The pieces involved are quite basic, so I added the challenge of "shopping" for each of the items secondhand...the most sustainable choice behind wearing what is already in our closets...and many of these pieces may already be in our closets. :)
Here's what makes up this imaginary one-drawer wardrobe:
-white button-up shirt
-navy button-up shirt
-oversized black cashmere pullover
-oversized oat cashmere pullover
=11 items total
These straightforward pieces can be basic...or not...depending on the choice of shape, fabric + color. Next year one of the button-ups could be switched out for a salmon colored one or a more lacy choice. Shoes are a great way to show a little individuality as well.
I think that these wardrobes (both in the video + here) are good examples of dressing down workwear + dressing up casual wear in order to simplify the amount of clothing necessary to work in a variety of settings.
Obviously this wardrobe doesn't take into account every situation or weather, but I like how it can be layered up on cold days...or stripped back for warmer temperatures. A button-up + pullover + blazer + pants (+ socks) would make a very cozy outfit. A tee + pants or a button-up with sleeves rolled up above the elbow would be quite a breezy choice.
These pieces can be worn in a number of ways + combinations. Monochromatic outfits are just as lovely as mixing light + dark tones in one outfit. A button-up top could be worn in a variety of ways...tied, tucked, half-tucked or worn loose. The sleeves could be worn long, rolled once or twice, or rolled up above the elbows. The button-up could also be worn unbuttoned, crossed one side over the other (wrap top style) + tucked into pants or with shirt tails strung through opposite belt loops. The sweaters have different looks when layered over a button-up as opposed to being layered over a tee...same with the blazer. Shoes change the whole feel of any look.
I love that this one drawer wardrobe shows that we really don't need too many things to have "enough". I also really like seeing how many beautiful things can be found secondhand. Basics are pretty easy to find secondhand + possess longevity of style + durability. I find that limiting the color palette often looks more luxe, and I get tired of the pieces less quickly. All of this knowledge gives me peace of mind...and putting it into practice is good for the planet.
All lovely photos via links.