As someone who is a life-long lover of clothes, shoes and bags, starting a fashion blog was a no-brainer. But I’ve always had an inner conflict with fashion blogging because it promotes excessive consumption… all the time! Not only is that hard on our wallets but it perpetuates the destructive waste of fast fashion.
I’m guilty of being one of those people who opens her closet in the morning and exclaims “I have NOTHING to wear!” So, when I first heard the term “slow fashion” I was immediately curious. Does that mean I should stop buying new clothes all together? No. But what it does mean is taking a more thoughtful approach to purchasing rather than buying anything that struck my fancy. Slow fashion focuses on the quality and longevity of the product you buy. Think about it. Have you ever bought an article of clothing and after only a few wears and washes it starts to unravel? I have and it’s not a great feeling.
So, what does this mean for the content on With Love, Amanda? It means that you will see me rewear pieces of clothing in different outfit posts. I know, being seen in the same thing more than once is one of the seven deadly sins of fashion blogging. It also means you’ll see how I restyle various pieces in order to get the most use out of them and hopefully it inspires you to do the same with similar items that you might already have.
Of course part of the fun of following blogs like this is the discovery aspect of new things which I promise will be a part of this as well. When I do buy new pieces you’ll know I’m purchasing through the lens of quality materials, longevity and fit.
I’m excited to begin this new phase for With Love, Amanda and hope you find value in the content I create!
Questions or ideas on content that you’d like to see on the blog? Leave ’em in the comments or reach out to me directly via the contact page.