This look just inspired me to talk about my fashion philosophy. Recently, I was contemplating what I love so much about fashion and design and why my heart beats for everything luxury? As you might know, I have a huge love for the ins and outs of the fashion and luxury industry which leaves me consuming loads of content on the matter especially via my favourite fashion and luxury business online space The Business of Fashion. In case you haven’t checked out one of my Dinner Table Conversation articles yet, you might want to do so in order to get my summaries about the industry insights and more. My love for fashion and luxury, however, runs even deeper. It goes so far that I will be starting a Luxury Management and Marketing Master’s programme in September this year. You cannot believe how excited I am. Especially, since the universe has been constantly sending me little messages that my choice has been the right one.
Timeless and Considerate Style
Anyhow, this article is not intended to evolve around my study choices, even though I can certainly write about that another day. However, I think providing you with some of this background helps to put my fashion philosophy into context. Fact is, I actually consider myself a quite consciously living human. I mean it is an evolving process and I am surely on a journey but considering my plant-based diet and my choice in nontoxic makeup as well as my constant embrace of mental and physical wellness teachings, it seems a rather odd connection to be a fashion girl by heart at first. However, when diving deep into my fashion philosophy and how I approach consumption, my style and purchasing behaviours, as well as my love for luxury, it adds up. Yes, I stand for timeless and considerate style when it comes to fashion. Hence, I like to purchase with a lot of intention and in a way that the pieces I buy come with a lot of quality and versatility. I like to invest rather than consume a lot of fast fashion. Yes, I do still buy some items at Zara and I love COS for a lot of items in my wardrobe. However, I must say that the quantities of items I buy per year can be considered very minimal.
A Curated Wardrobe
Buying timeless and considerate pieces allow you to curate a wardrobe which seems very appropriate, including items for most occasions. Furthermore, the items I’ve collected so far leave me with the power to combine most pieces with each other and create many varying looks. Also, when you feel great in your key outfits and they are chic and versatile, it allows you repeatedly be wearing them. Furthermore, I love to invest in higher-priced luxury items, as I see them as wardrobe staples that elevate my look in an instant. Key pieces like a pair of luxury sneakers, a particular luxury top, a designer bag or scarf, jewellery and sunglasses can make you look more curated and chic just so. This way I elevate my rather minimal looks and feel like I am dressed in the most beautiful designer wear.
Lastly, I must say investing in one expensive item rather than five cheap ones of the same sort also reduces excessive consumption and creates a more conscious way of living. In the end, it also reduces the number of items one feels inclined to spend on fast fashion items. I rather wish to spend more on less. This way I support less of the fast fashion practices and profit from a curated wardrobe, a beautifully timeless style which I love and am able to surround myself with items that last a lifetime and beyond.
Buying a Handbag
When I buy a handbag, I think about the cost per wear, I consider the versatility, the craft, the quality! The bags I own are designer bags and to me, they are much more than that. They elevate my looks, I feel a proud sense of ownership, I feel grateful being able to wear them and I feel like I own timeless pieces that can last for many, many years! I always get inspired by my grandma who‘s bags are still on trend because they very simply are timeless classics. I don’t need to own many bags (even though I dream of a couple more) but I am committed to own the perfect ones. Are you investing in timeless quality pieces or are you rather going for quantity? I am curious.