Kate Lapping, The HAI Blog
‘Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak,’ says Rachel Zoe. So what does my style really say about me? Does my clothing align with my values, or does it simply align with my aesthetic? When I buy from certain retailers, to what am I actively contributing?
Recently, I have found myself asking these questions -and more- with regards to who makes my clothes and what values I am willing to compromise on for the sake of a T-shirt. Sure, I might think I look good in my new top, but what does life look like for the person that stitched it together? Looking back on the fleeting trends of the last few years (shout out to the killer velvet tracksuit and knock-off Uggs combo), I am no longer just readdressing my wardrobe faux pas but I am also revisiting my flawed outlook on fashion consumption.