The Curated Closet: Gabriëlle Koster, Freelance Writer and Editor (ELLE, Women's Health)

Gabriëlle Koster brings conscious and sustainable choices to her fashion, food, and travel. Check out the Amsterdam-based freelance writer and editor’s favorite brands and tips for bringing sustainable bohemian style into your closet…and the rest of your world too.

So, who are you? :)

My name is Gabriëlle and I’m a freelance writer [check out her work in ELLE!], blogger, and content creator on Instagram. I love writing about mind, body, and soul—healthy living, conscious choices, and self care.
 
How do you describe your style? 

I love everything bohemian. So I would say sustainable bohemian. 

Sustainable outfit and a  tiny house . Gabriëlle wears pants from  Sophie Stone , a  Goat Organic Apparel  shirt, and  Toms  shoes.

Sustainable outfit and a tiny house. Gabriëlle wears pants from Sophie Stone, a Goat Organic Apparel shirt, and Toms shoes.

What is your go-to look?

I’m a dresses type of girl—preferably twirly, long, and with flower patterns. Sissel Edelbo, for example, makes dresses from recycled saris and I love their items. 

Dress by  Sissel Edelbo . Carefree vacation vibes sadly not included.

Dress by Sissel Edelbo. Carefree vacation vibes sadly not included.

What's a piece in your closet you wear to make more of a statement?

The ‘Plastic Free Mermaid’ tee from Eco Chic Tribe. Says it all, right? 


What brands do you love?

I love everything sustainable. My favorite brands include Reformation, Sissel Edelbo, COSSAC, ARMEDANGELS, TOMS, Wolf and Storm, and thegreenlabels


What's your advice on finding a style and building a closet you love?

Forget about trends or blending in. What are the items you like to see, what are the items that catch your eye? I think it’s a good idea to build a closet you love, so you don’t have a lot of pieces you don’t wear often. Make conscious decisions when buying new items. And if you don’t wear it, sell it or give it away to charity. 

See! Sustainable can be fun.

See! Sustainable can be fun.

What are easy ways for people to bring sustainability into more aspects of their lives, outside of fashion?

Be aware of your daily habits. How much plastic do you use? Do you throw away a lot of things? There are so many small changes (like choosing bamboo products instead of plastic products, bringing your own cups and bags) that can make a big impact.

Thanks, Gabriëlle!