As I reflect on my 2017 efforts to not buy newly produced clothing, I realise my year’s pledge was not so much about passing or failing the pledge, but more about making it a catalyst to enhance my consciousness around my possessions.
Through my pledge efforts, I became the observer of my shopping tendencies. So while I failed in buying no clothing and accessories in 2017, it’s left me with a far greater understanding of why and how I continually shopped.
This pledge coincided beautifully with additional opportunities to really challenge myself in letting go and embracing change; the latter was something I thought I had already mastered. Alas I’ve a long way to go!
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On 1st January 2017, I pledged not to buy any newly produced clothing for one year. In fact I intended not to buy any items, including previously-owned, but gave myself some leeway, just in case.
I’ve failed. But I’m not defeated.
The first 6-months of the pledge has honed my awareness and intention around my personal style, size of wardrobe, and efforts in supporting sustainable fashion practises.
I always had plenty of excuses for owning too many clothes. Here are just four commonly held beliefs;
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The classic womens’ button down shirt, tunic and shirtdress are timeless wardrobe staples.
It’s no wonder, as these styles are easy to dress up or down, can be worn any season and appeal to women of many ages.
To be reassured by their versatility and timelessness, one needs only to look into the wardrobes of minimalists and capsule wardrobe enthusiasts, to see these pieces in their vital closet arsenal.
Yet I believe that the true value comes when combining this lasting style with a superior fabric, and made by environmentally conscious brands.
Now your have longevity personified!
This is where Tencel comes in; derived from wood pulp, this non-synthetic, yet vegan-friendly fibre, offers a silky soft skin feel, drapes beautifully, is more absorbent than cotton, and will keep you cooler than linen. Learn more about Tencel here
Let me assure you, in some cases it’s not easy to find the umbrella sustainability picture of each’s company’s manufacturing and labour practises, but I recon I have you well-covered in terms of eco conscious and ethical brands listed below:
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Move over January and February! March, in fact any month, is just as good a time to make a stylish resolution, don’t you think?
Lucky for you, today is your best day to feel more stylish, inwardly and outwardly, while committing to kinder, more ethically focused fashion choices.
With this in mind, I’m offering 5 fashion shopping resolution ideas; take your pick as which inspires and fits you best!
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It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about fashion, and I’ll tell you why in a mo. First though, I’ll tell you that two captivating, intelligent and super conscious guys got me all fired up to write this post!
Hey, don’t judge me til’ you’ve heard it!
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Do you know of anyone in your circle of friends committing to no fashion shopping for a year? That’s nil. Zilch. Zero. Zip. None. 365 days fashion shopping-free days!
Sound daunting? I’d say. Yet, compellingly intriguing!
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It’s a long shot analogy, but nevertheless one I’m going for; just as the London Eye gave us a pretty spectacular view of London at a glance, I’m summing up a couple of my fashion finds, food choices and fun things experienced while in this fine city. Here goes…
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