The other week I had a builder come to my place to fix my wardrobe doors and he jokingly said “huney, yo’ doors are always broken ‘cause you have to much stuff innit”. I obviously protested for about half an hour. But it got my thinking, are we all over consuming? Do we really need THAT much “stuff”? (Miranda Priestly would have a stroke right about now for the use of the word "stuff")
With retailers producing and selling at very low prices the consumer is always swayed to purchase much more than he really needs. The consumer ignores the fact that he's supporting cheap production methods which include polluting the environment, breaking basic human and labor rights amongst others. All of us as consumers should start being a little more conscious about what it means to buy a £5 shirt. I’ve thoughts about some tips and tricks about how to start making a small change in your own closets without minimising your style and love for fashion.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who scrolls through the instgram for hours and thinks that all those amazing girls have the coolest outfits and that every day it’s somehow a different look.
As a result of way too many hours spent on the Gram I realised all the best outfits can actually be broken down into very simple staples that everyone can and should have!
Suddenly budget is not really a big issue anymore. Please bear in mind this is not a Paris/Kim writing, but a student living in one of Europe’s most expensive cities - it’s safe to say I know the struggle.
There are a few items that will be a lifetime investment because of their quality and that will literally make any outfit look a million times more sophisticated.
Once you have your staples sorted you can really save money on extra bits and bobs, if you want to add something to it or mix and match with crazier items. You can really spice a simple outfit up and tailor it to your own personality using the aforementioned as a blank canvas.