October is #FairTradeMonth and so throughout the month I’ll be sharing some reasons that shopping ethically and fair trade is SO important. And one of the things that goes hand in hand with ethical fashion is finding your own personal style.
There is *so* much to be said for your own personal style. That outfit that is your “go-to” when you need that extra boost of confidence. The top that feels like a second skin. The shoes that you just feel amazing in. The dress you love that falls in all the right places.
THAT is your personal style! Personal style *doesn’t* mean following along with every current trend (not that trends are bad!), it’s about being true to who you are and how YOU feel comfortable dressing.
In the ethical and fair trade fashion world, finding your personal style is so important because so many fast fashion pieces (i.e. the really trendy stuff that’s very cheaply made) come from those factories where people aren’t treated well.
When you discover and stick to your personal style, that means you can buy less stuff, but it can be higher quality and made to last.
For me? The denim jacket from ABLE was an investment, but I have quite literally worn it over 100 times in the year and a half that I’ve owned it. I love wearing a denim jacket with just about anything. That’s a huge part of my personal style.
This convertible tote from Sseko Designs can be worn as a backpack, crossbody, shoulder bag, or just on my arm. The gorgeous leather and multi-functionality makes it a bag that will last me for YEARS and years and years.
When it comes to jewelry, I love pieces that can go with just about anything. This necklace and earrings from Wind Blown jewelry are hand made here in Raleigh by women in vulnerable situations. The pieces are gorgeous and I wear them ALL the time!
Quality is another one of the reasons why I love my boots from The Root Collective. I’ve worn them hundreds of times and they still look amazing. Each pair is made with people in mind. It’s a whole different kind of investment piece.
Now tell me… how would you describe your personal style? How does your personal style impact your purchasing choices?