If you have dipped your toe into sustainable fashion or sewing, you have heard it before – loved clothes last. But what good is it if they last, if you don’t wear them? Finding your personal style takes effort, and if you have ever tried to do a wardrobe edit you will know that building outfits is a skill and takes work.
Here is a new hashtag for you that Pilar and I have come up with for October: #slowfashionstyling. We would love for you to join in with us to dig deep into your wardrobe and and put together outfits you might not have thought of before.
How does it work?
Every week we will have a prompt:
- Jacket / Coat
Each week, use the prompt to pick a less loved garment in your wardrobe (self made or RTW) and see what you can do with it! Could you add some accessories? – a scarf? Jewellery? Bags? Different shoes? Or dress it differently in layers and put something over or under it?
Snap a pic or two and share it on Instagram or your blog using the hashtag #slowfashionstyling – it would be great to see what you come up with!
I don’t use Instagram …
No problem, if you’d like to post about it on your blog that is also great. And we would also love to see so please send me a message with your webpage if you like.
Why should I join you?
While there is no silver bullet to sustainability, one thing we can all do is make better use of the things we already have. There are many surveys out there showing how much the average person wears the things in their wardrobe. All the ones we have seen suggest the average person wears less than 50% of their wardrobe the majority of the time.
We think this is a statistic worth changing – if we have spent time and money on the things in our wardrobe, why wouldn’t we want to find some love for them instead of going out to buy more? Who knows, it might even save you one or more of those nothing to wear moments.
(Kate’s side note – if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you might know that thinking about style has been a game changer for me. I have so many clothes that don’t get worn enough because I don’t spend time thinking about how I could wear them – time to change that!)
What about sewing or shopping?
As this is a sustainable styling / photo challenge, the emphasis is not necessarily on sewing or buying new things. If you are sewing, in the spirit of using what you have we would strongly recommend that you sew from your stash (or someone else’s). And of course you can hashtag #makeyourstash! Or maybe you can use the challenge to prompt you to make something that you’ve been thinking about for ages that will go with loads of things in the wardrobe?
Are there prizes?
We haven’t planned any this time but if you end up with a new go-to outfit or two (or more) without having to spend any money, then we think that is a pretty good prize already.
That’s it, see you on the internet!
Kate and Pilar xx