I often write about shopping one's closet on this little blog of mine. Not only is shopping our closet a sustainable thing to do, it also helps us to get to know our closet. How can you really know your wardrobe options if you don't style and wear your clothes? The potential of every clothing item increases with a bit of tender love and care (TLC). One of the things I love about shopping one's closet is the opportunity to create stories with our clothing items. When we care about a clothing item, we're more likely to take good care of it and that can help make us more environmentally conscious. Most people could really benefit from learning how to take better care of their clothes, that's for sure. We live in an era of 'wear it then throw it'. This consumerist approach is what makes fashion industry such a horrible polluter. We can all help to change that with our every day choices. Good news is that we can all help it in a variety of ways. From buying vintage or independent designer pieces to shopping our closets and taking better care of our clothes so they would last longer, there are so many strategies we can adopt to make our personal fashion choices more sustainable.
This denim skirt from Amadeus (a Croatian denim brand I've been faithful to for years but I've never collaborated with them or something like that) is one of my favourite pieces. I even illustrated it twice (here and here) and you know that I rarely illustrate my own outfits so that must mean this skirt is really important to me. I do love a good denim skirt, don't you? Today outfit proposal is easy to put together. A casual but feminine spring styling that fits a number of occasions. This is the second time I'm wearing this skirt this spring, and if you want you can see my early spring denim skirt styling here. Not that my early spring styling is much different from the outfit I'm sharing with you today. May is coming to its end, but days are still rainy and fresh. If you look closer, you'll notice that I'm holding an umbrella in some of these shots. What is a girl to do when spring isn't warm and sunny? Well, dress appropriately for the weather. As I said many times on this blog, a great way to create that spring vibe while being dressed warmly enough is to rely on colours and patterns. Light colours like white can help bring spring in mind. Bold colours and patterns can also be a great choice. Finally, spring accessories can be another way to create that seasonal feeling.
|BLAZER: OLD, BOHEMIAN BLOUSE: ZAFUL (same here), DENIM SKIRT: AMADEUS (SIMILAR HERE), SUNGLASSES: DM (yes, the German chain of retail stores), HEELS: Peko|
A BOLD RED BLAZER PAIRED WITH A DENIM SKIRT AND A BOHO TOPThis is not the first time I'm pairing this red blazer with this denim skirt, because the two seem like such a perfect pairing. I'm a big fan of wearing crayon red with denim. When it comes to wearing denim, I like to either pair it with something classic ( like white or black) or with a bold shade ( like crayon red or yellow). I wanted this outfit to feel like a spring outfit despite the day being pretty fresh, so I layered this denim skirt with a blazer and wore a white bohemian style top underneath (it's actually a boho dress so I got even more layering down). This also served to dress this denim skirt up a little. That brings me to my next point....
DRESSING UP A DENIM SKIRTA denim skirt is a great classic. One thing I like about it is the fact that it is so easy to dress it up. All you need is a nice bag and a pair of heels. For this outfit I opted for this chic leather bag I got as a present from a friend. I paired my heels with tights to keep warm. Accessories are a lovely way to dress any outfit up too. A nice pair of sunglasses always comes in handy and the same goes for a pretty pair of earrings. Statement earrings are one of the trends I'm really happy to see around.
I'll also include a photograph from one of my old posts. Just in case some of you are enjoying warming weather right now and are looking for some outfits that are more late spring/ early summer appropriate. If it was warmer, the outfit bellow is probably what I'll be wearing. We've already established that I like the combo of bold red and denim. You know having a blog really makes shopping one's closet that easier. It is like having a virtual closet you can access anytime you want. I know us bloggers sometimes complain about the down sides of blogging, and while they are definitely there, we can't deny that blogging has its perks as well. Blogging helps us capture moments, teaches us about the importance of editing (and thus prioritizing), engages our creative skills and makes us learn new things. There are definitely benefits to blogging, as time consuming as it surely is. Do you agree?
|A SIMILAR COMBINATION I WORE IN SUMMER|
The location for these photographs is Mostar city. If you want to know more about this city, you're welcome to check some of my older posts, such as MOSTAR AS A SPRING DESTINATION and
HOW TO FIND PHOTO-WORTHY DESTINATIONS IN MOSTAR. Bellow is a list of links with posts that are abundant in photographs of Mostar city for those of you who want to see more.
1. You can see Mostar from the bird perspective in my previous posts (here, here and here).2. One of my favourite streets in Mostar here and here.3. Musala bridge (also known under its old name Tito's bridge here and here)4. You can see photographs of Mostar's catholic cathedral here.5. You can see images of Mostar and its famous Nertva river here, here and here.6. You can see the park area of one of its most iconic catholic churches here.7. You can see both photographs of old bridge and my drawing of it here.8. Another one of my favourites when it comes to streets here.9. You can see photographs of Croatian cultural centre/theater here , here , here , here and here.10. You can see photographs of the main city park here here, here, here and here.11. You can see images of Spanish square here, here , here , here and here.12. You can see photographs of Custom's bridge here and here.13. You can see photographs of the new bridge here and here.
As always, thank you for reading & commenting. Have a lovely rest of week! Take care.