HOW DRESSING FOR YOUR
BODY TYPE AND COLORING,
CAN BE AN IMPORTANT PART
OF SUSTAINABLE FASHION
To buy less, analyze what your best colors, shapes, and prints are, and your favourite materials. That way you know what to build your wardrobe around, and can skip unnecessary purchases that will end up not being used.
After I figured out what I actually wear and what I don’t, I hardly ever make shopping mistakes anymore.
The trick is to accept the style you like, and stop trying to «have one in every style and color». I know that my two main styles are either classic retro looks or edgy sci-fi vibes. So, kind of fairytale or future.
I wear polkadots, florals, tropical prints, lace, mesh, patent, faux leather, metallics, velvet, geometric prints, sequins.
I wear golden yellow, tomato red, warm green, peachy pink, white, and black, black, and black. To name some of my best CLEAR WARM soft colors and prints.
I have a Skittle body type, so that means a-line skirts, wide shoulder straps, maxi or midi skirt lengths, fitted waists, and block heals on shoes.
This analysis makes it clear what is a safe investment and what’s something that looked good on someone else. Know yourself, to know your style.
For example, a royal blue, bold striped dress with a pencil style skirt would look amazing on my hight contrast, DEEP COOL soft, Brick body type, sister, but it’s not my colors, contrast level, and not my shape. It just wouldn’t feel right on me.
It’s important to recognize what feels right on you vs. something you loved on someone else, so that you buy things that you love to wear, instead of love, but never feel like wearing.
(Ps! If you’ve read about the body types on idealiststyle.com. I’m obviously "cheating" with the ankle straps, as that’s not right for the Skittle body type. However, because everything else is right for my type, you can’t tell that one thing is off #Howtocheatforyourbodytype. I'll get more into that topic later).
Dress for your body type and coloring, but most of all dress for your personality. There is nothing more sustainable than shopping smart, because if you have what you need and you love what you have, then you don't need to buy new very often. Nothing is better for the environment than just buying less. Also, loved clothes last.
ETHICAL AND PERSONALIZED STYLE, FOR A "GOOD FOR YOU" WARDROBE.
Idealist style is a website and "slow blog" dedicated to ethical fashion and personalized style, including tips on how to find your very own "slow fashion" style by using color analysis, the body types system, and other slow fashion tips.»