Thinking About Sustainable Fashion & How I Can Recycle My Wardrobe

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I'm a creature of habit - that's a known fact. I like my routines, I like to be early and punctual and I like to buy the same coffee from the same coffee shop every day, but I've always been a little more chaotic when it comes to my wardrobe.

I think it comes from being a Blogger.

It's a case of working with brands, trying out their new season lines and then forgetting about the rest of the pieces I already own. I'm terrible for doing that - I have soooo many pieces that I occasionally find and go 'Oh, I forgot I had this'.

Recently, as I do most months, I had a wardrobe clear out. It came along side my idea of giving my blog and myself a little 're-brand'. I realised how many great pieces I had, yet never think to style together or wear again. I'm a serial 'Oooo, I'll get something new off of ASOS' kind of gal... it's not good.

However, the 're-brand' triggered a 're-think' and I realised I don't want to just be wearing a top or dress or whatever once and then never wear it again - what's the point?! I want to create a wardrobe where everything is coherent, everything is 'me' and everything can be worn over and over again.







I have to say, when it comes to shoes, I'm already pretty good at this. I have my black boots and my white trainers and I'm good to for every day wear. I don't need anything else other than that. Plus, I've collected so many heels/boots throughout my 4 years of blogging that, right now, there's really no need for me to purchase anymore for styling purposes.

I'm already half way there.

So, yes, this year I want to try and reduce the amount of purchasing I'm doing. I don't want to waste clothes anymore - I need to stop choosing pieces which I know will be my 'fast fashion' choices, and remember to chose timeless pieces for me. If I'm going to purchase something, I want to be able to wear it over and over again, not just once or twice. There's no point in that.







Here, with this outfit, I've thrown in a bunch of old pieces, with a new red skirt.

This red skirt is something I was missing from my collection - something worth buying for myself. You guys know I'm a sucker for the colour red, right?! I have a denim red skirt, which I love for the summer time, but I wanted something that was much more classic and elegant to style day-to-day.

With it, I decided to grab for an old Zara turtle neck, my trusty Pull & Bear belt and my absolute favourite red heels (which you will have seen a million times in outfit posts)!

It was so nice to realise how easy to style some of my old pieces was, and how there was no need to purchase an entirely new look just for the sake of it.

I think this is something we can definitely all try to do, because it's so easy to forget what we already own, just head straight to online shopping and start crying when our DPD driver doesn't turn up. There's no doubt, if you put some creativity into it, that you can pull together some really nice outfits with what you already own.

So yeah, be prepared to see the same ol' pieces on this blog from now on and let me know if this is something you're going to try too!


4 comments

  1. Gorgeous photo's - love your outfit!

    Zoey | https://www.zoeyolivia.com

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  2. I love this post so much! I'm trying to be much more sustainable with my purchases so 100% relate.

    xoxo
    Jess
    The Crown Wings | UK Travel & Lifestyle Blog

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  3. Love the idea of styling up old and new pieces to create a whole new outfit. I'm trying to do the same with my wardrobe this year, finding new outfits from what I already own.

    Love the red skirt btw!
    Anna x
    Madeupstyle.com

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  4. Going sustainable with clothing/shoes is one of my goals for this year so I'm totally here for it! And I love how you styled this outfit together!

    Sophie | Sophie's Spot

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