Getting Lake's Winter Wardrobe Ready and Sustainable Fashion

This post is an entry for the BritMums #ACEWinterRefresh Challenge, sponsored by ACE for Colours Powder. Get help for all kinds of stains with the Ace Stain Helper and pick up the range at your nearest Morrison's store or buy online on Amazon.

I am totally guilty of fast fashion, especially when it comes to Lake's wardrobe, however this Winter, I am trying to make more effort to move towards sustainable clothing and just really trying to make the most of our clothes and make them last that little bit longer (with a little help from ACE)!

See, this is the dirt I have to deal with! Lake is a wild Child! (Totally love it though)
I know we are already well into Autumn and our Autumn/ Winter wardrobes are in full swing but while setting out Lake's Autumn/ Winter wardrobe this year, I thought I'd share a few tips and talk about how I'm trying to support sustainable fashion and how ACE with Colours keeps this Wardrobe looking fresh!

1: Creating a Capsule wardrobe
So this has been my main focus this Winter when setting out Lakes Winter wardrobe. Not only is this more sustainable but better on my purse strings!! I have invested in the following key pieces, with the idea that I can mix and match these pieces up with each other, as well as matching with items already in Lakes wardrobe.
Main pieces: 2 Jumpers, 3 Tops, 1 Romper, 1 Dress and 2 pairs of tights:

Then I added a couple of basics: 2 Dresses, 2 leggings and 2 tops. Basics are essential in Lakes wardrobe as she is just so messy! But I guess all toddlers are right?! This is where ACE will come in handy, keeping these looking vibrant!

2: Shopping at retailers that support sustainability
So like I just said above, I'm not going to only shop at retailers than support sustainability but I am definitely going to make more effort to be aware and investigate what retailers do what. I did a little digging and discovered that my two favourite high street retailer actually do their bit:

Did you know that since 2013 you have been able to hand in a bag of unwanted clothes to H&M and get a £5 voucher to spend in store?? These are then reused and recycled and absolutely nothing goes to landfill (read more here). H&M also have a Conscious Exclusive collection, in which garments contain more sustainable materials (read more here).

You can also hand in unwanted clothes into Zara via containers they have in store to be recycled (but you don't get a voucher this time). Zara also have a sustainable collection: Join Life. You can read more about sustainability at Zara here.

3: The most sustainable clothing is the clothing we already own
Ok so this is a little harder with Lake's clothing as obviously children grow so fast. But I do tend to try and buy clothes in a bigger size so that they can last that little longer. We still have a few pieces from Lake's Spring/ Summer wardrobe that still fit her and can be incorporated into Autunm/ Winter. I will just layer them up with tights and cardigans and she will be good to go! 

4: Shopping Pre loved
Again, this is not only sustainable but also more economically friendly to my purse! I often shop on ebay and pre loved pages on Instagram and have found some great pre loved pieces this Autumn/ Winter. The latest thing I purchased pre loved for Lake is these Dr Martens Chelsea Boots:
5: Donating & Reselling
This is something I have always done. I always donate to charity shops and re sell certain pieces that no longer fit. I never throw clothes away.

6: Taking care of our Clothes
Again this is something that I have always done. I definitely try and take the best care of all our clothing to ensure they can last as long as possible. One way I keep Lake's clothing bright and stain free is by using Ace for Colours. We all know how messy toddlers can get (see below for Lakes's latest messy adventure) and ACE for Colours gives you that ta- dah moment over and over!

I love that she can get as messy as this and after one wash, still have clothes as vibrant and as good as new! Did I mention that Ace with Colours comes in a plastic free and fully recyclable carton!

This post is an entry for the BritMums #ACEWinterRefresh Challenge, sponsored by ACE for Colours Powder. Get help for all kinds of stains with the Ace Stain Helper and pick up the range at your nearest Morrison's store or buy online on Amazon.


  1. I am huge fan of charity shops too - commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

  2. Wow :)
    This is an incredible collection of ideas!
    Waiting for more helpful pieces.
    You would amazing to read a similar one here-