You’ve seen this t-shirt before. Many times. So many times that you must be tired of it. Still, you will probably see it again.
And you’ve seen these trousers again, too. More than once. Or twice. Or… OK, you’ve seen this combo before (with a different bag, sunglasses and shoes). That’s because I wear my clothes more than once. Or twice. In fact, I wear my clothes until they fall apart. Or I get tired of them.
You do that, too. Most people wear their clothes over and over again. Even bloggers. It’s just not financially or environmentally sustainable to keep buying new clothes. Especially if you have a wardrobe full of clothes you like.
My point is, bloggers should promote slow fashion instead of overconsumption. We can’t afford this throw-away culture anymore. The planet can’t take it, and your personal finances can’t take it.
Yes, buy the pretty dress or t-shirt (or whatever) you love. And wear it with pride. Again and again. Don’t toss it just because there are new clothes in the shops. You bought the piece because you loved it, remember? Let it become part of your well-curated, manageable wardrobe. Let it keep making a statement. Let it be part of your personal style.
OK, so everything I’m wearing here is old. Let’s talk about the location instead.
This mid-century modern villa in a quiet, leafy part of Helsinki is an art museum. There is a sculpture park, a permanent collection of 20th century art (both Finnish and international), a collection of Pre-Colombian artefacts and Oriental art. But the museum is also known for its well-curated exhibitions, like the one I saw, featuring Finnish artist Marita Liulia.
I think my outfit was perfect for such a great location.
Anyway… I was thinking that – in the spirit of slow fashion – I should be featuring more ‘old outfits‘. By that I mean outfits I’ve already featured on the blog. The exact same combination of trousers and a top, for example, with minor changes, or with different accessories. You know, to show that ‘having style’ does not mean constantly buying new clothes and following trends but remaining true to yourself and the core tenets of your own personal style.
Is that a crazy idea?
t-shirt: Custo Barcelona (old) / trousers: Zara / cardigan: Noa Noa
sunglasses: Nina Ricci / bag: Furla (old) / shoes: Van Dal (old)
location: Didrichsen Art Museum
How do you feel about slow fashion?
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