key fair closet tool :: less
style :: girly comfort
Julia, do you have an outfit that just makes you feel like you?
Julia: My favorite outfit is a black and white, long sleeved stripey dress with black leggings and my red sweater. I love wearing it because it is comfy and cute, and I love classic stripes.
What does fair fashion mean to you?
Julia: I think fair fashion means fair trade, meaning that the clothes were made well and that the people who made the clothes were payed fairly. It means that you will appreciate the clothes and use them for a long time.
Less is the key fair tool at work in Julia's closet. Less clothing means that less resources are used. A small shopping list allows for considered, thoughtful purchasing. We focus on pieces that will mix + match easily in order to keep the numbers at a minimum. All of Julia's tops go with all of her bottoms...all of her sweaters go with many dresses + tops. Choosing solids and a few small patterns, such as thin stripes and leopard print, keep things versatile and interesting. Another tool at work here is the avoidance of fast fashion shopping. We try not to use shopping as entertainment + choose the venue carefully when we do. Thrift shops provide entertainment in the form of laughing at silly t-shirts and making up silly Halloween costumes...and also virtually guilt free shopping as long as "less" + "need" are kept in mind.
I think Julia feels that variety is less important than choosing the right pieces in the first place. Soft fabrics combined with a fit that allows for ease of movement are prioritized. Julia's desire to keep her wardrobe small allows our thinking to be quite focused and for each of her pieces to fulfill a purpose. While I don't plan to necessarily list each closet's contents, I think it might be pertinent here. :) These are the pieces in Julia's wardrobe for the cold season (mostly pictured above):
-red stripe tee
-navy stripe tee
-cream dot tee
-olive wide-leg pants
-chambray wide-leg pants
-leggings x 2
Thanks for letting us peek at your wardrobe, Julia! I love you so much!! :)
Jane (Mama) + Julia