Style Guide

Ethical Fashion Hacks

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If fashion is your thing, but you’re starting to think more about where your clothes come from and what you’re spending your money on, you may be pleased to know that anyone can build a more ethical wardrobe – it doesn’t even have to be expensive!

Here are some cool ethical fashion hacks that will help you create a principled wardrobe on a budget:

Switch to Sustainable Basics

Basics are rarely the most expensive items in any wardrobe, so it makes sense to start with them when you’re looking to build a more ethical look. Sustainable basics including socks, camisoles and underwear are really easy to find – some charities even sell them – and they can help you build a more ethical foundation.

Repair Your Clothes

If you want your wardrobe to be more sustainable, one really simple thing you can do is have your existing clothes repaired or even revamped into a completely new garment, instead of throwing them out when they’re less than perfect. Alterations can be bought cheaply, but if you want to really do something cool, why not invest in a sewing machine and learn how to do your own wardrobe repairs?

Use a Ring Concierge

If you’re a bit of a jewelry junkie but you’re worried about blood diamonds and other unethical practices in the industry, hiring a ring concierge who will source pieces that are not only conflict-free but good for the planet and even recycled can be a great idea. By doing this, you’ll be able to look at your special sparkles and know that there is nothing that could ever taint them.

Choose Quality Over Quantity

Some ethical brands can be expensive, but that’s because they pay a fair wage to their employees and because they source less harmful textiles and dying techniques, for example than the average clothing brand. They put in the effort, so instead of avoiding them because they cost more, why not aim to buy quality over quantity instead. Buy pieces that can be used to build a capsule wardrobe and you won’t need as many clothes, but you will always look great and you’ll be able to hold your ethical head high.

Thrift Stores

Want to be really ethical and really not spend a lot of money? Hit the local thrift stores. Not only will you not be adding to your carbon footprint by buying new, but you’ll also find lots of one-off pieces that you won’t be able to get elsewhere, which means you’ll be able to create a totally unique wardrobe that will be the envy of all your friends.

Rent It

If you really love a piece that’s really expensive and really not the most ethical, why not rent it instead. The garment may not have been made in the most ethical way, but renting it and lowering your carbon footprint is certainly ethical, and it’ll be great for your wallet too.

Being ethical in your fashion choices is easier than you can think. Think carefully, buy sparingly and look after the clothes you have for an ethical wardrobe that will be the envy of everyone.

Autumn 2017 Wishlist

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Slowly getting back into writing and fashion seeing as I’m no longer bogged down in work and wearing a uniform all day everyday. Time for a fresh starts in all aspects and therefore time for a new wardrobe. Perfect timing seeing as it’s the beginning of my favourite season!! What kind of styles are you looking for this season?

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392 Days to Wedding Day: Engagement Pic Outfits

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Its been a while since I last updated you on the wedding planning. You can find the last post here where I told you I was going to lose weight….yeah. I’ve lost 24 pounds since ordering my wedding dress and it is three sizes too big. Apparently it’s too late to order a new size. I’m looking forward to how that turns out and I’m ready to fight if I have to (they wouldn’t listen to me when I wanted a smaller size).

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….ANYWAYS! Moving on. In less than a month the wedding will be exactly 1 year away! We have the photographer, the caterer, the venue, the bar, the dress, the wedding party! Still lots to do but excitingly we have our engagement photos coming up!! I’ve never stressed so much about my outfit choice though! I want to make sure the focus isn’t on what we are wearing but on us. It seems easy for Corey, but what about me? We’ll be by the water so I want something flowy, but simple. I’ve been browsing online and have created myself a simple little wishlist.

Dresses and/or skirts from places like H&M, RW&CO, Zara, and some great searching at Saks Off Fifth and HR2.

What do you think? I need some help my friends!

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