It’s Spring. I love this season for the sense of renewal it brings from flowers to fashion. As the snow melts and the birds return, I look at my surroundings and my closet with fresh eyes. I like to freshen up my dull winter fitness routines by hiking nearby trails, paddle boarding on the lake in my hometown, or biking to the coffee shop. I approach my garden with new ideas for vegetables and flowers that will brighten up my home.
In years past, I also used to head to the mall to stock up on spring trends, but this spring, instead of adding a bunch of new trendy pieces to my wardrobe, I’m looking to runway trends for inspiration, but more carefully supplementing with timeless, quality pieces that were produced with purpose.
I was recently reminded that the waste created by fast fashion has doubled in the last 20 years. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Within our lifetimes, the accepted social norm was to buy affordable clothes that lasted for many years. There are ways to embrace fashion while still holding on to the belief that clothing should be made to last.
The next five blog posts from our stylist, Michaela Lee, will feature spring fashion runway trends from major designers like Stella McCartney and Dolce & Gabbana, and how you can incorporate these trends in a way that supports longer-term investment in clothing and the world without breaking the bank. Ethos Collection strives to offer that sweet spot between high priced high fashion and poor quality fast fashion. We aim to bring timeless design with a nod to current trends along with the comfort of knowing everything was ethically sourced and well made.
So, get ready for a 5-part spring fashion review as we explore several of this year’s hot trends: polka dots, blush, tassels, paper bag pants, and daytime sequins.