summer clothes

Let’s talk about summer capsule wardrobes – ethical ones at that.

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If you’re heading off anywhere over the summer then you want to carry as few things as possible.  There are few things more annoying than lugging a heavy bag to your destination, and then not wearing half the contents of it.

Even if you’re holidaying at home, I always find the thing about summer is that you generally want to spend the maximum of time outdoors, and the minimum amount of time trying to decide on what to wear.  Therefore you want your wardrobe to work as hard as possible with the minimum amount of effort.  You want items that go with everything, so instead of scratching your head, you can just grab two items and be sure that they will go together.  Am I right?

So, I hereby present the six-item ethical summer capsule wardrobe, with five outfit variations.  I’m not a beach holiday kind of lady.  I do like a good city break, so my choices are constructed with thoughts of leisurely sunny days sightseeing and perhaps evenings spent relaxing with a glass of wine on an outdoor terrace.  A girl can dream, right?

I’ve made my selection from some of my favourite ethical retailers, and with the exception of the sandals and maybe the skirt, then the rest of the items from this capsule wardrobe can be worn all year round.  Double win!

My Ethical Summer Capsule Wardrobe

The items in question for an ethical summer capsule wardrobe are:

Organic Cotton Jeans from Thought Clothing* (£54.90)

 Floral Skirt from Seasalt Cornwall* (£55)

Shirt Dress from Seasalt Cornwall* (£25)

Sandals from TOMS* (£54.99)

Stripe Top from Seasalt Cornwall* (£28)

Pink Top from People Tree* (£28.56)

summer capsule wardrobe

The good thing is that you’ll be able to wear these items time and time again, giving you good cost per wear.

If you are looking for more ethical clothing inspiration, do check out my guide to ethical clothing brands.  Here I have over 40 of the best UK brands. And if you are new to ethical clothing, then are my top tips on how to build an ethical wardrobe from scratch. And for the autumn, do check out my autumn fairtrade fashion inspiration.

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