In a world once dominated by fleeting trends, seasonless fashion is the way forward. Slowly but surely, consumers are starting to realise that they don’t need to inject their wardrobes with new pieces weekly or even monthly. More and more brands are choosing the seasonless approach to increase their sustainable fashion efforts and combat overproduction. Even major players such as Gucci and Saint Laurent have switched to seasonless collections.
Seasonless fashion is an exciting change within the often wasteful fashion industry, but you’re likely wondering how it works. We’ll be discussing the concept of seasonless fashion and sharing the best timeless pieces for your wardrobe below!
What Is Seasonless Fashion?
Seasonless fashion is exactly how it sounds: clothing that transcends the industry’s conventional schedule of seasons. Designers who create in a seasonless manner focus on timeless pieces that can work all year round instead of constantly releasing seasonal collections.
Now, we know what you’re thinking … aren’t seasons a good thing? Sure, you won’t have to worry about seasons if you live in a tropical climate, but those of us who live further away from the equator often have to deal with intense cold and extreme heat over the course of a year. In some cases, even over the course of a day.
Most of us will require shorts for the summer and coats in the winter, but seasonless fashion won’t take away from those weather-specific pieces. Instead, it encourages us to slow down our consumption patterns and choose versatility over trends. Think of the seasonless movement as another branch of sustainable fashion. It reminds us that we don’t need new pieces every season. We can, and should, rewear our favourite pieces season after season.
Why Is Seasonless Fashion Important?
Once upon a time, the fashion industry only had two seasons a year. Designers would release warm-weather pieces in their spring/summer collections, and cold-weather pieces in their autumn/winter collections. This perfectly reasonable pattern was then disrupted by smaller capsule collections. Two seasons turned into four, four turned into twelve, and eventually some brands began releasing new collections every week!
Fast fashion brands are the biggest culprits for releasing micro-collections, which are linked to high levels of overproduction. The seasonless fashion movement began as a way to counter these problems. Designers began going back to basics, choosing to scale back their production levels and collections as a whole. Some seasonless fashion brands create one collection a year, while others choose to release individual designs at their own pace.
Seasonless, slow fashion, and sustainable fashion are a trio of effective ways to combat overconsumption and waste within the industry. Both principles focus on mindful purchases and classic pieces that are made to last.
Choosing Seasonless Pieces For Your Wardrobe
Are you intrigued by a seasonless wardrobe? It’s essentially a clever capsule wardrobe filled with a good blend of transitional and season-specific pieces. Of course, you can hold on to your warm sweaters for the winter, but you’ll also want to stock up on pieces that can be layered up or down depending on the weather.
Choose classic colours, cuts, and prints that you know will remain in style for years to come, and that you won’t get bored of. You don’t have to stick to neutrals if that’s not your style. Opt for pieces that reflect your personality and suit your body type. Looking confident is always in style.
Seasonless wardrobes can be updated when necessary, but only if you feel that you truly need something new. You should love your new item, and be able to think of several ways you can wear it before purchasing.
We believe a great seasonal wardrobe should include the following pieces:
Pair them with shorts or skirts in the summer, jeans or trousers in the spring and autumn, and layer them under sweaters in the winter.
They’re perfect for breezy summer nights, as lightweight spring or autumn layers, or on top of thin turtleneck sweaters in the winter.
A good blazer will make you look sharp for any occasion. They can be layered over t-shirts or blouses when it’s warm, or over sweaters during the winter.
This wardrobe staple can be used as your main top during the warmer months, or as a base layer when the temperatures drop.
We love this particular style of dress for its elegant silhouette and versatile nature. Shirtdresses can be worn with sandals or sneakers in the summer, or be layered over tights and boots in the winter.
Will you be swapping to a seasonless wardrobe? Shop our full collection for more seasonless and sustainable fashion inspiration!