After posing on Brighton pier adorning this gorgeous outfit I came to the conundrum of what post could go with the photos that preceded the posing. An outfit post with what message? And then it clicked… these are some of my most worn items – so why not make that my message?
The red jumper is a particular star in my wardrobe, from Depop, I’ve worn it non stop – even more so now that I’m at college and yet I still don’t get bored of wearing it because I know that there is so much to pair it with. There’s something to be said about wearing your clothes multiple times, finding new ways to wear them that is sustainable. In order to find new ways to wear my clothes though I need inspiration.
A source of outfit inspiration that has totally uninspired me as of late is London Fashion Week. Most years I’m sat, avidly watching for the latest celebrity to pop up and see what they’re wearing, how they’ve styled the latest trends and really what the fashion world has instore for the forthcoming seasons yet this year… nothing. Whether this has been as a direct result of choosing to only follow ethical brands on social media I’m not quite sure but I do know that if I was to have a look at the catwalks it would be how can I incorporate a trend into a long term piece in my wardrobe? The words trend and timeless seem to be at a conflict and I want to touch on that more in a separate post – where to the two words become slightly blurred?
Is it important to keep up with Fashion Week? Probably. As a fashion blogger I do love and still love looking at how fashion is evolving in terms of the history behind pieces. But I would rather wear this jumper and have the memories of buying it and the places that it travels with me than a trendy piece inspired by a catwalk star. More than ever in the 21st century though it is clear that a resurgence of ‘historical’ trends are constantly being reinvented to fit the modern consumer. Often, they’re bold and outlandish yet high-street brands make a dupe that can often be almost identical. I don’t want to fall into the catwalk trap but I do want to be current.
Stemming from being a teenager I don’t want to cultivate a look completely separate from my friends so I like to par my wardrobe down to the basics and shop around in charity shops for the more outlandish garments. Like this jumper from Depop I bought it because I saw that I liked it not because it is trendy or current. It’s about buying for you because you like what you see and because you feel good in it, not because others think you’re being modern and fresh for A/W 17
To keep up or not to keep up, that is the question? To have an idea of what is current is a good thing, you don’t have to invest into buying anything new. I like working my wardrobe around perhaps what is considered ‘current’ but not necessarily ‘trendy’. I don’t think fashion week necessarily aids me in keeping up with what is current but I do like to see how fashion is evolving and it does look like it is becoming more sustainable. With questions asked and brands forced into enter territory that they may not have before, we are truly seeing a modern catwalk
With the aim of every ethical blog post I write to give you something to think about or a recommendation and I think fashion week is food for thought. Do you keep up with it? What inspiration does it give you? The moral is that this red jumper has nothing to do with the latest trends and that is okay. But it is also okay to follow fashion week because fashion is constantly changing and the consumer is merely the propagator. Would a piece inspired by fashion week be one of the most worn pieces in your wardrobe? I’ve love to know (like for real this is totally up for debate).
What is one of your favorite pieces in your wardrobe? I’m thinking of making this a series on my blog about ‘my most worn clothes’ and the memories behind them so if that’s something you think you would like then leave me a comment!
lots of love, eleanor xx