Lest you think all I do is wear skinny jeans and boots, here is one of my more casual outfits. But I had never tried lip stains before this and I must say I’m a changed woman … One of my favorite things Ella taught me was to set myself up for success.I love these jeans but as I’m (slowly) losing weight, they are starting not to fit. Meaning, set up outfits beforehand so when I’m busy in the morning with the kids, I don’t have to think about what I’m going to wear.It doesn’t help that top fashion bloggers, You Tube stars, and other online influencers shop like it’s a sport and are constantly sharing their latest purchases via an #OOTD post or haul video.If sustainable fashion was “in” it would be a different story.A lot of small changes add up, similar to growing your hair.It may not change much overnight, but when you compare it to six months ago it can be such a huge difference.But the majority of millennials are reckless consumers, buying cheap trendy disposable clothes and accessories from big box retailers like ASOS, Zara, H&M, Missguided, and Forever 21 as either a casual way to be social, a stress-relieving leisure activity during lunch breaks, or as a less expensive alternative to booking an appointment with a therapist. How do we explain the steady rise of the fast fashion market?
Everywhere you read, people are claiming that millennials are obsessed with sustainability, minimalism, and consciousness, for example Forbes and Nielsen.When it comes to fashion, I’m all about looking polished.But the problem is that lately, I’ve been standing in front of my overflowing wardrobe thinking I have NOTHING to wear.And I can see now from the pictures that the skinny jeans actually look better even though they are closer to my skin. I open my closet, decide what outfit I feel like wearing, and put it on.Now, when I go shopping, I think of what Ella taught me and I’m way more selective in what I buy.