Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Fast Fashion or Timeless?


I feel like it's a common misconception that there are only two types of fashion - fast or timeless. You can either be that cool Instagram girl rocking the latest Primark trends or the classic Pinterest one oozing effortless Parisian chic in her cashmere sweater she owns in five colours. Well I, for one, am neither of these. Maybe that's why I feel like I don't have a distinctive style identity, but I think it's also why I never get bored of getting dressed. My wardrobe isn't full of this season's latest trends, but it's also not filled solely with style classics I could wear over and over. It's a bit of both and that's the way I like it.

Another common misconception is that fast fashion is a waste of money so you should spend a bit more on the basics that will never go out of style because it'll be a better investment. I agree that good quality basics are an excellent investment for your wardrobe (to some degree - you're never going to find me spending double figures on a white t-shirt), but I also think that the amount of wear I'll get this year out of, for example, my cheap gingham top from Primark makes up for the fact that I might go off it next year (although it's also hard to imagine that I will). In short, I tend to wear my fast fashion items a lot in a short space of time, I won't wear my timeless classics as frequently, but will have them for much longer and keep going back to them. So basically, I support both sides of this common debate.




Another thing I find happens to me is that sometimes items I would have considered fast become timeless when I realise that instead of being a passing trend for me it's actually something I'm going to love for years to come even if it goes out of fashion. So maybe you clicked on this blog post because you wanted an answer to the question I posed in the title - fast fashion or timeless? Well, I'm here to tell you that I love both, you shouldn't have to choose and perhaps it doesn't have to be such a big debate after all.

I feel like I've got a mixture of the two in this outfit - stripes are always going to be a timeless classic aren't they? The check blazer though is very much a trend at the moment so it's probably something I will wear to death in the coming months, but less in the future. I love the slight print clash of the two together though so it's a combo I can see myself wearing a lot. When I first got dressed on the day I took this set of photos I popped on my red trousers before deciding that I looked a little too much like Charlie Chalk and changing into some denim instead. The red trousers were going to be my example of an item that's not necessarily seen as a 'classic staple', but one which I've had in my wardrobe for years and still wear, but you'll just have to take my word for it.



Blazer - Bershka (here| Jeans - Monki (here | Top - Boohoo (here | Shoes - TX Maxx (old)

Amy x
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  1. Are these the photos you took yourself?! They are FIERCE! And I'm totally with you on this one - my wardrobe is a complete mix of the two as well, and especially like you I also have a few things that were probably 'trend' pieces at the time but have just become staples for me once the trend has passed a bit because I just loved them so much. I think I need that blazer...xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

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    1. Yeah they are! I was so chuffed with them although RBF is real haha. You should totally get the blazer... xx

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  2. You look lovely, I really like mixing trend and classic pieces too. Have a lovely day! Gemma x
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    1. Thanks Gemma, yeah a mix of the two is always good! xx

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  3. I think I am different from the 2 types of women, like you said. I like some trends, but normally I wear things I like for years. Like velvet being a trend, I wear for years, and red is my favorite color, so this is not a trend for me, like autumn/winter 17/18 trend (?) It's just something that the fashion industry releases to make people as slaves :) I think you are doing fine, I loved your coat and striped top! You look always lovely!
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    1. Same with velvet for me too! And gingham, I've always loved gingham! xx

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  4. Totally agree that there aren't just two styles, fashion is so, so much more diverse than that! Mixing the two styles can be a lot of fun :) Have a great weekend Amy!

    aglassofice.com
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    1. Definitely, I love mixing the two! Thank you lovely xx

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  5. Totally agree with you! I also love the outfit.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much lovely, it's nice to have a mix of both isn't it! x

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  6. I do try and only buy good quality on classic items like coats, boots and basics but fast fashion is great for a pick-me-up!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Yeah it's good to get classics that will last for sure! xx

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  7. Ahhhh my first proper comment didn't work!?!?!? FFS! Basically - LOVE THIS POST!
    I can't retype all now, but YES - great post!
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    1. Haha well thank you! I've had that before and it's the most annoying thing to have to retype!! xx

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