Something I value about Instagram is how at its best it can foster a community of people going through similar personal journeys. It can serve as a source of inspiration and provide visual how-tos for living better. As a designer and a consumer, I feel a connection with the slow fashion community. I’ve found inspiration among a handful of IG accounts dedicated to sharing the evolution of their personal style as they move away from consuming cheaply made fashion.
Part of this awareness is about learning which pieces have the most value in your wardrobe and eliminating what doesn’t. Instead of buying lots of low-quality pieces, it’s about investing in fewer well-made pieces you love and wearing the hell out of them. Allison Karaba of The Thoughtful Closet is one member of the slow fashion community who does a great job of documenting her journey into becoming a conscious consumer. Allison’s style journey is all about cultivating a minimal wardrobe made up of high-quality, timeless and comfortable pieces. All of the items in Allison’s wardrobe were purchased from ethical & sustainable fashion brands or secondhand.
Each season, Allison puts together a capsule of wardrobe items meant to express her style and simplify her life. Since Allison’s philosophy of dress is one that aligns with ZX’s core principals, I invited her to write a guest post on the blog. Below, Allison shares a few outfits plus notes from her summer capsule styled with the Luna Mule in Obsidian. Enjoy!
“Since I’ve gone back to a full-time job, I found that I was lacking closed toe shoes that would work for more formal occasions. While I looked for a piece to fill that hole, I realized that I also wanted to make sure whatever I decided to add would be a versatile element in my closet. I wanted a flat instead of a heel (because while I love heels, most days I cave and go with a flat…) I also knew that I wanted it to be a neutral color and something that would be classic and timeless. In steps the Luna mule! So for today’s post I wanted to show how I incorporated the Luna mule into my closet :)”
see Allison’s full Summer Capsule here
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