The £0 Wedding Guest Outfit – Sustainably Styled
My outfit cost me exactly £0 to pull together.
Featured in the outfit:
- An old River Island Dress (with the tags on) that I found at the back of my wardrobe
- An old New Look white blazer (taken from a suit set) nearly 2-3 years old.
- Forgotten Gold Mui Mui heels, maybe 6 years old, hiding in a shoe box on the top of my wardrobe
- A gold Accessorize purse, probably about 10 years old (a forgotten accessory) which I used instead of buying a new clutch bag
- A simple gold necklace (one I wear daily) – it’s one I got years ago at a designer sample sale
- A few stacked gold rings on my thumbs, these are a few years old and were from bought from Accessorise too.
- A flower to pin onto my jacket to tie in the colours, I just so happened to have this from another wedding – probably Accessorise as well.
Conscious Fashion. Think about what you buy. Supports Brands that give a damn.
Conscious fashion for me is about thinking about future purchases and investing in key pieces that have been made sustainably and with fair treatment and payment to workers across the entire supply chain. I care about people and the planet and so should the fashion brands I buy from.
In case you missed it you can read my interview with the Co-Founder Haseena Latheef of the ethical clothing brand DFYnorm over on their blog – here – I talk about conscious fashion and confidence and why the two go hand in hand.
If it’s good enough for the royal family…
If the Duchess of Cambridge can be seen doing #SustainableStyling why can’t we? I’ve come to realise all the expenses and stress of dressing for someone else’s big day is really a big waste of time and money. I’ve let go of this desire to not been seen in the same outfit twice. If I look good and feel good in something, why wouldn’t I wear it again?
The key to dressing stress free is having a strong capsule collection, one that is versatile enough to cover you for all events and situations. Accessories can make or break an outfit – so invest wisely. I recommend gold shoes, a gold clutch bag and simple jewellery – you’ll be able to create so many outfits with these.
Remember there is nothing wrong with wanting to look good! It’s not empty of shallow it just means you take pride in yourself – that’s a good thing. Looking good makes me feel more sassy and ultra confident, I don’t hide behind my clothes – I embrace my body shape, I enjoy what I wear. We all should be able to do that without judgment and with total confidence.
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