If you know me, you know that I LOVEEEEE fall and everything about it! I love Halloween, flannels, my birthday, tailgating, bonfires, fall fashion, and everything else that falls into that category. I know it just turned September and I am clearly getting ahead of myself a tad.
My favorite transitional items are booties and bags. Booties are a great way to add to an outfit that you would usually have sandals with. For example, a cute floral dress, it would look great with those typical sandals you’ve been wearing all summer or you could bring out your booties to play. This makes a different look but still just as cute. If it is getting chiller outside another perfect addition to this outfit could be a denim jacket or cardigan.
For bags, I am definitely one to have a more summery, macrame type of handbag and switch out for a darker – preferably brown bag for fall winter. Lately, I have decided that I want to do a backpack type of bag this year.
Lastly, I added the cutest slides on this mood board because about half way through summer, I decided to stop buying sandals for work and transitioned more into closed-toed slides. That way I can wear them longer into fall.
A couple weeks back, Michael and I FINALLY went to Colorado. I say finally because this trip has been planned for a couple years now but never worked out. I am so happy to cross Colorado off of my list of places I’ve never been. We were visiting our friends Jamal and Courteney who live in Colorado Springs, so they were our tour guides for the weekend. We got to see Denver, Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, and hiked up Cheyenne Mountain.
If you know me, then you know that I’m very against Fast Fashion. I think Fast Fashion is hurting our world. Like plastic, apparel has a ton of waste. Fast Fashion brands like Forever 21, H&M, and Zara make the current, expensive trends more affordable. Everyone wants to stay on trend, but they don’t have an endless amount of money to buy a $300 item. Obviously, when you spend under $15 for something that would originally be $300, you are giving up quality. When you take the quality away, you are left with cheaply made products. Soon these items are worn down and thrown out. They either get too worn or the trend ends. How does this hurt our world? Just like plastic straws, you toss these garments as soon as you’re finished with them. There are a ton of ways to be more sustainable with fashion.
Buying quality items – If you spend more, you will get products that will last longer than a few wears.
Less is more – don’t get me wrong, trends are fun, but choosing some instead of others can help too. If you do every single trend on the market, you are setting yourself up to look like every other person out there. Focus on less trends, so you can spend more time styling and changing up that look. Lately, the trends I’ve been into are reusable net bags and lieutenant styled hats. I picked these because reusable bags are an obvious choice. You can use them grocery shopping, farmer’s markets and more. As for lieutenant hats, I already had a few from last year before they took over the world. This season I bought a neutral colored one that I could wear with everything. If you don’t get rid of your ‘trendy’ items, there is a good chance they will come back. Or you can wear things after the trend dies out and rock it.
Thrifting – thrifting/donating your clothing to thrift stores is a great way to live sustainably. When Levi’s became huge again for the millionth time, I started going to thrift stores and buying them for $3. I’ve gotten Levi’s jeans, shorts, and skirts from different thrift stores. Another popular trend is scarfs for your hair, these are ALWAYS at thrift stores. Donating your clothing instead of throwing it away will help with waste.
This blogpost is mainly for Fast Fashion, but there are ways to be sustainable everyday and use less plastic. Using reusable bags when shopping, use Tupperware instead of plastic ziplock bags for lunches, and bring your own cutlery and straws with you instead of disposable. All of these tips can reduce your carbon footprint and make the world a better place for everyone who lives here!