A Capsule Wardrobe for Work with Sustainable Fashion Brands

A Capsule Wardrobe for Work with Sustainable Fashion Brands

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)


Related: Style Advice: A Simple Guide to Creating Work Outfits

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!

 Low Price Point (< USD $100)Middle Price Point (< USD $200)High ( USD $200+)
Button-down ShirtPeople Tree, 68

Siizu, 98
Style Saint, 106

Amour Vert, 168
White T-Shirt
Threads for thought, 18

People Tree, 35

Everlane, 35
Camisole / Tank / Blouse Aeon Row, 36

People Tree, 45

People Tree, 75

Everlane, 68

Vetta Capsule, 89
Amour Vert, , 138

Amour Vert, , 148
Style Saint, 68Eileen Fisher, 138Shop Doen, 224
SweaterPeople Tree, 91ELEVEN SIX, 147Naadam, 250
Cardigan People Tree, 98People Tree, 109Eileen Fisher, 318
BlazerPeopletree, 198The Reformation, 228

Stella McCartney, 570
Trench CoatAmerican Apparel, 120

Peopletree, 168

JannJune, 202
Burberry, 1800
Winter CoatStella McCartney, 1400
Bottom FONNESBECH, 89JannJune, 112

Style Saint, 129

The Reformation, 178

The Reformation, 198
Trousers / Pants / Chinos Shop Doen, 79The Reformation, 118

DL1961, 168
SkirtsPeople Tree, 99

Style Saint, 98
Dress People Tree, 67.50People Tree, 101.25Minan Wong, 350
Flats Everlane, 120

Everlane, 125

Nisolo, 128

Everlane, 168

Marais USA, 188
Marais, 225

By Far, 289
Heels OPIFICIO V, 135

Nisolo, 158
Marais USA, 245

By Far, 300

By Far, $300

Mansur Gavriel, 475
Scarf / NekerchiefRound Plus Square, $65

Naadam, 99

A Peace Treaty, 88
Round Plus Square, $165 A Peace Treaty, 225
Tote Bag Melie Bianco, 97Matt & Nat, 120Mansur Gavriel, 695

Gardendal, 700

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?

A Capsule Wardrobe for Work with Sustainable Fashion Brands

Hope you find this post helpful! Please leave me a comment if you have any questions!

Smile and style on!




1 comment
  1. wow! you look like as princes!

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