One thing you might not know about me, or wouldn’t have guessed, is that my other big interest besides fashion is the environment. My guilty pleasure is binge watching environmental documentaries, reading tons of literature/websites and signing endless petitions for causes I support. The thing is, all of this seems so at odds with the frivolous fast fashion we’re surrounded by. I try to feel better about this by being green in other ways; buying local organic foods, being fully vegetarian, even using wind energy as my energy provider. When it comes to fashion, or more accurately my style, I feel much more restricted with my options for going green. Unfortunately my bank balance won’t stretch to Stella McCartney, sigh, so instead I’m attempting the “buy less wear more” ethos. I’ve said before on the blog that I’d rather invest in forever pieces (timeless and well made) than the throwaway trends that won’t survive longer than a season, and let’s face it aren’t made to either.
So with that in mind the above were recent ‘investments’ from Whistles that sum up perfectly the minimalism and timelessness I’ve been aiming for, which doesn’t need to mean boring. I had my eye on the Haru trousers all season and couldn’t believe my luck when I found the last pair on sale in my size, I’ve already got so much wear out of them I know they’ll be a firm staple. Turtlenecks have been my unfaltering uniform for the past few winters anyway and pretty much as classic as it gets. This navy one is very lightweight and cropped so I can see it being worn with a vintage suede skirt and birks when the weather warms up, as well as recycled and layered up again for those those chilly winters to come.
Trousers: Whistles // Turtleneck: Whistles // Trainers: Sandro // Bangle: Celine // Watch: Daniel Wellington //