Building a viable wardrobe
A common case of the New Year, revamping our lives, whether it's getting a new job, starting a new diet or finding a new hobby to spice up our lives, and more importantly our wardrobe. Our wardrobes change just as much as the seasons, fashion is ever growing, yet so little changes… We want so much with so little at times. I know for sure, being creative puts a microscope on our funds. As young creatives we want to make sure we dress the part. We experience greater confidence with what we wear, and how we look. Affording the new pieces can be hectic in this modern day. Don’t let the new trends of fashion stop you from looking dashing. I always say that style isn't about the most expensive brands you wear, nor about the trends that come and go. It’s all about the confidence we have when we put on an outfit. Wear garments worth your money. Fast fashion like H&M or Zara do have some great pieces that can bring together a great outfit. They may not always be the best when it comes to other pieces of clothing but we got you covered in that area. Learning about your garments and reading the fine prints will help when shopping. Supporting brands who are cutting less on their ecological footprints; where they've focused only on recycling & reusing products. That should be your goal when building a viable wardrobe. It will last longer!
Try these steps to build your wardrobe.
RIGHT GARMENTS / ESSENTIAL PIECES
Shopping for the long term should be the goal. You want to buy a product that you can keep in your closet and wear over and over without it tearing apart after a few wash cycles. It's very important to read the fine print. Get to know more about your threads. With this knowledge, you’re able to take better care of your essential pieces. Wool blended sweaters and cotton blended shirts are always a plus.
Recommended Brand : @7115NYC
Running through shoes every year can get a bit costly. Investing in a pair that can last a few years, and give you the ability to place that money into something else makes more sense. purchasing a great pair of shoes doesn’t always have to be high end. Getting a pair that's eco-friendly, durable and can be mixed into any outfit is a much smarter buy. New York brand OBRA creates a functional pair of sneakers. From utilitarian full cap toe-box protection, microfiber-lined, dual density thermoformed EVA working footbed. Grippy soft rubber propriety outsole; finger loop for easy pull-on acton.
RETHINK FAST FASHION
It’s a misconception that eco-friendly brands have a higher price tag. In some cases this may be true. Factor in how the products are manufactured, as a result eco-friendly brands will charge a heftier price. The question to always ask yourself, not just with these brands but in general, is it worth it? Always think about what you’re able to afford and is it a NEED, or is it just a WANT. Think about purchasing a regular pair of socks and after a few wash cycles, it’s about time to get rid of it. A favorite pair of recycled yarn socks and Hemp socks are from DRUTHERS. Druthers' mission is to provide perfect fitting Men’s basics and underwear made in New York City and Japan using sustainable materials. We see the next decade as being one of responsible action in fashion and setting examples for the next generation.
Recommended Brand : @Drutherswear
Thrifting the right way can get you some exclusive pieces that’s been passed down for years yet still in great conditions. Working with vintage dealers are smart, they take their job very serious and bring you pieces from different eras. The 40’s and 50’s are a favorites but whatever you like they are for sure able to provide. Gauthier Borsarello is a go to for me, a mastermind in finding the best treasures and most unique fits crafted for a style icon.