I've been adding my wool Ibex jacket on colder days lately. It's a good layer to take on + off as needed throughout the day. I think a sweatshirt or two will be nice to have as well. It is very nice to know exactly what I'm going to wear every day. Once I'm dressed, I don't think about my outfit at all. It just works.
A few of the ways I've thought through my choices:
- Jeans. Jeans register as neutral. I don't get tired of wearing them, and I don't think others notice that I'm wearing the same thing day after day. If I had different clothing requirements, I'd think of what would register as a neutral in that setting...or maybe I'd just have fun with a (very) few fun silhouettes. :)
- My tops are black, navy, white + caramel. Same concept. Also a little variety.
- I thought through what worked for everything I do at my job. Sometimes it's dirty + sometimes it's customer facing. These clothes work in all the situations.
Here's what I'm wearing to work five days a week:
- sweatshirt :: organic cotton, made in the USA, Mate the Label
- jeans :: cotton + hemp, made in a fair-trade certified factory, Madewell (I'm adding one pair this autumn in order to have two pairs)
- tees :: cotton + modal, designed + made in California, It is well LA
- socks :: organic cotton, made in a GOTS certified factory, Pact
- trainers :: mostly plant-based materials + recycled plastic bottles, made in Brazil, Veja
- jacket :: 100% wool, "fair" workplace in Vietnam, Ibex
I've had most of these pieces for a while + will continue to enjoy wearing them over + over for a long time. Glorious "enough". :)
All photos via links.