Something Up My Slaves


When it comes to conscious fashion, one of the most common misconceptions is that the clothes cost too much and rebuilding a whole new wardrobe is not affordable! 
Not to worry - I have a few tricks up my bell sleeves. 
Newsflash: you don't need to start buying anything that is made out of organic cotton, hemp or whatnot - for now. 
The easiest way to start is actually to stop shopping for a while. Challenge yourself to a month free shopping and instead look at what you already have. For each item in your closet, there is a pretty high amount of ways in which you can mix & match. Think of it like a candy store. Actually don't or you might get a craving (to satisfy click here). 
In theory though, like in a candy store, you can add together any of the items in ways you never thought of before. FYI in #fashun lingo it's called 'layering'.
Sometimes when I get stuck in a rut and always keep wearing the same outfit combination (happens to all of us let's be real), I like to pick out one item that I don't wear that often and then try to combine it with one or two different items. It's a good way to pull out the skeletons in your closet (hold off on the real ones until halloween please). 
It's become one of my favourite things to do, probably because it reminds me of my childhood when we would pull out all sorts of costumes and dresses from an old trunk (no kidding) and mix and match the craziest outfits. Wonder why I got into fashion? Also, remind me to ask my mother where grandma's sparkly black dress WITH shoulder pads ended up! Cheers.

Bell-sleeve shirt: similar here || high neck knit top: similar here || high waisted pants: similar here

Jil Carrara