Wearing all neutrals is definitely not a new fashion trend, but monochrome neutrals are still going to be a major trend this spring. In particular head-to-toe beige. What I love about neutrals is that it’s really easy to style. An all neutral look is clean, classy, and sophisticated. And if you love capsule wardrobes, neutrals are great pieces to add because they go with anything.
Even though all neutral looks are clean and classy you also don’t want it to be boring. When you have an absence of color there needs to be something that draws interest to the eye. One of my go-to neutral looks plays with texture. I love to pair my fuzzy short-sleeved cardigan with a basic white or light colored tee with my light beige distressed boyfriend jeans. It adds a little fun to the look.
I like to keep my accessories simple as well to stay with the classic and natural tone of the look. With this outfit I chose to wear my gold hoop earrings, a medium length coin necklace, two dainty jeweled rings, along with my light grey ankle booties. Perfectly chic head-to-toe neutral look for Spring.
Would you like to read more about the fashion trends I’m seeing for each season and how I style them? What are some fashion trends you are seeing out there for Spring? Leave a comment and let’s chat!
Short answer, YES. Showing people how to style their wardrobe sustainably is one of the main reasons I started writing my blog and offering services. You do not have to give up fashion and style to live as a conscious consumer. The Business of Fashion (BOF) states that over the past three years a third of consumers worldwide have expanded the scope of their purchasing decisions to incorporate principal values and views. A new global ethos is emerging, and billions of people are using consumption as a means to express their deeply held beliefs.
How to Shop with Sustainability in Mind?
To be honest, it all starts with doing your own research. If a brand is truly practicing sustainable and ethical fashion they want you to know about it. You should be able to find all sorts of information on their site. Such as:
Sustainability on A Budget
If you have been following me on social media I speak loud and proud about my thrift store finds. Shopping more sustainably is more expensive. You won’t find your usual Forever 21, H&M, or Zara bargains because you are paying the true cost of everything that went into the garment. For clothing to be affordable there has to be cutbacks somewhere so the consumer can reap all the benefits. And the cutbacks usually start with the labor. The people actually working on and sewing together our garments receive little to no pay.
Fashion brands/companies will continue to participate in horrible practices like this as long as they have access to our wallet. What’s their to complain about when you’re getting rich, right? WRONG!! And that’s why I have personally made the decision to stop shopping at fast fashion brands because we have alternatives to turn to.
Within the last year or so, I have really come to love small boutiques and thrift stores. Majority of my clothes come from secondhand sources. Like some say “another persons trash can become another persons treasure”. The prices are affordable depending on what it is. Some vintage items can be equally as expensive. But making old things look new all comes down to how you style it. Thrift finds are one of a kind and therefore you can truly personalize your style.
Of course sustainability and style can co-exist. I’m still fairly new trying to build a more sustainable wardrobe. I will admit that everything in my closet is not sustainable. However, it would be irresponsible for me to just throw it out as it could become a pile of textile waste. I own it and I will wear it as long as possible. Fast fashion brands do show us the latest and greatest fashion trends, but it’s how you style something that truly brings any garment to life.
What fashion trend are you loving right now? How do you style it? Share with me in the comments.
Mynka is a personal wardrobe stylist sharing some style tips, outfit inspiration, and using this blog as a platform to continue the important discussions surrounding sustainable fashion.