Being successfully self-sufficient is an ideal that has been pursued for decades with more people than ever now trying conspicuous consumerism, AKA living with less. It’s no secret that the cost of living is rising at an astonishing pace. Inflation is mainly to blame, and it can be difficult for many people whose wages don’t stretch to match the constant rise in price. It is for this reason that more of us than ever are choosing to be successfully self-sufficient. So what does this term mean? Self-sufficiency is all about relying on yourself alone to provide you with the means you need to live – be it food, energy, entertainment or a mixture of all three (plus a few more). How self-sufficient you can be, depends on a few different factors, such as where you live and how much time you have to devote to the cause. But if you ever wanted to get off the consumer wagon and live in a more sustainable way, here are some tips that can help you do just that.
To be effortlessly stylish, you may think that you have to be on top of every trend each time you head out the front door, which takes a lot of work. It doesn’t have to though and here are a few simple things you can do to make sure you’re always in style.
Spring jackets may be on your mind in the Northern Hemisphere as Spring is most definitely in the air. Whilst we may not be ready to put away our snuggly warm winter coat, it is time to start considering our go-to companion for the warmer weather. So check out our brilliant guide to the ultimate spring must have, the lighter jacket, and get ready to ditch the bulk and step out in style this season.
When you get dressed, what is it that you think of? Are you just dressing for yourself and you don’t really mind what others think? Or do you pick out your wardrobe and try to make a statement to the world? Fashion is an important part of life. Sometimes people underestimate just how powerful it is. Consider the slogan tshirts of Katharine Hamnett. Choose Life was worn by various celebrities and has now been reproduced by many celebrities looking to raise awareness of the plight of refugees. Whilst this might not be a trend you want to indulge in it’s worth remembering that what you wear says more about you than you might
Being eco-aware is the new mantra for a whole generation. In this highly disposable world, are you the kind of person who does their bit for the environment? The kind of person who ensures that they recycle all of their waste into the respective bins? Who is cautious about the food they eat and where it’s sourced from? Someone who not only knows what a carbon footprint is, but is actively concerned about the size of their own? And of course – you insist on only using cruelty-free makeup products. If you have such ethical concerns, then they are a part of you. A choice you make and continue to make. So is your fashion sense, of course – but the two seem destined never to meet.
Chic accessories are the antidote when you’re bored with your look. You don’t have to go shopping for a whole new wardrobe to change things up and refresh your style – all you have to do is pick some clever accessories. Choose the right chic accessories and you can add edge to your current look – or even transform yourself into a different person altogether. Here’s what to do, depending on what you’re up to and where you’re going…
There are lots of fashion mistakes with which we are all familiar and fashionistas know exactly how to steer clear of them. For example, I bet you are very familiar with the saying ‘blue and green should never be seen.’ So, hopefully, you would never wear a green top with some navy blue jeans! However, there are many more style faux pas that aren’t quite as well-known and, as a result, lots of us end up making them every day. Thankfully, I’m here to put you right! Here are four fashion mistakes you shouldn’t make ever again… after reading this blog post!
There is a beautiful concept in the Japanese style, and it is called Kawaii. Kawaii in the Japanese language means ‘pretty’ or ‘beautiful’ or ‘cute’ and I saw much of it when I was in Japan. It reached our shores a long time ago too. You’ve probably come across this idea that something intensively cute in the Japanese culture, such as a Hello Kitty lunchbox or a pair of socks with unicorn pattern. Kawaii relates to anything that is cute and fun, and it has taken over a large part of the Japanese culture, covering entertainment, food, popular culture, toy, behavior, and clothing style.
Clothing basics go way beyond your ‘smalls’ in this modern world of disposable fashion and one-season outfits. However, there are a few clothing basics that will expand your wardrobe choices. So you either have to buy them or update them. When we think about buying clothes, it’s easy to picture beautiful dresses, trendy tops, and designer jeans. But your ‘staple’ pieces are just as important, and shouldn’t be overlooked. Everyone needs good basics in their closet to be able to properly put together outfits! Here are some of the key basics you might just need to update in your wardrobe.