There’s been much talk online recently of the effects of fast fashion on the environment and why we should be making more ethical decisions when it comes to our wardrobes whether that be buying second hand, from ethical brands, considering investment pieces or simply just reworking existing items from our wardrobes more often. Now I’m not going to comment on this specifically in this post as I don’t feel that I have anything extra to say that hasn’t already been said, however I figured this was the perfect opportunity to show you exactly how I like to rework items in my wardrobe for new seasons.
Now this outfit is what I like to call a happy accident in that I didn’t have the faintest idea what to wear that morning and spent a solid 20 minutes staring at my hanging rail and praying for inspiration. My eyes alighted, as they so often do, on this favourite Topshop shirt of mine from early last year and I knew it would have to form the focal point of my outfit. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month or so you’ll be very aware that animal print is having a ~moment~ right now, and considering this shirt mixes three or four different prints in one I figured it was the perfect way to embrace probably my favourite trend of the season so far.
I haven’t worn these trousers for a while although they’re another item that has been in my wardrobe since early 2017. After our initial love affair we fell out due to artistic differences (I wanted them to fit me but they simply would not, they didn’t appreciate my love affair with share sized Galaxy bars and packets of Sensations) however in recent weeks I’ve been reaching for them over and over again. I love the quality of them and how they give a slightly more sophisticated edge to the sports-luxe trend that I will forever be a fan of.
Ordinarily I’d wear something like this with a pair of Vans or trainers, however I’ve been absolutely living in these boots from The Kooples since I picked them up last month. Without a doubt the most expensive item of clothing I’ve ever bought, I cannot even begin to describe how worth it they are and how much happiness they’ve already brought me. I wanted a decent pair of flat boots for winter that were going to last me for years rather than buying something a bit cheaper that was likely to fall apart at the first sign of bad weather. They’re definitely an investment piece but one that I would highly, highly recommend if you’re in the market for something similar.
Shirt: Topshop | Trousers: Zara | Boots: The Kooples