New old trainers

Today’s rewear is a pair of Veja trainers.   (Thank you, Depop.) One of the most memorable Netflix episodes this year was in ‘The Last Dance’.  Basketball player – no, idol – Michael Jordan signed a deal with Nike to endorse a new shoe.  At the time Nike was a tiny brand compared to adidas, butContinue reading “New old trainers”

Vintage jewellery

I had a big thing a while ago for buying vintage costume jewellery. I’ve had this ages and can’t remember where it came from. Yes, vintage items are more sustainable than new ones, but there’s something more to it. I like to wonder who originally bought this, where and why. Maybe it was a gift.Continue reading “Vintage jewellery”

A Capsule Wardrobe – Would you? Should you?

The fabled capsule wardrobe is an ideal many aspire to.  The thought of getting up in the morning to be greeted by a sleek selection of just the right clothes really is appealing.  Once and for all, our wardrobe frustrations could be solved: No more ‘I’ve got nothing to wear’ days.  However, many have triedContinue reading “A Capsule Wardrobe – Would you? Should you?”

Family heirloom rewear

Yesterday’s rewear included a new (to me) Anthropologie dress – another Depop bargain. Anthropologie is a brand I like very much but is expensive, so preloved is definitely the way to go. The belt I’m wearing is significant because it originally belonged to my great-grandmother. My great-grandfather was a coal miner, so I assume sheContinue reading “Family heirloom rewear”

Three (almost totally) painless ways to make your wardrobe more sustainable

A couple of years ago I told a friend who’s an environmental consultant that I felt guilty about much I was flying.   I lived in Barcelona but was in London for work often, so I was flying loads.  I was amazed when she told me that two other things I was doing were even worseContinue reading “Three (almost totally) painless ways to make your wardrobe more sustainable”

Do you need a signature style?

How would you describe your personal style in three words? And why would you want to? If you know what you love, you’re much less likely to buy something that’s not really you. If you’ve seen ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ you’ll know that the average person has a lot of ‘meh’ clothing. And can’tContinue reading “Do you need a signature style?”