十天不重复的穿搭。每个季度有十多样主要单品就足够了,又省时又省钱。减量以后可以追求更多的质,给生活加分,给自己加分。

 

Hover over the image below and click or swipe to see the outfit 4, 5, and 6 for my winter capsule wardrobe. Each outfit is shown with and without the outerwear. Accessaries that weren’t included in the 15 items, are matched to complete each look.

点下图看冬季胶囊衣橱第4,5,6款搭配:

 

If you missed my long post about each clothing item I included in my winter capsule wardrobe, click the image below to see them.

如果你想看我冬季胶囊衣橱的15样单品,戳下图:



Today’s product highlight is the faux shearling tote bag I got from Crossroads Trading Co. It was new with tags on when I spotted it in the store, and the brand is from Japan. I love unique finds like this from secondhand stores.

If you’d love to have a winter statement handbag, I have picked out some adorable shearling bags from TheRealReal. See them at the end of the post. If you are new to TheRealReal, get $25 from me to use for your first order:

今天想推荐的配饰单品是我在二手店淘到的仿剪羊毛包包,这个质感好适合冬天啊!我用不到30刀买到这个基本是新的日本牌子的包包。在二手店里,你永远不知道会淘到什么特别的宝贝。

如果你也想要一个剪羊毛款包包,我在TheRealReal找到一些可爱的款供参考。如果喜欢别忘了先加入免费会员领取25刀,可以用在第一单哦:

TheRealReal: $25 store credits

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