Hi lovers! How are you this week? Hope you are having a good Thursday – or any other day when you are reading this! In this post I wanted to share a special outfit and a little bit of my opinion on sustainable fashion. As you know I participated in the tv show Genaaid where I experienced how fashion is really made. It has been one of the most, if not the most, shocking things I have ever seen, done and experienced. Ever since, my opinion about fashion really changed. Every day I still get a lot of questions about how to be more sustainable. But also comments of people who feel like I didn’t changed after the whole journey because I still buy designer shoes etc. So, let me tell you a story..
Yes, I still go shopping and yes I still buy new things. That is something that won’t change I am afraid, because I love it. But it is all about the way we buy. Do you buy something cheap to wear just once for a party and never look at it again? Or do you buy something that isn’t seasonal and you will enjoy for many years? I always focus on the last. In this outfit for example, I am wearing a shirt from Laura Ashley which was from my mom. She is wearing it in a high school photo, so she should have been around 12 years old. That makes the shirt 40 years old, but still looks like it is new. Same for the suit. It is a JOOP suit which she got before she even had me, so it is also over 25 years old. Do you see where I am going to?
The Right Choice..
If you invest in quality pieces you can enjoy it for years. This doesn’t mean you can only buy designer items which cost a lot of money. Or only buy sustainable fashion brands, which I personally found very often really boring. You just have to look for the right items in every store. The other day I bought three shirts at H&M, all 100% cotton. You can always find me wearing a cotton shirt, so I am sure I will enjoy these for a longer time than any other shirt you will see at H&M or any other store that is mostly made out of lycra or polyester. Did you know these also affect the environment really badly? Just saying..
Then I also do a lot of designer vintage hunting, which is probably the best choice you can make if you want something new. It’s unique and you give a piece a second chance. Yes, I still do buy new. Like my Balenciaga Triple S which I got this week and I am crazy in love with. The conclusion is to find a balans that work for you, see the value of clothing again – no matter if it is cheap or expensive. Mix both vintage, sustainable fashion, old and new together to create the coolest outfit!