Slow Style… What exactly is slow style. Well, by definition it refers to the creation & consumption of sustainable, ethically made pieces that are high quality and built to last. For me, this means buying less and loving each piece so much more. It means thrifting, shopping ethical brands, and embracing “the remix”! It means shopping with intention, and only buying pieces that work well with my existing wardrobe, and that I know I will be able to wear for years.
I came to a realization a couple of years back…that I love to follow influencers who keep rewearing the same pieces. It lets me know they choose clothing successfully and that they are authentic in what they share. Why would I want to take style advice from someone who doesn’t have a handle on their own personal style? I don’t want to follow trends and keep cycling pieces in and out with no real understanding of who I am as a stylist.
As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Everlane! I also love Reformation, Cuyana and Patagonia. Although not inexpensive, the idea of slow fashion is that you buy less and have it for much longer so the cost per wear is actually where you see your savings. It is the opposite of buying a bunch of inexpensive pieces each season and then having to replace them often.
Note: The jeans shorts I am wearing in these photos are my own creation. I cut them off from this exact pair of 501 skinny jeans that were a little too short for me. I was going to donate them, and then I realized they would be perfect to make a pair of long denim shorts. For reference, my jeans were a size 27. Normally for shorts I would recommend sizing up one, but since these are so long…the sausage leg situation isn’t a thing.