The process of making a shift towards ethical and sustainable fashion for me didn't necessarily translate to emptying out my closet and starting fresh. It meant that I'd look at my current closet and minimize it so as to offset the damage caused by not purchasing sustainable and ethically produced clothes by consuming them in a sustainable manner. I haven't purchased any apparel since the start of this year and I am constantly evaluating the options I already have in my wardrobe (the pieces that I am 100% sure I no longer need, I either donate or trade them to be recycled.)
In this process, it pays to be mindful of what your are discarding. I set three rules for myself to help me let go of clothes in a more structured way and not just discard everything in my closet. I only let go of a piece of apparel if it 1) does not fit me anymore 2) if it is so worn out that it can't be worn and 3) if I have tried wearing it again more than once and have found that I do not feel comfortable in it anymore.
I own a few graphic tees and can't remember having worn them more than a few times in the past couple of years. So I decided to give them the test, and I was surprised to find that although I hadn't for a while, I now love wearing graphic tees because they offer a silhouette that can provide a sense of pop to your outfit by way of contrast (I love how to the dark blue contrasts with the light blue of the tee while blending with the dark blue of the chino I am wearing.)
What are your thoughts on graphic tees? Do you love them or hate them? And what type of apparel do you no longer wear but would consider giving one last shot?
Shot by Shashank Issar