What’s your relationship with clothes?
I’ve always been interested in clothes, I used to shop a lot.. as a kid I used to dress out and play with clothes.. But I believe my wake-up call, regarding my consumption behaviour, came when I received a members letter from the fashion company H&M which said that I had shopped for 1000 SEK the last month. I didn’t even remembered the stuff I had bought from them. I started to question myself, what am I doing? And slowly I changed my behaviour and started to buy more second hand clothes and clothes with higher quality. During that process I also realised what kind of material I liked to wear, what feels good. My conclusion was natural material and not oil based like polyester.
I’ve always liked clothes, as I said, but have learned that I only want to own stuff that I value; shoes I can heel, clothes worth repairing and so on. I like to update my wardrobe so I do shop a lot at second hand and participate in cloth-exchanging events.
Since I became a mother I consume clothes more adoptable for a body which is changing. I want to wear clothes I feel comfortable in and the body doesn’t stay the same, most cloth for women are not suitable for a changing body so the items I buy and wear has to fit the criteria of a changing body. I also used to wear a lot of high heels, I don’t do that anymore. I want to be able to move freely!
How would you describe your style?
I believe I’m quite bohemian but I like natural colours. I do have colourful clothes too but I want it to be simple. I can wear a top with patterns but would then wear pants that are basic. There’s a lot of things I find stylish but my everyday life has to be convenient. But yes.. I would probably say bohemian with a touch of rock!
Your style should also go hand in hand with your lifestyle. I could be discomfortable for a whole night when I was younger just because I thought it looked good. Now I want my style to represent who I really am. Imagen all the nights I’ve suffered just because I wanted to look good..