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Slow Fashion Aka Not buying New A/W19 Clothes When I Already Own Similar!

 

Slow Fashion aka. buying less and buying better, however you phrase it, I am a huge fan and would encourage everyone to think about how much we are needlessly consuming. For the coming autumn season, I am proud to say I will be buying far less than ever before, this as a result of careful research and knowing what is already in my wardrobe.

 

 

Slow Fashion Or Not buying New A/W19 Clothes When I Already Own Similar!

 

 

Our local Hospice Charity informed us they had made £225 from our recent donations!  

 

 

I have been decluttering like a mad woman this year! Decluttering takes time, everyday I tidy another draw or remove clothing items from my bulging drawers and wardrobe. As a result my personal style is more streamlined and dare I say it far more minimal! Our local Hospice Charity informed us they had made £225 from our recent donations! It feels good with the bonus that we now have more space and a tidier home.

 

 

The opposite of Slow Fashion?

Have you seen those Instagram ‘fashion’ accounts, women wearing different dresses everyday and inviting us all to ‘like to know it’ those accounts unsettle me. They are all about buying more, buying new, purchasing and consuming! OK, each to his own but, they are not for me. I tread my own path and am not influenced to spend my hard earned money just to wear what other people are already wearing. How about you?

There I’ve said it… and I feel better for putting it out there!

 

 

Slow Fashion Or Not buying New A/W19 Clothes When I Already Own Similar!

 

 

I tread my own path and am not influenced to spend my hard earned money just to wear what other people are already wearing. How about you?

 

 

Attitudes towards Slow Fashion are changing fast…

 

I am however relieved to say, the tide is turning.More and more people, I include myself in this group, are now questioning how much ’stuff’ clothes, shoes etc do we really need. You may be thinking it’s an age thing, but even my 17-year-old son agrees with me, so perhaps not!

 

 

Slow Fashion Or Not buying New A/W19 Clothes When I Already Own Similar!

Slow Fashion Or Not buying New A/W19 Clothes When I Already Own Similar!

 

 

…the tide is turning, more and more people (and I include myself in this group) are now questioning how much ’stuff’ including clothes we really need.

 

 

Slow Fashion & me, Autumn Winter 2019.

Let me cut to the chase, whilst perusing my favourite stores online to see what they are stocking for Autumn/Winter 2019 and having attended the Hobbs London A/W 19 preview. I have a pretty good idea of how I would like to dress for the coming months. I made a private Pinterest board of my favoured classic pieces, then checked out what I already owned that was similar.

What a Surprise I had! So much of what I would normally purchase is already in my wardrobe! Would you like to see?

 

Lets start with some A/W 19 Accessories

Shoes and Bags:

I am loving all the chunky masculine style boots, loafers and brogues. This autumn/winter I’m going for black, black and black!

The top two are what I love, on the left is Vogues style predictions and on the right are the two similar pairs I already own! The brogues are 25 years old, they were expensive shoes (about £200) bought from Joan and David in Bond Street. I dont think the company still exists but my shoes are going strong!

The boots were a gift from Vionic last year, wonderful quality and very comfy.

 

 

Slow Fashion Or Not buying New A/W19 Clothes When I Already Own Similar!

 

 

This small black leather shoulder bag from Cos caught my eye a reasonable price at £69. Then I realised I still have my Gucci ‘saddle bag’ from the 90’s in perfect condition. I hauled it out, polished it up and will be taking it with me on my next outing!

 

 

Slow Fashion Or Not buying New A/W19 Clothes When I Already Own Similar!

 

 

I realised I still had my Gucci ‘saddle bag’ from the 90’s in perfect condition.

 

 

Knitwear:

Obviously Autumn is the season of knitwear however, this year I will not need to buy any, I have almost a perfect knitwear capsule wardrobe. I would like a cream roll neck sweater, and will look at M&S or Uniqlo for some staple pieces, but otherwise these two will get me through until spring comes around again.

 

A Merino jumper

 

Knitwear Slow Fashion Or Not buying New A/W19 Clothes When I Already Own Similar

 

 

A Thick Knitted cotton cardigan

 

Knitwear Slow Fashion Or Not buying New A/W19 Clothes When I Already Own Similar

 

Jeans & Trousers

 

Dark Indigo wide leg Jeans.

I love and live in jeans, but prefer to wear the wider pairs, like a pair of trousers but easier to wear everyday and they will take you anywhere! Although I adore these Cos jeans, I already have a very similar pair of jeans in my wardrobe/closet. (I like these so much I will probably buy them later! shhhh)

 

 Slow Fashion Or Not buying New A/W19 Clothes When I Already Own Similar

 

Wide leg Cream/white Jeans:

These have been an indispensable part of my wardrobe this year, worn and worn with everything…

 

Slow Fashion Or Not buying New A/W19 Clothes When I Already Own Similar

 

 

The Ubiquitous beige Chinos. They go with everything, are comfy and I know its a cliche, but they can be smart or casual, just switch up your footwear!

 

 

Slow Fashion Or Not buying New A/W19 Clothes When I Already Own Similar

 

I’ve added a classic white shirt and a black good quality t-shirt. I’m good to go and ready to transition seamlessly from late summer into early Autumn!

 

So there you have it, a list of what I’m not buying! slow fashion at its very best. Go me right?

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. 13/08/2019 / 14:47

    Brilliant – you already have most of what you need for A/W. My problem is that I get bored with wearing the same items. I am on the lookout for nice warm dresses and if possible trousers which are not BLACK!
    Regards – Jill stylishatsixty
    stylishatsixty.wordpress.com

    • Ashley
      Author
      14/08/2019 / 14:03

      Thank you Jill
      Cosy warm and comfy are top priority for Autumn !
      bestest wishes
      Ashley x

  2. 12/08/2019 / 14:02

    So many gorgeous Fall pieces! I always enjoy reading your posts!

    colorandgrace.com

    • Ashley
      Author
      14/08/2019 / 14:04

      Thank you Grace!
      Trying to keep it very simple for this season!

  3. 11/08/2019 / 12:18

    Ashley you are sooo right! you have it in your closet! This post is wonderful. I joining the slow fashion season, no new vlothes for 3 month and it is a hard challenge for me. But in future I would like to change my consum and buy less and second hand.

    • Ashley
      Author
      11/08/2019 / 15:04

      Thank you Tina, yes it is amazing what you can find in your closet that you have forgotten about!
      x

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