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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Notes on Personal Style and Sustainable Fashion

How to find your personal style, find your own style, how to develop your personal style, sustainable fashion, how to get a unique look
Every time I see a fashion blogger with a large following rave about the high street, a part of my soul dies. The high street totally defeats the purpose of personal style. You almost always get what you pay for and the truth is, most of the trend based items from the high street are done after one wash. Why not just be your own (truly sustainable) person?

A while back, I really started noticing how much the clothes I wore affected the way I feel about myself. That feeling I get when I wore great clothes is why I love fashion and personal style. It's about finding your own voice and persona and expressing that through your clothes. I had a history teacher in high school who'd always so wisely say: "Only dead fish swim with the stream". That's one of the main quotes, I live by. Through your visual style, you're telling a story. The clothes you wear and how you style them are a part of your personal brand.
How to find your personal style, find your own style, how to develop your personal style, sustainable fashion, how to get a unique look
Developing your own look is a great way to focus your voice. So how do I find my personal style, you might ask. Easy-peasy, a look can be as crazy or as polished as you like as long as it's consistent, curated and match your personality. I'd also suggest investing in pieces you won't get tired of and that you'll get a hella lot wear out of. If you're aiming to be more sustainable, frugal or minimal, vintage shopping should be your first choice. The truth is that no matter how sustainable a product is, it will always have more environmental impact than if you're using something that already exists. My personal style is heavily inspired by the '80s and the early '90s so when I go shopping for new clothes, my instinct is to go directly to a vintage store or a thrift shop. If you're not into that whole old school vibe but still want to be sustainable, preowned luxury fashion would be the obvious choice. My favourite luxury second hand stores are Vestiaire and Tradesy. You can save so much money, find something truly unique and help the environment all at once. What's not to love?

1 comment :

  1. I love your style! I also love your philosophy. I love second hand stuff, too!!

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