In this series I would like to show that a wardrobe built on a few mixable basic pieces can bring you a lot of options, save you money and time while enabling you to still express your style. With a few carefully selected accessories you can add a different style everyday to any simple outfit and that is the key to mastering slow fashion.
I have asked Lara from onesavvymother.com to help me create a couple of different styled outfits using her ethical accessories collection and share her story. I hope you’ll like it. 🙂
“I’ve always loved accessories. It started when my grandmother echoed that old adage “your shoes and handbags should always match”. Not being satisfied with that, I took it a step farther. Now I say “accessories are a great way to add flair & function to a capsule wardrobe”. No matter if you are wearing clothes that are 30 years or 30 minutes old, the accessories are the icing on the cake. Where else can you find balance & enhance with color? There is now a large selection to choose from that are made by ethical fashion brands.
Here are 3 ways to jazz up a simple outfit.
- Add socks (shown are Ozone Designs sheer stripe) Wearing socks can keep you warmer, stop rubbing that even expensive shoes are capable of and add balance to an outfit that is top heavy or even too bland. Perhaps you want to add a splash of color? Socks are perfect for that too.
- Add a scarf (shown is organic cotton scarf by Letol France) to add color around your face or blend your outfit colors together, add an accessory that has multiple uses, an added layer of warmth or cover up when the wind blows. Choosing a scarf that is large enough to act as a shawl and you’ve now got a cover-up for the beach, at the movies or anytime the air is chilly.
- Add a hat to your outfit (shown Flora Bella Cheyenne in Indigo) Whether it’s a summer crochet raffia, cloche, cowboy, fedora, cap or wool beanie a hat wearer shows she’s in control & not afraid to take control (even if you don’t feel like this- just fake it until you make it). Add pizzazz to any bland tshirt and jeans outfit.
The One Savvy Mother mission is to empower women to take command of their wardrobes and of their impact on our planet. Choosing key pieces from our product lines allow women to boost their current wardrobes, keeping their closets current and on point with items that meet and exceed the very highest fashion standards, and complement our consumers’ desires to preserve our planet. One Savvy Mother allows consumers to shop, and to be, stylish and sustainable.