Fashion

Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.

  • Buying Your New Season Wardrobe On A Budget

    Buying Your New Season Wardrobe On A Budget

    It needs to be said, winter is coming. It’s time to dig out the layers and start wrapping up against the cold weather. It’s a great time of year for fashion thanks to some fabulous footwear, cosy coats and of course, your kitsch knitwear accessories. 

    But refreshing your winter wardrobe costs money, and many of the essentials come at a high price – something that’s not ideal when you’re strapped for cash.  (more…)

  • What Is Fast Fashion And Why Should You Avoid It?

    What Is Fast Fashion And Why Should You Avoid It?

    Have you ever wondered how cute clothes from some brands can be so cheap? Many companies focus on providing fast fashion to consumers, and chances are, you have plenty of it in your wardrobe right now. 

    Fast fashion implies the streamlining of production to get the cheapest clothes to racks at the quickest rates. People keep returning to these fast fashion stores to follow fashion trends, and this means that the clothing they buy often ends up being thrown on landfills because they just keep on buying it. New and trendy pieces end up in stores each week, but this isn’t a good thing.

    Fast fashion is actually terrible for the environment due to the sheer amount that ends up on landfills. Plus, clothes are hurriedly made in large volumes, resulting in the terrible quality – so you end up needing to buy more often. 

    There are many other reasons for not buying into fast fashion too, such as:

    • The pay and conditions that some workers must put up with – fast fashion exploits workers 
    • It can cost you more in the long run as you need to replace pieces that fall apart
    • The more you buy into fast fashion, the more you think differently about clothes -you don’t invest much in it monetarily or emotionally, it’s just to fill a gap

    When you avoid fast fashion, you can fill your wardrobe with high-quality items that last, and actually, love what you wear. 

    What Can You Do About Fast Fashion?

    There are a number of things you can do to combat fast fashion. This includes:

    Buying From Handmade/Smaller Companies

    Look into smaller and even handmade clothing companies you can buy from, and know which companies to avoid. You want to shop from high quality brands that are transparent about their manufacturing process and labor standards. You can also buy second hand on sites like Depop! 

    Avoid Buying Fakes 

    Don’t buy fake designer items. Counterfeit handbags and similar items actually have a darker background than you probably realize. 

    Look After Your Clothes 

    When you buy clothes, look after them. Don’t treat them like they are disposable. 

    Buy Clothes You Know You Can Mix And Match

    You should be wearing these pieces more than once, which means you need to be able to mix and match them with different pieces. Weigh up the cost per wear (estimating how often you’ll wear it or how long you’ll keep it) and ask yourself if it’s worth it. Figure out your personal style, too – this will mean avoiding clothing that you won’t wear. 

    Sell Your Clothes On When You’re Done With Them

    Don’t throw clothes away. Sell them on using sites like Depop or Poshmark, or give them to somebody you know will give it a good home. Social media can even be a good selling site these days. 

    Create A Capsule Wardrobe So You Don’t Feel The Need To Keep Buying 

    Put together a simplified ‘capsule’ wardrobe so you no longer feel the need to buy! 

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  • Tattoo You

    Tattoo You: Everything About Getting A Tattoo

    You’ve been thinking about it for some time and though the pain has put you off a little you’ve decided: this is it. It’s time for a tattoo.

    Whether full sleeve, entire back or an unobtrusive wrist design, choosing a tattoo should be a personal and informed choice and one that makes you smile every time you catch a glimpse of it in the mirror or when you roll up your sleeves.

    But how do you make that choice and find something that you won’t regret having adorned on your skin forever more. We talk you through the first time tattoo and how to get your dreams in ink.

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  • How to look chic in the winterHow to look chic in the winter

    Keep yourself looking chic in the later months

    As the winter months enclose us, many people will find themselves struggling with what to wear. It can be tricky because you might feel as though your options are limited, but they don’t have to be.

    There are plenty of options for you to go through in the winter months, as long as you are willing to look for them. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the ways that you can keep yourself looking chic in the winter months. You might not think that all of these choices are for you, but we can all but guarantee there is going to be something. (more…)

  • 6 Essential accessories this summer

    6 Essential accessories this summer

    With invitations to summer weddings, BBQs, and alfresco dinner parties arriving all season long, you will want to both look and feel your best, so you can have an unforgettable few months with your nearest and dearest. However, don’t just focus your attention on your clothing, and make sure you pick the perfect accessories for your style. (more…)

  • How to age gracefully

    How to age gracefully

    It’s not fun when you realize you’re heading into a part of your life where you’re not as glowing as you once were. But at this point in your life, you’re going to be more involved with more serious subjects. You may have a partner, children of your own, and perhaps even a career you dedicate yourself to. Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you cannot look good. Yet with every living creatures, it’s the same old story. Beauty doesn’t last forever and nor shall your good looks. Rather than panic and surrender yourself to not caring or making the extra effort, you should be proud to age with grace. There are many societal pressures for both men and women to look a certain way in order to be thought of a beautiful. This is due to popular culture movements that we experience in the media, movies and everyday advertisements. Generic and quite broad, none of these peer pressures should have an effect on you as an individual. Unfortunately, they do for a lot of women, and self-conscious worries can start to burrow into one’s mind. There are some effective stances you can take so your beauty doesn’t fade but evolves with time. Also read: how I unwind after a busy week (more…)

  • 6 Steps to looking better this year

    6 Steps to look your best this year

    Even if you don’t consider yourself to be a looks-orientated person, no woman can deny the importance of appearance. Looking good makes us feel good and can also have a huge impact on how we are received by other people. Therefore, unlocking your best results should be top of the agenda.    (more…)

  • Is it time to brighten up your fashion sense?

    Is it time to brighten up your fashion sense?

    Do you rely too heavily on greys and blacks? Whilst these shades go well with any other colour, you don’t want to rely too heavily on these gothic hues (unless being a goth girl is what you’re after). Your fashion sense could come across as too severe or plain dull without any bright or vibrant clothes to liven it up. Here’s how you can brighten up your fashion sense (without going overboard). (more…)