An Intro to Slow Fashion
Hey guys, it's Rox! I hope your week is off to a good start . I just wanted to check in and let you know that if I'm going to be posting selfies more regularly than you'll probably start to see that I am an OUTFIT REPEATER.
As a recovering shopaholic who has been on a path of conscious living for the past 3 years, I've found integrating slow fashion into my life to be harder than I hoped it would be! Finding ethical brands made with sustainable fabrics and practices is not as easy as hopping into a Topshop (my fave of fast fashion) to find a fresh look.
BUT I've been doing it and loving it. I love finding different ways to wear the clothes I already have. Finding new brands to obsess over and getting back into thrifting. (My teenage self LOVED thrifting vintage graphic tees on Melrose.)
After learning about the environmental impact of fast fashion, I mean there was no turning back for me. As an #HSP who feels too much, the guilt is overwhelming and for a while I just found myself not able to shop at all. (First world problems, I know).
I see style as an extension of who I am and how I feel. I believe that dressing well makes you more confident from the inside! So get used to seeing me style the same clothes in different ways. I mean if it's good enough for the Duchess Catharine, it's good for me.
I'll also share with you the brands I've found and researched so far (tagged a few in the pic). As well as other sustainability hacks to make transitioning into conscious living a bit easier for you. We are at a crossroad, we can return to the old way of life, filling our home with trash or move toward a new path filled with renewables and conscious consumption.
Some questions I ask myself before making a purchase:
1. Do I actually need this item?
2. Can I find a sustainable-ethical version of this?
3. Will it work with the clothes I already have in my closet?
4. Will the fabric and make of this item last me a long time?
5. Can I style it in different ways to extend the life of the purchase?
If the answers are yes, I will buy the piece with no hesitation. We can't always thrift or find the perfect staple piece that is also made sustainably, but I'll ask myself these questions and if it is a good quality item that I know will get use from then I make the decision to purchase it anyway.
I'm going to focus more this year on thrifting and shopping second hand first. I also like to sell my clothing back on Poshmark instead of throwing them out. Of course, I donate what does not fit into a resell category.
I hope you follow me, ditch fast fashion, and your fears of being caught in the same outfit twice
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