Everyday Muses... Izzy Wight

Izzy wears the Urafiki High Waisted pants ($215) in size 8

Everyday Muses is a celebration of our versatile, cult classic pants and the diverse community of women who wear them. The last year taught us just how dynamic our wardrobes can be. With our lives constantly changing – in and out of lockdowns – we learnt the importance of versatility in our wardrobes. We want our wardrobe building blocks – the pieces we rely on again and again – to move effortlessly from weekdays to weekends, varied in silhouettes, colour and fabrics.

At Collective Closets, we want to help you find your perfect pants. Designed for comfort, ease and style, our Amani Culotte pants and Urafiki High Waisted pants are crafted from breathable, durable fabrics. These are pants that move with you – from desk to dinner, lunch breaks to pram strolls, nights out to lazy mornings in. These cult favourites celebrate and champion the female form – and through our Tailor It service, we can help you find the pants that feel like they were made for you. Meet our Everyday Muses.

Izzy wears the Urafiki High Waisted pants ($215) in size 8

Today, we're spending a day with writer, creative and Collective Closets Marketing Assistant, Izzy Wight.

Starting her journey at Collective Closets just over three years ago, Izzy has learnt to juggle many different creative hats. Splitting her time between Collective Closets, freelancing, working at Fashion Journal and generally navigating her mid-twenties, Izzy needs wardrobe staples she can rely on.

Wearing our Urafiki High Waisted pants in both oatmeal and black linen, Izzy chooses pieces that fit seamlessly into her already-existing collection. With an eclectic and ever-changing sense of style, her Urafiki pants move with her. We join Izzy while she gets ready for a night out – listening to a record, drinking a gin and tonic and – of course – changing outfits, constantly.

Izzy wears the Urafiki High Waisted pants ($215) in size 8

Could you tell us a little about what you do?

I’m Izzy and I – like many others in the ambiguous ‘digital creative field' – do lots of different things. I’ve worked here at Collective Closets for three years now, doing everything from social media to copywriting to building our eDMs. I also work for Fashion Journal as the magazine’s Editorial Assistant.

This entails lots of writing (which I happen to love), liaising with talent, building articles and more eDMs. And I occasionally dabble in freelance work, for good measure. In both my roles, I basically just get to work alongside a bunch of incredible, talented and dynamic women. I feel very lucky.

Tell us what your day to day routine looks like?

It depends on the day! I split my time between working from home and in my respective workplaces (an office and the Collective Closets store), so my days can look very different. They consistently start with coffee, a walk and a healthy scroll on my phone (I’m trying to read instead of opening socials, we’re getting there).

Then I’ll get dressed in something easy, slather some moisturiser on, fluff up my eyebrows and get to work. This also means catching up on phone calls, emails, Slack chats, Whatsapp groups… the professional queen communication channels. It’s all very official.

Izzy wears the Urafiki High Waisted pants ($215) in size 8

Describe your fashion sense in 3 words?

Transforming: I’m in my mid-twenties, which can sometimes feel like one extended identity crisis. It’s a process, growing into my ‘young adult’ wardrobe and figuring out who exactly I want to be. I think a lot about what I want to portray through my clothing.

Thoughtful: Despite spending most of my time writing, talking and thinking about fashion, I don’t often purchase new pieces. When I do, I try to make sure I’m buying from brands/businesses that are kind to their employees and the earth.

Eclectic: I think because of the aforementioned identity crises, there are a lot of different influences in my wardrobe – people I’ve met, places I’ve worked, pictures I’ve saved in an ever-growing ‘inspiration’ folder. When I’m not rushing out the door, I like to play with layers, colours and textures in my existing wardrobe; it keeps me from getting bored.

What do you love most about our pants?

I’ve loved both cuts of our pants – both the Amani Culottes and the High-waisted Urafiki pants – for as long as I’ve been with Collective Closets. They’re so reliable and easy – once I determined my perfect fit (with a little help from minor alterations, thanks to Tailor It) I was able to repurchase in the same cut, season and season again. My Urafiki High Waisted pants are so comfortable and flattering, they also give my (non-existent) bum the right amount of lift.

Izzy wears the Urafiki High Waisted pants ($215) in size 8

What do you want your style to say about you?

It’s a question I’ve given a lot of thought to, and I’m not sure I have the answer yet. Probably that I’m easygoing, fashion-conscious and never take myself too seriously.

What are your go-to wardrobe staples?

A pair of high-quality black pants, a white cotton tee, good dark-wash denim, a cute mini skirt, a black knit, bomber jacket and cowboy boots.

Use one word to describe how you feel in our pants.


Izzy wears the Urafiki High Waisted pants ($215) in size 8

What’s your International Women’s Day message?

This year’s theme of Break The Bias is all about championing social change and collectively working towards a more sustainable future. I hope we can work to uplift the voices of women-identifying, genderfluid and non-binary people driving real positive change – especially those in marginalised communities.

It’s also important to remember that you don’t owe the world anything. Your experience is exactly that – yours. The pressure from societal expectations, popular media and the corporate sector (just to name a few) can feel crushing. You’re breaking the bias by just existing, and that is enough.