One of the keys to building an ethical and sustainable closet is finding classic staple pieces that you can wear again and again!
The hardest part about choosing sustainable clothing to fit in your closet is knowing which pieces will end up being a "staple piece". A good staple piece can be worn often, is versatile, and is most importantly, comfortable! These types of outfits are classic, and will stay in style long after the latest trends are out. You generally won't find staple pieces in a fast-fashion store, because fast-fashion is all about making cheap clothes that will be out of style in 6 months time. This is why I turn to resale and consignment shops when I'm on the search for high-quality pieces on a budget.
One of the most commonly talked about staple pieces in fashion is the LBD (little black dress). But I'm here to present to you the new and improved LBD, the little black jumpsuit!
I picked up this ensemble at Poor Little Rich Girl, it's Ann Taylor and fits beautifully!
I love this jumpsuit in particular because I can wear it to work. I look professional and feel put together, when in reality I was too short on time to piece an outfit together! It's also incredibly comfortable because it's high quality, a huge plus to shopping resale.
I paired this outfit with earrings from Whole Foods. I can't remember the specific brand unfortunately, but Whole Foods is a great place to find ethically made jewelry and clothing. My bracelet is from Noonday. Their jewelry is so fun and unique, and this bracelet in particular was made in Ethiopia out of upcycled metal and artillery. This has quickly become my go-to bracelet, since I love mixed metals (silver and gold) and it goes with everything.
I'll leave you with this thought today; what pieces have become your "staple pieces"? Is there something missing from your closet that may be worth investing in? These are great questions to ask yourself when looking to build a high-quality closet that says no to fast-fashion!
Shop the look:
Hourglass bracelet | Noonday | $42
Oliana Jumpsuit (similar sustainable option)| People Tree | $129