fashion resolutions for 2020
Posted by Aloïs Guinut on Thursday, January 2, 2020 · 13 Comments
Since the beginning of our millenial, fast-fashion have been queen. Let’s make this new decade the end of her reign. fashion revolution is now!
There is no denying that our consumption has become unsustainable for the planet’s resources. and fashion has a role to play, being the second much more polluting industry on the planet.
As consumers, we can contribute to change the industry by adopting sensible clothing consumption habits.
The movement has already started and is showing great results!
Greenpeace 2010 “detox” campaign led dozens of major brands to remove toxic substances from their clothes
Fast-fashion brands are struggling: H&M sales are dropping and forever 21 had to close half of their shops around the world
Second hand and vintage are becoming bigger every day
More and much more influencers are encouraging their followers to have an eco-conscious method to fashion
The MariKondo craze led millions of people to realize the extent of their overconsumption
Etc… tell me what YOU have noticed
I/ less clothes for much more style!
The great news is that consuming clothes in a much more sensible way doesn’t imply being less stylish. actually that’s quite the opposite!
With fast-fashion, you can purchase clothes the easy way, without giving much of a thought into your purchases. Failing sounds ok because the investment is low.
This kind of easy purchase does not require creativity nor research. It is ready made clothes, ready thought outfits. It is like feeding from burgers at the corner shop and instant noodles. Easy… but not the best for you neither for the planet.
However, when you put thought and consideration into what you buy, whether it is clothes, food… or anything really! Ikea I am looking at you… you will discover a whole new world and maybe a passion for cooking, styling or decoration.
The less you purchase the better your choices will become…. which mathematically will lead to an improved style as your closet will shrink to only “la crème de la crème” (the best of the best).
II/ better clothes for much more time
Is this new consumption method compatible with a woman’s busy life?
When you master the technics it will be. The time you will “loose” changing your purchasing habits will help you dress better and quicker in the morning.
Simple math. In a closet filled with only clothes you love, the pairing will be way easier.
And when you are used to it, sustainable shopping is not a bigger struggle than “regular shopping”.
For the “shopping addicts” going sensible will decrease the time you spend shopping off and online on a daily basis.
III/ less and better clothes for much more money
How numerous clothes have you purchased and never worn?
Giving much more thought into what enters your closet shall make those useless buys disappear.
Better quality garments will last you longer and be used much much more than the last disposable item reducing both their cost per wear and your overall wardrobe budget.
IV/ purchase less, dress better
Since the beginning of my activity as a personal stylist, my motto has been “buy less, dress better” and I will stick to it for the next decade.
My mission is to help you find what fits you in terms of shape, colors and style, so your wardrobe brings out the best of you.
V/ fashion resolutions
Use what you already own to create new combinations (get inspired by my blog, instagram, stylish people in the streets, etc)
Feed your wardrobe with basics to enable much more combination options
Stop fast fashion
Give second hand and vintage a try
Have your clothes and accessories mended or altered when needed
Take care of what you already own
Value the passing of times
Rent or borrow for events
Hire a personal stylist to evaluate what really suits me <3 And you? Have you taken fashion resolutions? Cover collage: Anaïs of les récupérables wearing a jumpsuit made from upcycled fabric, (ungroomed) me wearing a black dress given 6 years ago by my friend Agathe, a couture belt from fav vintage store En voiture Simone, and second hand studded Church’s bought second hand 4 years ago. Category: Blog · Tags: