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Five Snazzy Ethical Fashion Magazines For Your Reading List

Style Inspiration From Ethical Fashion Magazines When I was in my late teens/early twenties, I sought style inspiration from fashion magazines such as Cleo, Vogue, Her World and Female. I used to envy the models and their impeccable style, and wonder to myself: “why can’t I look like that?” I reckon that age and maturity have mellowed me in some ways, but I still ache to look like a million dollars every now and then. The only thing that has changed is that I can’t squeeze into a size 1 dress anymore and I have a few grey hairs. I still want to look good every time I step out the front door, but I don’t aspire to have luxury or designer clothing like I did once upon a time. I am more careful about where I shop these days (I only buy pre-loved clothing and the occasional brand-new item from ethical clothing brands) and I take good care of my clothes and accessories so that they last for years to come. I don’t obsess over trends anymore, but I still like looking at pretty clothes and well-put-together outfits, hence I often trawl the Internet for inspiration. During my ‘online […]

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How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe That Lasts

Lessons I learned from the experts, with some tweaks The minimalist movement has made owning a capsule wardrobe all the rage these days. Here’s some trivia for you: the term ‘capsule wardrobe’ was coined by Susie Faux, who owned a London boutique called “Wardrobe” in the 1970s. According to her, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items that don’t go out of fashion. (These are not my words, I got the information from Wikipedia.) What I’ve learned from reading 6 Steps To A Sustainable Wardrobe and numerous posts from fashion bloggers about capsule wardrobes is that there is no perfect capsule wardrobe. You just have to try your best with the pieces you have and selectively purchase pieces to complete the capsule wardrobe. Don’t sacrifice your personal style for the sake of building a capsule wardrobe that fits someone else’s lifestyle or even climate. Asians tend to have ethnic clothing in their wardrobes, for instance, so don’t go giving those away because they are not ‘classic’ capsule wardrobe pieces. That said, if you’re like me, an Asian who prefers to save ethnic clothing for special occasions and prefers to wear Western clothes on most days of […]

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Multiple Ways To Wear A Black Skirt And Dress

How to wear the basics With two new basics in my wardrobe (a black skirt and simple black dress), I realised it was time to figure out how to actually creatively wear them. So I did a bit of ‘homework’ by Googling articles on how to wear a black dress and skirt respectively. After a bit of searching, I found two videos on YouTube instead of online articles, both which I feel suit my style, as well as will help add a bit of pizazz to my outfits. Here they are: 7 New Ways To Wear Your Black Pencil Skirt 10 Ways To Wear A Little Black Dress

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So, Where Does One Begin With Slow Fashion?

See your wardrobe for what it truly is Embarking on a slow fashion journey hasn’t been easy for me. First, I had to give up the notion that I could have multiple pieces of clothing on a small budget. Secondly, I had to curb my shopping habit in order to be able to afford sustainable and therefore better quality clothing. I’ll be honest with you: it’s been a struggle for me seeing every other woman I know buy pretty dresses and other items of clothing online for a mere RM150 or RM200. However, I’m also a stubborn creature; once I set my mind on something I go all the way. And I’ve set my mind on slow fashion. Having said that, I had no clue as to how to begin my sustainable fashion journey. I reckoned the first thing I should do before setting a budget aside for new clothing, would be to research the brands I already supported. Who knows, I might find one that was still reasonably affordable and sustainable/ethical at the same time? I began by revisiting the website of the Ethical Fashion Forum and found a huge directory of brands and designers who are sustainable. While […]

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