Make Fashion Sustainable Again – Wear Convertible Clothing

By on 21/08/2019

short hair brunette in big black hat and yellow dress sitting on the steps of the park in Nice



Can #FastFashion be #SustainableFashion?⁠


In the sense of production – probably not.⁠

But since getting out of the vicious circle of consumption requires education and time, maybe at least we could try to use the stuff as long as possible?⁠

As long as we still will be buying new things, or simply couldn’t afford the clothes that are more expensive, and made with respect for resources, we should work out other ways to decrease the bad impact of fashion industry.⁠




short hair brunette in yellow dress sitting in fron to French cafe




So instead of throwing them away after one season, let’s think about how they can serve us longer.⁠


High Street Temptations




Every time I walk in Zara, H&M or other fast fashion store, I get instantly overwhelmed by the countless styling options and selection of clothes, accessories, footwear and so on. And the prices of course! Comparing to premium brand, these chains offer affordable yet very current trends. Maybe the quality isn’t too good, but on the other hand the high fashion labels also outsource their collections in Asia and South America.
Luckilly I don’t go shopping too often, because seeing new drops every two weeks would put my wallet in a high risk!


short hair brunette in yellow dress standing in narrow street of old town Nice


Price-Less Yellow Dress


As you probably know from my Instagram account I bought this yellow balloon dress on sale in H&M last Summer, for a price of 2 coffee cups.
I liked the color and style, which is quite dressy, and also covers major body flaws (in case of eating too much).



  • my belly isn’t visible when I wear it ⁠⠀
  • that shade of yellow is so juicyc) it doesn’t crease (almost)⁠⠀
  • the fabric is quite airy⁠
  • it’s convertible (I ‘m gonna show it in a moment)
  • I feel gorgeous in it!⁠⠀⁠⠀


  • it’s made of poly
  • it’s fast fashion



⁠So despite the fact I’m a conscious person – this time I need to admit that this purchase will stay with me longer. My mission of #sustainablefashion has been saved!😁⁠ ⁠⠀






That dress is awesome – I can wear it in many ways (the newest idea is to mix it wit skinny jeans or cigarette pants). Loose – if I need an extra space around my waist area, wrapped with jewelled belt in my more confident days.



short hair brunette standing at vanity table and doing makeup




close up of yellow dress and white leather belt with colored stones




short hair brynette woman in yellow dress lying on a turquoise armchair




But wearing it as a skirt has been entirely the idea of my 8 years old daughter.

Firstly I was like – nah, it would look too odd.

But out of curiosity I tried. And it was IT!


short hair brunette woman in yellow maxi skirt and black tank top standing in front of giant head sculpture





short hair brunette woman in yellow maxi skirt and black tank top holding black hat standing among trees




Cheap & pricey


Looking like million dollars when you actually own million dollars is easy (although some rich people screw it anyway).

But mixing high and accessible brands requires some skills.

The best practice is to start with accessories.



short hair brunette woman in yellow maxi skirt and black tank top holding black hat standing among trees



I pimped my look up with a big black hat, bought on a trip to Mauritius last year. I found it on a souvenir stall and it was 10x cheaper than hats in my hotel boutique.



short hair brunette woman in yellow maxi skirt and black tank top holding black hat standing among trees




This little chain purse (can be worn also around the waist) is vintage Chanel – I’ve got it from eBay. Camelia thong sandals were purchased last year at Chanel boutique in Nice (on sale), and the belt (to uprgade that chanel-y vibe), studded with glass pearls, is from Bershka.




What I was wearing


⁠Look 1

gold tone drop earrings with pearls @kennethjaylane – 2018⠀
yellow satin balloon dress @hm – 2018⠀
gold tone bracelet with pearls @kennethjaylane – 2016⠀
gold leather sandals @prada – 2012⠀

Look 2

yellow satin balloon dress @hm – 2018⠀⠀⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀
jewelled belt @dodobaror – 2018⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀
platform slingbacks @jilsander – 2008⁠⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀
bead earrings @sferaofficial – 2019⠀⁠⁠⠀⁠⠀


Look 3

black bodysuit @hm – 2019⁠
⁠yellow satin balloon dress @hm – 2018⠀⠀⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠
black belt with glass pearls @bershka – 2017⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠
black thong sandals @chanelofficial – 2018⠀⁠⁠⠀⁠
⁠chained wallet @chanelofficial – 2006⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠
CC stud earrings @chanelofficial – 2017⁠
sungasses @dior homme – 2019⁠







Czy #FastFashion może być #SustainableFashion?⁠

W sensie produkcji – pewnie nie. ⁠

⁠Ale skoro wyrwanie się z zaklętego kręgu konsumpcji wymaga edukacji i czasu, to może przynajmniej starajmy się używać kupionych rzeczy najdłużej jak się da? ⁠

Bo przecież ciągle kupujemy nowe rzeczy, albo po prostu nie mamy pieniędzy na droższe, wyprodukowane z poszanowaniem zasobów, ubrania.⁠

Zamiast więc wyrzucać je po jednym sezonie, zastanówmy się, jak mogą nam służyć dłużej.⁠

short hair brunette woman in yellow maxi skirt and black tank top standing besides tall sculpture


short hair brunette woman in yellow dress standing in french window






I'm Bogusia - founder of ShopTrotter and Age_Concept Blog I kind of like fashion - meaning: I like to look good, but spending too much time shopping is something that makes me feel overwhelmed. Besides of that - I have a walk-in closet full of wonderful stuff that I use once in 1-2 years... I know, it's outreagous! So I decided to start the Instagram account and try to reuse pieces I own for a long time, without compromising on fashion and style. My new motto is to re-create and re-cycle, instead of buying new stuff over and over. Now I shop consciously - buying only the items that complement my other clothes.

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