Can we make sustainable chic fashion choices? How conscious are we of sustainability and ecology when we make our fashion choices? Personally I like to buy clothes made from good quality fabrics. Items that may initially involve a higher purchase price but in the long term lead to a better cost per wear ratio. I always read the fabric composition on a garment before purchase.
Recently I have been doing some research into ethical and environmentally sustainable fashion. I was agreeably surprised.
The print trousers and top I am wearing are by People Tree. Read their story here.
I can’t believe that it is sale time again. Is it my perception of time or do sales seem to come round earlier and earlier each year. Summer in London has arrived very late this year and I have only just started to wear my lighter summer clothes.
Early sales are good news if you have not already finished planning your summer wardrobe or are still in the market for adding to your holiday capsule. I find summer sales useful for enhancing my wardrobe with a few fun pieces that will zizz up my basics. If you are contemplating investing in classic accessories such as handbags, scarves etc; you can find good bargains in the accessories departments.
I will be keeping you up to date on the sales as they commence by adding a list of current ones at the bottom of my regular posts.
MY PICKS IN THE SALES:
NET-A-PORTER (grab yourself a designer bargain). I have chosen accessories as I consider stylish handbags, jewellery etc are always good season-less investments.
ANN TAYLOR Dresses and separates
J.CREW – Excellent classic linen blazers
BODEN USA – BODEN UK Practical summer dresses and tops including the classic Breton in many colours.
FINERY – If you are looking for something a little more fashion forward.
Jigsaw has also just gone on sale and has some great summer maxi dresses.
When this dress arrived and I opened the parcel I had reservations. I found the style very flattering and the fabric a high quality linen. However I felt it was a bit “bling” for me. It might not have been love at first sight but it began to grow on me. I contacted the very efficient “customer support” at Hopefashion. My question was “will this dress soften and fade with wear and washing? The answer was yes so I decided to give it a go. I am very glad I did. I can definitely see myself wearing it in St. Tropez. Drifting along the beach at sunset or sipping cocktails on the terrace. Well at least in my dreams. My summer wardrobe needed a bit of a boost.
The Hope asymmetric silver dress is in the sale and has been reduced from £120 to £30. So it was a no brainer. I have washed it once and it has already mellowed. The blue silk scarf is by East.
I like to keep up to date with fashion trends and to experiment with a new shape from time to time. I am not suggesting that we jump on the bandwagon with every new fashion gimmick. However silhouettes do evolve.
An example of a trend that has been growing over the last few seasons is the wide crop trouser. In the photos I am wearing a pair of crop palazzo pants in soft jersey. They are also available in a flat fronted style if you are not keen on the tie belt. I have teamed it with a white broderie anglaise top from last year. It is still available in small sizes here. (reduced to £29).
I know that we are continually being advised to shop for our shape “apple, pear etc”.