Words & Images: Ruth Logan
About once every month I have an argument with my wardrobe where I just think, “ehhhhh???”
This roughly translates to “I have nothing to wear” and it goes a little like this:
Stare at my wardrobe for thirty minutes, go and make a coffee. Come back, stare some more, check Facebook. Stare at wardrobe, think about going out dressed in my dressing gown which makes me look like a pink marshmallow, then EVENTUALLY put together an outfit.
I went to Copenhagen for a three-week fashion sustainability course during the summer and had a luggage allowance of 20kg. This isn’t a lot, particularly for a fashion student, so I had to cut back and create multiple outfits with twenty pieces of clothing, three pairs of shoes, two bags and a handful of jewellery. I found that once I got into the idea of a capsule wardrobe the ideas just kept coming!
We don’t need a massive wardrobe to stay fashionable or different. I bought a pair of Wrangler shorts in a local vintage store late last year. They’re the only denim shorts I own and probably one of the most worn items in my wardrobe. Here are five simple outfits for different occasions I’ve put together with these shorts…
I think we can all agree that we’ve learned a thing or two about sustainable fashion from Ruth’s week on the Scotcampus blog! You can keep up with her stylish adventures at Theclothesimin.blogspot.co.uk or access the rest of her guest posts here. If you’d like the chance to see YOUR blog posts on our website email [email protected] for more details.