Anisha Yadav curates her everyday wardrobe with high-quality essentials, including A-line dresses, tailored pants, and layering coats for winter. However, this minimalist approach was not always the case for the self-professed “fast fashion” convert who frequented Zara and H&M in her formative years. This changed shortly after Yadav moved to Seattle nearly four years ago, when she began to understand the impact that the fashion industry has on the planet. She was raised in India with stints in Dubai, California, and New York City. Now the Seattleite and future doctor focuses on quality clothes (“made with natural fibers!”) and can be seen around town dressed in chic and memorable womenswear staples.
Sense & Sustainability
“Sustainability” is arguably fashion’s latest buzzword, but it also happens to be a pillar of Yadav’s personal style. She frequently takes advantage of the region’s well-known thrifting scene and has researched different ways to bring an environment-first mindset to her shopping habits, citing YouTube stars Audrey Coyne and Allison Bornstein as inspiration. Referencing her sustainability journey, she does warn against “greenwashing,” which refers to deceptive attempts by companies to prove their products are environmentally friendly. “Don’t expect fashion to be linear,” she advises. “Do your research, and find companies that mesh with your lifestyle.”
By the time this article goes to print, Yadav and her husband will have already welcomed their first child. And while she had fun figuring out what her new baby would wear, she first had to determine how to approach her own maternity style. Her best piece of advice? “Avoid spending excessive amounts on a new maternity wardrobe by strategically combining current pieces with new essentials as your body changes,” she shares. “My favorite leggings from Hatch have replaced my go-to jeans for the time being.”