Moving forward. I’ve bought a tripod, and a Podcast?

Don’t worry Minimaldrobers. I’ve not forgotten about this place. February was a busy month for me, and March is too.

I’ve invested in a tripod so that I can take OOTD pics on my own and not have to rely on amateurish mirror photos. Better that than buying a t-shirt, or something I already own.

Moving forward I have some ideas for projects, including a possible Podcast about capsule wardrobes / minimalist fashion and style. If anyone would be interested, don’t hesitate to contact me.

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My #5lookschallenge on Instagram – and why layering is so important

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Capsule wardrobes are all about versatile items, but they are also a way of living sustainably and refusing the “real cost” of fast fashion.

This week on Instagram I have been uploading outfits using 5 different items from my wardrobe, in response to People Tree’sΒ #5lookschallenge on social media. This challenge was clearly designed with women in mind, so I’ve had to adapt the rules a bit (which were 3 pieces, worn over 5 days, with 1 piece of jewellery and 1 accessory to create 5 distinct outfits). Firstly, I didn’t count my shoes, but I did use the same pair in each outfit. Secondly, other than a watch – which I personally don’t count – I don’t wear jewellery. Finally, I took all the pictures at once – I wouldn’t wear a t-shirt 5 days in a row, I’d have swapped that layer each day for a grey, black, or slate-grey t-shirt. I’m afraid men are at a distinct disadvantage in a “5×5” challenge like this, because unless you don’t count certain items you can easily use 5-6Β in one outfit (i.e. a t-shirt, a layer like a sweatshirt, a jacket, jeans, an accessory and/or shoes). For this reason I’m strongly considering the un-fancyΒ 10×10 challenge (10 items, 10 days) for another post here on WordPress and series on Instagram. Give some thoughts and experiences below vis-a-vis 10×10.

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