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Confessions of an outfit repeater (ft. my fall uniform)

Confessions of an outfit repeater (ft. my fall uniform)

A concept I’ve been wrapping my head around in regards to slow fashion is the “uniform.” 

We’ve been socialized to believe that outfit repeating isn’t fashionable and that we constantly need to buy new clothes to be trendy and stylish. The reality is that the earth is suffering because of our addiction to buying new clothes, and that regular people (i.e. not celebrities or the ultra-rich) can’t afford to not repeat outfits. 

A broke girl’s guide to sustainable and ethical fashion

A broke girl’s guide to sustainable and ethical fashion

So you care where your clothes are made and how, but can’t afford to buy organic cotton, artisan-made, fair trade everything? Yeah, me neither.

Before I began my slow fashion journey, the aspect of sustainable and ethical fashion that seemed most daunting to me was the price tag. But I’ve since learned there’s more to this conscious fashion lifestyle than just buying from (usually pricey) brands that tout their sustainability and ethics.

Here are some tips to help you be a more conscious consumer at any budget!

The world’s most comfortable shoe??? / Allbirds wool loungers review

The world’s most comfortable shoe??? / Allbirds wool loungers review

The last place I thought I’d turn to for fashion inspiration is Silicon Valley, but it turns out that techies are on to something with their latest shoe obsession. Made of super-soft merino wool, Allbirds are the sustainable sneakers taking over the tech world’s hearts and soles, with the Internet calling them “the world’s most comfortable shoes”—and they’re so cute that I had to try them on for size!

Why should we care about sustainable and ethical fashion, anyway?

Why should we care about sustainable and ethical fashion, anyway?

In the past five months, I’ve learned a lot about sustainable and ethical fashion. If you’ve followed along, thanks so much for learning and growing with me. What I’ve realized from talking to this community is that a lot of you are interested in learning more about sustainable and ethical fashion, but have no idea where to even start—and my blog has been a messy diary of my own fumbling journey into slow fashion, rather than a comprehensive guide.

I want restitchstance to be your starting place (like it was mine!), and a space where we can learn and help each other do less harm with more style. From now on, I’ll work to create more informational content to guide your slow fashion journey, in addition to styling and lifestyle inspiration.

Today, we’re going back to the basics. Let’s talk about what sustainable and ethical fashion is in the first place and why it matters.

How shopping sustainably helped me define my personal style

How shopping sustainably helped me define my personal style

One of the biggest concerns I had about switching to sustainable and ethical fashion was that this change would limit my style choices. After all, the selection is much narrower and the price point higher—and sustainable fashion is all about buying fewer things.

Fast forward to now, four months into my slow fashion (and blogging) journey, and I’ve found the exact opposite to be true. Making more mindful choices about the items I buy has been incredibly freeing. Instead of anxiously following the trends that the fast fashion industry spends billions of dollars convincing us we need to follow to be stylish, I’ve been able to focus on what’s most important to my own aesthetics and define my personal style on my own terms.

Should I go organic (cotton, that is)? / Synergy Organic Clothing review

Should I go organic (cotton, that is)? / Synergy Organic Clothing review

As a relative newbie to the world of sustainable and ethical fashion, one of the most confusing things to me has been trying to figure out what exactly is sustainable or ethical, and what’s just a gimmick to make a company sound good. In particular, the word “organic” seems to be everywhere in the world of sustainability—but it’s often questionable what that actually means or why it’s good for the earth. So let’s break it down with one of the most common and environmentally harmful textiles: cotton.

The perfect summer sandal / Nisolo review

The perfect summer sandal / Nisolo review

If there were a pair of sandals that could make you feel like your life is insta-perfect instead of the mess that it actually is, it’s these slides from Nisolo! Read on to see why these ethically-made sandals have become a staple in my summer […]

Happy six months! (with my IUD)

Happy six months! (with my IUD)

As promised, I’m checking in six months after getting my Mirena. This is the third part of my IUD series (read part one, about the procedure, and part two, about the initial side effects).

Remember those leggings I wouldn’t shut up about? They’re back, with sports bras! / Girlfriend Collective review

Remember those leggings I wouldn’t shut up about? They’re back, with sports bras! / Girlfriend Collective review

If you haven’t heard of Girlfriend Collective, they were the brand blowing up the internet last year with their scammy-sounding “free leggings” (you just had to pay $20 for shipping from Vietnam and wait like 4 months lol). HOWEVER, they are not a scam (yay), and actually make high-quality athletic wear from recycled water bottles in responsible factories. They’re launching their full line this summer with their internet-famous leggings and new sports bras in drool-worthy colors.

Summertime sustainability: Conscious (and cute) swimwear brands

Summertime sustainability: Conscious (and cute) swimwear brands

If you’re looking forward to welcoming summer with some splashin’ in a body of water, you may be wondering where you can purchase a cute swimsuit that hasn’t contributed to climate change or pollution or landfill waste or the exploitation of workers. I mean, is that too much to ask for??? No, it’s not! I’ve rounded up some conscious brands that make swimsuits you’ll want to wear not only this summer, but for many summers to come.