Elegance is refusal
The autumn wardrobe update is looming upon us and after the budgeting post, there were questions asking about those all essential A/W14 closet additions.
Shopping for additions is always fun, though in reality, what is not in the wardrobe, is perhaps a better place to start:
what you will NOT find in my AW14 wardrobe.
Polyester or acrylic: I love natural fabrics that let skin breathe.
Did you know static from certain synthetic fabrics can actually make you feel tired?
Logo feast: ladies! We are not billboards. Why pay money to advertise others? I try to buy things for what they actually are, rather than focus on specific brands. Have the go to brands- but keep logos invisible for the most part.
Anything from PRIMARK: I just don’t have the space to store poorly made items, and I want to look good all the time, not just sometimes. (I use PRIMARK as a general catch all, but really any of the super discount stores and their bottom line, those who have no respect for fashion, humans or the environment.)
Ratty underwear: though only because I just had a clear out…for a forthcoming post. Stay tuned.
Fake bags: come on – we are grown up ladies! I don’t mind teenagers with their grotesque fake CHANELs (though One may shudder at how they might have got hold of them) Drop the fake habit while still young. It gets increasingly uglier, plus no one knows where the money is going. Funding illegal activities of all sorts, even terrorism.
Real Fur: I love most things natural, but not fur. Toxic in its production, primitive & unnecessarily cruel. A disturbing trend, that really needs to end, so we can all move on.
The real price of a fur coat.
Snake skin/python/so called exotics: an ecological disaster in the making. That sort of trade is often connected with ivory goods and the near extinction of elephant species. Don’t care about the environment? You should, you live here you know.
Uncoordinated colours & orphan items: Variety is so overrated. I keep to a limited colour palette each season, and only keep items with real good quality finish.
Frumpy clothes from the last decade: need we say more?
Anything ridiculously uncomfortable or Super trendy: as teenagers, my sister & I, did every ludicrous fashion that you’ve ever heard of, (plus some you haven’t, and we are still trying to forget.) We live and learn, ladies – we live and learn.
Any skeletons in the wardrobe…