If not now, then when? Has there ever been a more poignant time for us to explore our fashion choices, study our style and perhaps reassess them both. We have always complained about not having enough time.. well here you go.. Plenty of it! I think what is worth mentioning first and foremost, is the principle under which this article is based, which is that COVID-19 is a by-product of our unhealthy and unsustainable practices.
1 || Reassess The Sustainability of Your Fashion Practices
I mean, if you don’t consider the environment when making fashion choices, then you have learned nothing from COVID-19. What you buy and how you buy it plays a role in the state of the world today. Yes you, you are responsible..Each and every one of us is a small cog in the eco-system of the world. So, now is the time to consider the shipping of your items for example. You order your item from Amazon to save $10, instead of purchasing it locally. But do you know the environmental cost of that shipping?..Much more than $10. How ethical is your fashion? Are you feeding the greedy fast-fashion industries or are you willing to buy less.. Do you want to support eco-friendly fashion? The questions are plenty, and ultimately they will depend on your personal shopping style. The only constant is the need for reassessment. I for one have decided to buy less, but buy better. The luxury items I have accumulated over the years have endured, making a great return on investment for me personally.
2 || Do You Have Any Regrets?
As you sit and do nothing on your couch, you may be thinking about all those habits that you will surely break once this is all over.. In retrospect do you feel that you spend too much on fashion, or perhaps not enough.. Or do you regret the fact that you never wore your pieces enough.. or maybe you didn’t care for them well enough.. What ever thoughts come to mind, address them. I regret the items that sat in boxes.. Once this is all over, I will wear my Valentino Rockstud shoes more regularly. I will take my diamond necklace out of the safe, and wear it almost everyday..
3 || When You Think About All The Things You Will Do, What Are You Wearing?
Often what we wear most of the time is dictated by what we do a lot of the time. If you have a 9-5 job, you will invariably be dressed in work attire. If you are raising a young family, yummy mummy sweats sound more like it.. But what if these uniforms were dictated to you, and don’t actually reflect who you truly are…So, what are you wearing when you daydream about your post-corona life? Chances are you’ll be dressed in a way that best reflects your true self. The challenge is to incorporate that true self into your daily life. Im a sophisticated 17 year old rapper in my daydreams..Still working on how I’m going to make it work in real life.. Needless to say I have time to think about it 😉
4 || It’s Time To Clean Out Your Wardrobe
The simplest way to understand your current state of style affairs is by cleaning out your closet. In an instant your best purchases will become apparent. Your bad habits will also surface, because seriously how many pairs of light blue girlfriend jeans do you actually need? Another thing that will become apparent is how well you understand your personal style. Too much of the same thing.. or nothing the same. There needs to be a happy balance, between hero pieces, color schemes and staples. Too many hero pieces and nothing matches the other, too many color ways and you wonder what really suits you best, and as for staples, well that’s just boring..
5 || What Do You Dream Of?
The post-COVID era, is a new beginning if you are up for it.. So why not adopt the same approach to fashion. It is the perfect time for a vision board.. As you compile your favorite images, a pattern will emerge. Take this pattern seriously as it reflects who you truly are. You may not achieve everything at once. It may take a couple of seasons to create the look of your dreams, but if you’ve got it down somewhere, it’s hard to forget.