Inspired by this post on Reddit, I am sharing a capsule wardrobe for work with sustainable fashion brands. Enjoy!
Why did I build a capsule wardrobe for work?
I decided to create a capsule wardrobe for work because I wanted to cut down the time I spent on packing.
When I am not blogging at night, I am a consultant by day. To many, being a consultant may seem like a fancy job. Commute by plane every week, and platinum statuses at major hotels and airlines. Yes, the traveling aspect of being a consultant is pretty cool at first, but it can be weary over time. Aside from being away from home every week, one minor dreadful thing I have to do every Sunday is packing for the entire week. I used to kill my entire Sunday night trying to decide what to wear at work.
But now I spend less than 15 mins packing everything for work. How? I built a capsule wardrobe for work, and I set a work uniform for the week. Currently, I pack 3 dresses, 1 navy blazer, and 1 pair of black flats to work. (Pic coming soon! But below was my work uniform during winter time)
Have a capsule wardrobe and a uniform for work has helped me free up time from overthinking about my outfits at work. And I definitely have gotten more productive.
Well, without further ado, here is a capsule wardrobe for work with sustainable fashion brands.
A Capsule Wardrobe for Work in Sustainable Fashion Brands
In this table, you can find business essentials from sustainable fashion brands at different price points. One thing I do have to note is that I couldn’t find any sustainable pencil skirts at a reasonable price point. If you find anything, please leave me a comment below!
My Favorite Sustainable Fashion Brands for Business Casual
Currently, my favorite sustainable fashion brands for business casual are People Tree and Everlane. Between the two brands, I prefer People Tree because of the quality and the style. People Tree has very reasonable pricing, and the shipping fee is only USD $5.
I bought this dress from People Tree a few years ago, and the quality is still supreme after many washes. The cotton is thick and substantial. The lining and seams are well tailored. I also got it for around USD $150 including shipping. This is equivalent to the cost of a typical dress at your local JCREW.
The downside of People Tree is the returning part. If you live outside of the UK, you have to pay for your own return shipping label. But based on my experience, the sizing chart on People Tree is pretty accurate, and you can rely on it. I usually wear a 00 for dresses from JCREW, and I wear a UK 8 for People Tree. Lastly, People Tree is a member of The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), meaning that they pay their garment workers fairly. It’s important to note that many ethical fashion brands lack proofs of fair trade.
If you want to read my experience with Everlane, please go to this post: Sustainable Fashion Review: Should You Buy Everlane Cashmere Sweaters?
Hope you find this post helpful! Please leave me a comment if you have any questions!
Smile and style on!