Who doesn’t know the struggle of standing infront of a huge wardrobe, feeling as if you have nothing to wear? The reason for that is often very simple.
Quantity over quality.
Nowadays we get bored by things so fast. There is such a massive offer of clothing and accessories in the streets. We’re overwhelmed by lots of pieces hanging in stores, waiting for our impulse buys. Fashion bloggers show us what we should wear now and next. They make us follow this high consumerism trend by thinking that there’s a need for all those things. It’s all about the newer, the better and the key point is that we consume so many items we don’t even need and which basically don’t mean anything to us.
How I realized what quality is.
As you may know from my About Me section, I am studying fashion design in Hamburg. Let me tell you it isn’t as easy as it sounds. I love designing and sketching, and in the past months I finally discovered the fun sewing actually is. In university we had to repeat every step again and again when things went slightly wrong. If we for instance sew a seam more then 2mm away from the actual place were it should be, we had to cut it open and do it again. It’s so timeconsuming. That’s the reason why I learned to appreciate quality and good craftmanship. It’s not simple to craft higher quality clothing, but so easily seen if something is sewn slightly wrong.
Quality in personal style.
There is tons of cheap, low quality clothing out there, which is made to last you less than a few months – and it’s visible. Isn’t it a much better feeling to hold something in your hands that is well crafted and made of quality fabric? If we want a stable and lasting wardrobe that matches our personal favors and style continually, we need to go for quality instead of quantity but still maintaining our own personal style of course.
Let’s start from scratch.
Let’s start with the simple things – basics: most of us don’t invest in well fit basics, which make up the clean base of an outfit. Basics are the fundamental pieces in a wardrobe. They serve us as the playground for our more individual items. I will explain those items and in my next post. So – don’t miss tips and tricks on how to create to build your individual higher quality wardrobe.