For a while now I have been thinking a lot more about the term sustainable fashion and how humans impact nature in general. Unfortunately we all live in a consumers world where many people dream to constantly buy the latest clothes or goods and even live in fear to wear the same thing more than once. A few months ago I was one of those people but after my recent visit to London where I saw the sustainable fashion exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum, my vision for the fashion industry and its impact drastically changed. Learning that clothes are the 5th biggest nature pollutants I began being more aware about my clothing purchases. Now I try to restrict myself from buying fashion pieces I dont really need, I thrift shop more often and also reuse my older clothes. Inspired from this change, I decided to challenge myself to wear one clothing piece but styled in various ways so that others don’t notice that I am wearing the same one. For the three looks which you are about to see I chose a basic white shirt which I assume almost everyone has in their closet. Along with the talented Julieta(@picsbyjulieta) we filmed this lookbook.
Look 1 – As you can probably tell this vision was inspired by French fashion. I have always admired French women for their simple style and their outstanding ability to always look put together. Under my shirt I wore a fancy bra let to make the look a bit more romantic.
*the barrette I am wearing is very special for me because it belonged to my grandfather
Look 2 – Recently I have been really loving wearing polos underneath shirts and T-shirts. I believe that they add a touch of edginess to almost every look. Here I went for a rather riskier vision with the whole white going on. However I think that the touch of red, accessories and shoes tie the look together very nicely and make it even suitable for fashion week(haha, just kidding).
Look 3 – The last one is probably the simplest of them all. Its extremely easy to put together since it requires mostly basic pieces which you probably already have in your closet. As you can see I pulled the sleeves and made the basic white shirt look like a off the shoulder top. The look is great for a night out, events or even a casual city walk.
Jeans: Vintage Sisley (you can find similar once in Zara)
Shoes: Calvin Klein
Well, I guess thats it. Honestly the challenge was not as easy as I thought it was going to be, but in the end I believe that I did a good job. I hope that this look book makes you more aware of your clothing purchases and inspires you to reuse and style pieces which you already own in a new way. I know that not buying new clothes won’t save the planet, but it is still one of those small changes which add to a much bigger one.
Let’s be honest, if we all look at our closet during the winter, we will most probably notice that the color scheme isn’t quite vibrant. It’s often discussed that the classic combination of black and white is too boring and we generally tend to avoid it. Well, as much as I agree with this statement, I wanted to challenge myself. I wanted to prove that this classic combo can also “wow” the crowd. After spending a few hours in my closet I finally came up with two lovely black and white looks. They are a bit more on the dressier side but are still extremely comfortable and can be worn on a daily basis. The following photos of this look book were photographed by the charming @picsbyjulieta.
The matrix – For the first look I was mainly inspired by one of the hottest trends right now – blazer tied with a belt. In my look I used my fanny pack as the belt. I know that many people are very skeptic when it comes to bum bags but personally I find them extremely convenient. Not only are they light weight, but they also add an edgy touch to the whole outfit. I believe that the mix of patterns and fabrics used for this look definitely make it stand out. It executes a much less boring black and white color combination. You are probably wondering why I chose this name for the look. Well, honestly the story behind the name isn’t as interesting as some might think. My best friend told me that I looked like a character from the matrix.
T-Shirt – Top Shop
Blazer – Marc O’Polo
Coat – Jill Sanders
Sunglasses – unknown
Bum bag : ASOS
Mademoiselle BW – The second one was influenced by the classic French fashion, especially the barrette. I have recently noticed that one of my most worn pieces is in fact the barrette. I just adore how girly and stylish it can make even the simplest look. This look I styled with pieces which normally don’t go together such as midi-skirt – a more classy clothing item, and a bomber jacket – a much more sporty piece, but tied up with the statement hat make a complementary sport classic look.
Sweater – Frea
Skirt – Zara
Barrette – Asos
Bag – Ecco
Jacket – Cheap Monday
That’s all from me today. I hope that this look book inspires you to experiment even with your simplest clothing pieces.
I don’t know why but when the beginning of Autumn comes, I get very nostalgic and that definitely reflects on my overall style. I’ve always adored vintage fashion pieces and from time to time when I lack a style inspiration, I look threw my mother’s clothes from the 90s or scroll threw some vintage fashion Instagram accounts. Soon enough I concluded that during this time of year my style consists mainly of second-hand clothing items or borrowed clothing pieces from my mother and grandma. For this reason, I decided to create this mini look book, in which I have styled my two current favorite vintage pieces. Along with my fellow friend and talented photographer @m.art.in.photo, we shot this vintage detail editorial.
The shirt in this look book is probably my favorite thrifted item. I got it about a month ago from a small second-hand boutique located in Sofia on Angel Kanchen street. Its vintage Ralph Lauren, which I got for 12 leva (or around 6 euro). If that isn’t a good deal, than I don’t know what is. The best thing about wearing the shirt is that whether you style it with jeans or a skirt, it adds a very subtle touch of class to the whole look.
The bag I got from a random shop in Fez, Morocco, but I am sure you can find a similar one almost every where since they are so trendy right now. For example I saw nice models in Zara.
The jeans were worn by my mother about 20 years ago and have stayed in her closet ever since. About a year ago, she gave them to me and until now, they are one of my most worn piece. I think that they are the perfect denim color and compliment my style and fit really well.
I really hope you enjoyed this mini look book. If you would like to see more amazing photos, go follow @m.art.in.photo on Instagram!
Since I was a little girl I have always loved looking at the pages of fashion magazines and imagining that someday I will be as stylish as the models on the photos. Unfortunately I have always been too scared to show off my body or wear something that may be disliked from the people around me. A short time ago I finally decided that I want to get out of my comfort zone and start dressing up how ever I like. Continue reading “CODE RED”→