Thursday, 2 February 2017

Ethical Plus Size Fashion-Outfit Inspiration

A recent Dispatches TV programme Undercover Britain's Cheap Clothes  has sparked more discussion about how  to source ethical plus size clothing. To see well known fashion bloggers and style influencers starting to ask questions about the origins of fast fashion makes me so hopeful and happy. 
I have written before here about how to incorporate pre-loved and independent clothing into a plus size wardrobe  and today's look is an example of the type of outfit you can put together, buying ethically sourced and second hand clothing.

One thing I often find is that tee shirts and short sleeved tops will fit me even in a size or two down because they have some stretch. As its sometimes harder to find bigger sizes in charity shops I will often team tee-shirts I find (like the one I'm wearing here) which include cool prints or fabric, with a plain long sleeved top underneath. It allows you to create warmer less casual looking outfits without worrying that they wont fit your upper arms. 
I fell in love with Lulu Guinness eyelash and doll face deigns a few years ago so have been trying to source something similar for a while. Making a list of items you covet is a tip I have shared before and it is crucial when trying to curate a stylish thrifted wardrobe. Knowing what you really want for your clothing collection (and when you start to think of clothing as items to be collected with love and care it really changes your shopping habits) will make you better able to spot special finds when attending clothes swaps, jumble sales or rummaging in charity stores.

My leggings are new and were purchased from PeopleTree so I know they are ethically made, my skirt is from a chazza and my shoes are from Vegetarian shoes so I know they are made in ethical conditions and don't include animal products.

 My hair colour and make up is also all Vegan and cruelty free. Why am I at pains to point this out?  Because I hope to show that choosing more thoughtful fashion and beauty doesn't have to mean you are compromising on style. 
I feel great in this outfit and the fact that I've left a slightly lighter ethical/eco footprint (with to be honest not too much hassle) makes me love it even more.

 These photos were taken during a promo shoot for the new Nicky Rockets Colouring Book 

We released Volume One this week and the response has been amazing-thanks so much for everyone's support.

Taking a more ethical approach to clothing doesn't have to mean relinquishing your love for style and fashion stories. I've never been more excited about the looks I'm putting together and feel I have really found my identity. It's a total win win and I'm so glad I've made this life change. 
if you are thinking about changing your approach to the clothes you buy and would like me to write more about this do let me know.

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