Why it’s important to have the Confidence to Be Yourself with Fashion & Style

Why it’s important to have the Confidence to Be Yourself with Fashion & Style

Fashion and style is a part of our everyday lives, whether you like to think it is or not. Each morning when you pick out what top to wear, or which shoes are most appropriate for the day you are making a conscious decision on how to style yourself for the day ahead. Every time you buy a new pair of jeans, whether that be from the high street, the supermarket, a charity/thrift store or a premium design house, you are buying into the fashion industry and the many different elements within it. Continue reading “Why it’s important to have the Confidence to Be Yourself with Fashion & Style”

Where to shop for Sustainable Fashion on the High Street

Where to shop for Sustainable Fashion on the High Street

You might remember back in October I wrote about Fast Fashion and its effects as one of the largest polluters to the planet, only second to the oil industry.  I also wrote about my desire to make some changes to my own shopping and lifestyle habits to reduce my consumption and also my use of Fast Fashion products, so 3 months on it’s time for a little update… Continue reading “Where to shop for Sustainable Fashion on the High Street”

A Festive Stay at The Principal Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

A Festive Stay at The Principal Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

Early December every year, I try to book some time off work to get myself organised for Christmas and jump head first into the seasons festivities. I’ve wanted to visit Edinburgh for a while now as it’s been years since my last visit there so, we decided to head up North and start our 2018 Christmas in Edinburgh. Continue reading “A Festive Stay at The Principal Charlotte Square, Edinburgh”

“I can’t wear that more than once…”

“I can’t wear that more than once…”

Fast Fashion is nothing new. Fast Fashion has been a growing aspect of the fashion industry for many years and it’s something that I researched a lot when studying my masters in Fashion Buying. I based my dissertation on the growth of Fast Fashion as well as its effect on the cost of clothing and the decline of the textiles industry in Britain, however, that was around 4 years ago and the pull of Fast Fashion is now even more extreme as our want for constant newness continues to surge. Fast Fashion has a place in all of our lives and wardrobes, but do we truly know and understand the vastness of its effects, which reach to much more than just our clothing choices each day? Continue reading ““I can’t wear that more than once…””

My Thoughts on The Ever Increasing Influence of Social Media

My Thoughts on The Ever Increasing Influence of Social Media

The increasing impact of social media is something i’ve been wanting to talk about for a while now but I put it off not wanting to sound overly negative about social media platforms and the influence they can have on our lives.

There are some completely unique and amazing opportunities to be found from using social media, as well as endless positive advantages and influences on our lives but at the same time, there has been A LOT of noise about the negative impacts some of these platforms can have – even the accusation that there is now a mental health disorder, derived specifically from an obsession of using social media.
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