#30Wears

Thursday, June 15, 2017

 I've set myself a little goal to work on within the Fast Fashion Fast challenge  - to wear my most recent purchase 30 times or more before the end of the challenge.

Inspired by Livia Firth and her #30Wears campaign which urges us to ask “Will I wear it a minimum of 30 times?” before making a clothing purchase, to challenge the idea of fast fashion.

I purchased this glorious green skirt as a result of one of my mindless scrolling though the ASOS app moments. I wore it the very next day with a pre-loved tee and my trusty Toms. I keep telling myself that these shoes won't last much longer but they just keep going - these have most definitely been worn more than 30 times!

I wore this outfit to the Suffolk Show. The pockets (look at those pockets!!) came in handy on multiple occasions, I was able to sit on the floor comfortably without fear of flashing my under garments, and, as it's a slightly thicker fabric, there was no chance of it billowing up when the breeze got over excited.

I really enjoyed wearing this skirt. I want to wear it a whole lot more, more than 30 times in fact. It's not that it would hang in my wardrobe unworn otherwise, I just want to wear it and stick two fingers up at those who say you shouldn't be seen in the same outfit twice. Clothes are made to be worn and enjoyed time and time again, they're not disposable.

And I do enjoy a challenge of the wardrobe variety.

How would you style this skirt?

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22 comments

  1. This is such a great idea for a challenge- and that skirt is a beauty!

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    1. thank you, it's so nice to wear!

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  2. That skirt is classic 1980s with the Basque waist and big pockets, it looks great.
    What an interesting challenge to get the most out of any new purchases.
    I'd probably have to live until I'm at least 150 (or get changed 3 times a day) to get that much wear from my vintage gear, there's so much of it! xxx

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  3. I love the colour of this skirt! I'd style it with a tucked in white & black striped t-shirt and tan sandals - I'm so predictable!

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    1. It was the colour that attracted me to it. As for the the outfit, I can manage a stripe tee and tan sandals, I'll call it 'The Janet' ;)

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  4. What a gorgeous skirt! Fashion is not really my thing; I must admit I wouldn't know what to wear with this as I don't know what to do with non-standard waistlines (even though I think they're beautiful!). I do have a couple of pieces that are bright green, though, and I love taking them out when I want to wear something that makes me feel glamorous.

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    1. The waistband is a little different to me too so we'll see how I get on. I love bright green, I think it's one colour that looks better on brunettes (hurrah!). I have a green evening dress that make me feel all the glam, it's a nice alternative to black.

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  5. That's a good challenge. It's easy to buy something on impulse and then shove it to the back of the wardrobe.

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    1. I used to have loads of unworn things but I'm improving!

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  6. Wonderful skirt, love the colour (my favourite!) and those pockets! I'm sure I'd be wearing it at leat 30 times. I've got a couple of vintage tops which would go nicely with it. xxx

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    1. I had an inkling that you'd like it ;)
      I have a few tops to wear with it, and I have to admit to a few pre-loved tops being purchased with this very skirt in mind, but as I'm going to be wearing it a lot I felt it was OK.
      xx

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  7. That skirt is GORGEOUS! Gotta love a skirt with pockets :-)
    I don't know what I'd wear with it - probably a vest top and cardi!

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    1. I have just the cardy to wear :)

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  8. Your skirt is lovely I would style with either a red crop top or a broderie basque top and gold still ethos with a wide brim hat. I have always asked myself when buying something whether I would wear it as many times as the pounds on the price tag. It's a good budget guide. I am enjoying your blog found you via Vix.

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    1. It would look fab with red wouldn't it? I have some rose gold brogues that will definitely feature in an outfit.
      Welcome to my blog *waves*, finding blogs through others is my favourite way to find a new blog :)

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  9. Love this skirt! I think I would try it with a little crop top cause I feeling brave at the moment 😂 Love the challenge too!

    Charlotte | www.discoveringcharlotte.co.uk

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    1. I'm not sure I'm brave enough for a crop top, but I have got one that's shorter than normal :)

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  10. Ooo yeah look at those pockets!

    I met up with some of my friends from uni a few weeks back, and one of them noticed the bag I was using was one I'd bought when I was a student (11 years ago!) - I've definitely got my 30+ wears out of that one!

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    1. That's impressive. I don't think I can match 11 years but I do have some items getting on for 6 years. Bags and shoes seem to be the things that last the longest for me.

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  11. That is a fab, fab skirt! Such a bright and cheerful shade and yes, your modesty will be protected sitting in the grass! I would wear with a grey vest top!

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    1. It's so lovely to wear, wearing it 30 times isn't going to be difficult at all. I don't have a grey vest top, but I do have another grey t-shirt that will be pulled out and worn with this.

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