Friends & Resources
I started my wardrobe journey after discovering Unfancy. Caroline's capsule wardrobe planner—and the fact that like me, she was in Texas—inspired me. Here's some of the blogs I read and stylish friends that I love to follow.
Lo, capsule-closet-blog — Lo has a cool-girl LA style that I love, and she's always delightfully true to herself and her style. She shares great resources, too.
Renee, goblinshark — Besides having one of the silliest blog names, Renee always sparks great conversations on Instagram, and I love how real she keeps her posts.
Jacquelin, @academic_aesthetic — Besides having the best collection of wide leg pants ever, Jaquelin's posts describe her teaching topics in gender, sexuality, multiculturalism, and politics.
Marielle, @marielle.elizabeth — Marielle's photography is gorgeous, but her writing always strikes something in my heart.
Hannah, @awwdacity — Hannah's feed always makes me smile. She's the sweetest, and I love her honest mom style.
Shannon, @shannydoots — Shannon has amazing looks, and I love her thoughtful posts about ethical fashion as a "not-quite-plus-size" person.
Élan, @solsoleilsoul — She has the most beautiful color scheme and thoughtful captions.
Roe, @brownkids — Roe and Erin post about life as black minimalists and vegans. Their feed is so real and inspiring.
Abolaji, @abolajiooo — Abolaji always posts her incredible outfits, many of them handmade, and I love that she's in Texas too!
Mayette, @mayetteraisa — Mayette's style is super cute, and she's a fellow bullet journaler.
Sarah, @sarahiswearing — Sarah posts her outfits with notes on her "style statement," and I always love seeing her dissect the real feelings she has behind her outfit choices.
Andrea, @acjarrett — Andrea's a super-chic violinist; I love her outfits and her practice violin posts!
Natalie, thetinycloset — A style blogger turned sustainable brand maker is always a fun story, and I love Natalie's style.
Madhur, @avividlifeblog — A rare man in the ethical fashion area, Madhur's posts are vulnerable, stylish, and beautifully written.
Jehanne, @the_professor_is_wearing — Poems, thoughtfulness, and beautiful linen looks from a poetry professor.
Raven, @heyravenlove — Raven has the biggest smile and some gorgeous looks, too.
Sara, @petraalexandra — Sara is super nice, and I love her honest thoughts about secondhand shopping, the price of ethical fashion, and her beautiful space.
Rachel, @giaochi__ — Nobody rocks an Eliz Suzann cotton canvas clay power suit like Rachel.
Christina, @calexan4 — Christina's super simple style is always a delight on my feed.
Salina, @salina_wears — Salina has some seriously well defined personal style; her combos always inspire and surprise me!
Olivia, @theomedit — Olivia and her feed are just gorgeous, and her photos of her darling son always brighten my day.
Paola, @findingpaola — Looking for color to brighten your feed? Look no further; Paola's color combos are always phenomenally good.
Aja, @ajabarber — I love seeing Aja's thoughtful posts, whether they're on ethical fashion or politics, and her vibrant personal style.
Van, @forevervanny — I can't get enough of Van's gorgeous feed and fun style.
Conscious Shop Collective — a great brand directory of ethical goods and tips.
Wylstore — A huge list of sustainable fashion brands.
capsule-closet list of brands with inclusive sizing — Lo began keeping a list of brands with inclusive sizing!
Buy From BIPOC @buyfrombipoc — A challenge to support BIPOC makers.
Beauty Under Capitalism — An amazing resource for beauty brands to support.
RestitchStance — a great blog on sustainable and ethical options.
Stylewise Blog — Leah is so mindful about what she shares; her goal is to share "resources on all things ethical, sustainable, eco-conscious, and fair trade" — and she does, with accessibility, price, and size inclusivity in mind.
Anuschka Rees and the Curated Closet book — Anuschka's site is a treasure trove of resources that got me started. Her book is an incredibly comprehensive resource for creating your own personal style.