A random update: The spring is here, the spring is here! Finally. The weather switch came suddenly and a month later than last year. April and May are the sweetest months to dress for in Barcelona – I crave shedding the extra layers, the temperatures and the humidity are still pleasant, and the outfit formula is short sleeves + a light layer + bare legs. Yes!
So let’s feed the little gray cells meanwhile:
I find the whole stylist/closet app so confusing! Turns out there are people who appreciate that algorithms suggest them combining their skinnies with a t-shirt… I really should talk to somebody who enjoys this kind of service! Until then: Digital Closet Startups Want to Give You the Cher Horowitz Experience.
The notion of modest fashion is making rounds. There was already a NY Times read in December, and it popped up again this week on The Fashion Law: “Muslim Futurists” are Waiting to be Recognized, Embraced by Fashion. While obviously not buying anything on the site they were mentioning, I peaked of what their modest luxury selection looked like. Extremely expensive pretty dresses without too much cleavage or mini. That’s it, folks!
Back to basics: despite all the tempting sustainable fashion brands out there, the best thing that you can do for the sustainability in fashion is to wear the hell out of what you already have. Boom! The fast fashion stuff you already have is waaaay better for the climate than the ethical and sustainable fashion you don’t own yet. Why We Should Wear Clothes Until They’re Worn Out.
And for eudaimonia:
I’m switching to trains instead of planes whenever possible. For my next two trips I’ll be trying this strategy out on routes Barcelona-London-Barcelona and Barcelona-Brussels-London-Barcelona. Here are part of my reasons: (a) Cut your CO2 emissions by taking the train, by up to 90%, (b) Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes, (c) 27 reasons trains are better than planes. Also, I think I will enjoy it much more!
My sociologist self loves unintended consequences! Here you have one: “Concerted Cultivation” and the March For Our Lives.
What are you most looking forward this spring? What sustainability adventures are waiting for you?
I’m looking forward to spending time outside without freezing. And I’m looking forward to wearing a leather jacket instead of my winter coat. I’m so sick of it right now. I’m so ready for spring!
I’m replacing household things with more sustainable options right now. Whenever something runs out, I get something more sustainable. For example, I recently replaced my shampoo with hair soap and our shower gel with regular soap. One step at a time!
Hi, Clara! It’s coming, it’s coming, the spring will be there soon. And, sure, baby steps is the key that guarantees seamless incorporation!