Am I a slow fashion blogger?
February 24, 2017
It’s time for your weekly dose of fair inspiration! Every week I try to share my latest fashion inspiration. From my new vintage bags to the Sustainable fashion week and trends. Every day more and more sustainable brands are starting out to share their message. And since it can be really difficult to find a good option for your favorite item, I started this blog to share my inspiration. Let’s go!
Is slow fashion fair enough? Was last weeks topics. I got a lot of responses in Facebook groups and also Iris took her time to respond on my blog. It’s interesting to see that we all think that choosing wisely is one of the most important things about creating a sustainable wardrobe. It’s not all about wearing fair (although I prefer it myself too!). It’s more about shopping wisely and re-introducing the materialistic mindset into a more minimalistic one.
You don’t need much clothing to look nice
Every season I go for some key items. Last season I was totally into my black leather skirt. I bought this item years ago at a ‘regular’ store and I’ve been wearing it since. It’s just such an easy item to combinate. From casual Friday at work, to a cute look for a city trip. Everything is possible.
Today I want to share something new. It’s all about this great suit pants. Suit pants are a huge trend at this moment. And I love to find key items that are trendy but still timeless. For years I couldn’t find pants that fit my small and skinny legs but in The Zwanestraat I found the perfect one! It’s from a Designer brand (Dryberg) and is made in Europe. The pants have a slim fit and are made from a high-quality fabric. The pants are easy to combinate with most of my vintage and eco- friendly items and a big bonus: I think I can use it years.
And that, my loves, was the biggest reason to do this big investment. I rather buy something that I totally love that has a classic shape and style than that I would ever go for a purchase at a store like Primark so I could buy more. I love having a minimal wardrobe with key items and really believe that minimalism gives your live so much joy.
Don’t get me wrong: I don’t want to judge anyone. We all are interested in sustainable fashion, but it takes a time to get your own wardrobe together and I decided to give myself a free card so I can buy timeless items that I can wear for years. No, they are not fair, and yes, I feel a bit guilty about this but still: I rather buy this than even a sustainable item that’s just not it. Choose wisely is one of my personal ‘rules’.
So, I think I can call myself a slow fashion blogger. Since my wardrobe is 30% secondhand, 40% vintage and 30% eco/ slow fashion. What do you think?