Parade







Only four more days until I leave this deep freezer of a city for more snow and a blizzard in New York (why is it that everywhere I go is cold?).

On another note, it’s officially been six months since I committed myself to a fast fashion fast and I can now say that my closet has never been so… clean. I’ve been phasing fast fashion out of my closet for a while now, so it wasn’t difficult by any means to unsubscribe from Zara’s e-mail list and cease window shopping every time I popped into a mall. But what has surprised me the most since the start of my #fastfashionfast is just how ubiquitous fast fashion is. It’s no wonder that the fast fashion industry is booming. But as we all know, this boom can’t be good for anyone or anything (need I mention more about all the pollution, overconsumption, and ethical injustices caused by the fast fashion industry?). So how much longer will we be able to tell ourselves that buying a $7 t-shirt is okay? Or that a good reason to buy a dress is because it’s on sale? Or that we need a pair of shoes because it’s trendy? How much longer will it take until we realize that our clothes AREN’T disposable? When it’s too late? Well, I sure hope not, because the next generation deserves far better than a dying world. And you know, I truly believe that we can all make a difference just by changing the way we shop. So for the sake of the earth and the people who make our clothes, try challenging yourself to a #fastfashionfast 🙂

WRAY jacket, Kordal Knitwear cardigan, Open House earrings, ℅‎ Miista boots, Acne Studios jeans, vintage bag

2 Comments

  • Reply Diana Free 02.9.2017 at 4:16 pm

    I adore your outfit especially the unexpected boots. I’ve been obsessed with fashion all my life and only recently discovered the faults behind the industry. I like the fastfashionfast idea. I’ve been shopping secondhand for four years now to save money, and I’m going to continue so I don’t have to support fast fashion. I’ve slipped over the years on trendy pieces, but this year I want to avoid that.

  • Reply Alyssa 02.10.2017 at 11:56 am

    Thanks Diana for the kind words!! Love your commitment to the slow fashion movement!

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