Sunday :: thrifted army pants + made in the USA navy tee
Tuesday :: white linen bantam + block print pants (both handmade) + made in the USA clogs
Monday :: thrifted linen black tank + handmade block print pants + fairly made clog sandals
Wednesday :: fair leggings + made in the USA tee + made in the USA long-sleeved tee + fair trainers
Slow fashion October is here + this year I'm going to focus on contentedness. Slow fashion (or fair fashion as I like to call it) focuses first + foremost on wearing what we already have. Beyond that we can maintain a fair wardrobe by mending, thrifting, making, + buying fairly made garments (in that order).
The great thing is that at any point in time, we can decide that we have a fair wardrobe right now! We just have to wear + take care of what we already own and replace with fair items only as needed. Yay! :)
In celebration of Slow Fashion October, I thought it might be fun to do a little round up each week (in October) of what I've worn since the last update. I don't need anything new this season (though I do have one sewing project planned)...so I really want to focus on appreciating what is already in my closet in order to reduce the wanties. So here is October 1-4 + a couple highlights. :)
This week's all-star :: the red block printed pants. The fabric for these pants was hand block printed in India. There are a bunch of mistakes in the consistency of the printing, but I think that lends to its handmade charm. I used a vintage Esprit sewing pattern that reminds me of all that was so right about the 80s. These pants are super comfy + I like the pockets that allow me to carry podcasts around. I love how the vegetable dye fades with repeated washing + shows that I love wearing these pants.
Disclaimer :: These are not style posts (maybe that's obvious). :) I'm not making any special effort to wear every piece that I own or have made. This is just what I'd be wearing anyway. :) This is not a boast about how fair my wardrobe is...I just added those notes because that's what we're talking about this month. I want to share (with myself too) that a simple, mostly fair/slow fashion wardrobe slowly put together over time (+ with a budget) is possible. And that less is enough.
To find more + to participate, check out #slowfashionoctober on Instagram.