Hello everybody! So perhaps I have mentioned it a couple of thousand times, but I went to fashion week? Oh, you haven’t heard? Lol I think it has been said enough times now, anyway I am not nearly cool anough to brag about this stuff. However, I have been looking so much forward to sharing this outfit with you here on the blog. I want to talk about how easy it is to express your own personal style, without fast fashion. It’s not a difficult as it seems; personally I have found that a good mix of vintage and preloved items gives me all the tools I need to look bomb and feel good about where my clothing is from.
6 months ago I found this hoodie in a thrift shop, I only paid £2 for it and I went home immediately and cropped it, most of my tops are cropped, because I am basic AF yes, but also because I am super short and it looks more flattering I think. But granted, mostly the basic part.
I bought the shoes in a thrift shop last year, they remind me of Bratz dolls’ shoes because they are rather high and chunky, I really like wearing them though, they are extremely comfortable. Both belts are also thrifted. The chain one I found in a Red Cross store in Copenhagen, while I randomly found the other one in my local thrift shop. I have been needing a black normal belt for ages, and finally, patience paid off.
I am not saying that I not super into the 70’s aesthetic that’s everywhere right now, a style I will properly keep wearing even when the trend dies, I don’t care. The cool thing about “retro” trends is that you don’t have to buy fast fashion, you can literally just buy vintage! I love the headscarf situation that’s popular (and it masks a bad hair day) and I love vintage scarfs for that. No need to buy new.
I got the jeans from Revival Vintage, and guys this is pretty cool. They gifted me the jeans without knowing my measurements, and they fit PER-FECT-LY. I cannot even manage that in normal stores, so I am quite shook and also super happy with my new jeans. Denim, especially, is really intense to make and the process requires a lot of toxic chemicals and water. So boycotting fast fashion denim was one of my first sustainable fashion moves. Worn denim looks way better anyway
Lastly, the bag is an old stable of mine; it’s my beloved Grünbag shopper. It’s made from upcycled materials from truck covers and safety belts and it is my absolutely best travel companion. I bring it with me everywhere, because when you insist on dragging a big camera, a reusable water bottle, a stainless steel lunchbox and a book of leisure, you’ll need a lot of room.