Sustainable Style: How to Mix Trendy Pieces With Classics
My last post about the lovely Canadian accessories designer studio Knots & Pipes resulted in my being generously gifted a pair of beautiful cream tassel earrings, where the beads have been repurposed from estate costume jewelry. Accessories are an easy way to make your closet more current without having to spend a fortune. After learning more about Heather’s slow-fashion and design process, some new jewelry shopping criteria came to light for me as I continue on this sustainable journey:
- locally-made or made in a fair-trade environment
- second-hand or estate (for fine jewelry)
- recycled or repurposed materials
- have features that won’t date easily
For a minimalist especially, accessories like these tassel earrings can also inject some much needed personality to a closet that is full of neutrals and classic pieces. The reason why I love these in particular? The clean lines and neutral colour work just as well with my every day uniform of jeans and a button down, as well as with my dressier outfits. Timeless features like a neutral colour and classic design elements will give your accessories more wear power in your closet.
Earrings: c/o Knots & Pipes (new!) / Shirt: AG (2 years old) / Purse: Coach, consignment from Alfred & Co (7 months old) / Sunnies: Modo at Merivale Vision Care (6 months old) / Belt: Banana Republic (1 year old) / Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (3 years old) / Shoes: Unisa (new!)