It all started with Everlane. Somehow they got on my radar and I just loved their message and their clothes. But I've always loved the basic, solid-colored minimal look. So naturally I loved their high-quality and fairly-priced basics. Back then (about 3 years ago) I still liked to add a trendy item here or there and that's usually when I stepped into Zara or Madewell. But since I've stopped shopping outside of slow/ethical fashion (for the most part), I no longer have the occasional trendy item. At first I missed it, and tried to look for ways around it (like trying to find it at a Crossroads). For example, a couple years ago the frilly, off-the-shoulder top was all the rage. I couldn't find any that I liked at Crossroads, so I tried out a frilly top (near the tail-end of the trend I might add) from a new brand that advertised themselves as sustainable and eco-friendly. But in the end it wasn't really my style (or it would have been if I was still working in an office, but that's not my life anymore).
Ever since then, I haven't really craved anything trendy. I think I've been honing my style within the ethical/slow fashion world and tailoring it to my current lifestyle, to the point that I only add ethical/sustainable/non-fastfashion items to my wishlist. I no longer go to malls and shop for clothes, though I still go to Crossroads to get my 'fix' of mainstream brands. But lately all the people I've been following on blogs and Insta are those who share my interest of Elizabeth Suzann, Jamie+the Jones, Only Child, Everlane, etc. I guess that's who I've surrounded myself with and my style has subsequently evolved. And to be honest, I'm quite happy about it. I love not really caring about the trends anymore. It's liberating. And it's really lowering the cost per wear for my keeper items since I keep repeating the same clothes over and over. I wonder if this is what a timeless wardrobe feels like. Or maybe I finally have my current uniform.
Either way slow/ethical/fair fashion definitely has changed my style but I'm not mad about it! :)