It's always fun to check out the latest collection at Zara or grabbing a new tank top from Forever 21, but isn’t everyone doing that? One of my greatest pet peeves is the growing trend of women shopping from mass-produced brands that most of them end up in the same clothes! So this Good Friday, instead of heading to the mall, take a step back and indulge in some mindful shopping.
There are many ways you can character and personality to your style. Think outside the box and look beyond just the aesthetic of a fashion item.. How was it made? How is it different? How can I make it more ‘Me’? Fortunately, you can answer all these questions by taking a few small steps towards shopping for good. From brands that are making a difference in the society to fabrics and clothes made with more than just one thought behind them, here are a few ‘good’ things you can shop this Good Friday!
Handcrafted jewellery is not always perfect, but it’s the flaws itself that make them unique and stand out. Open a dialogue with your style, in one of a kind pieces that are sure to become a new variety of knick-knack to hoard!
Shop The Style: Multicolored Gold Tone Brass Tassel Earrings (Rs 1,200)
There are many brands out there who design and make clothes not just to make a sale but also to tell a story with each individual style. Each pattern has a meaning and each colour, a purpose. We bet you will love to talk about the inspiration behind your outfit rather than just the fit!
Shop The Look: Sea Breeze Peasant Dress (Rs 4,899)
Don’t trust the criticism that fashion has no conscience. There are brands out there who wish to make an impact in the society, while creating incredible designs for the audience. For instance, FabIndia’s practice to adopt artisan villages and uplifting their craft is one of the reasons behind their fabulous product range!
Shop The Style: Cotton Pleated Chikankari Yoke Dress (Rs 2,990)
It’s been a long journey but we are glad to finally see sustainability in fashion taken seriously. More and more brands are experimenting with upcycled, eco-friendly merch to reduce the negative impact of fashion on the environment. It doesn’t hurt that they even come in unique textures and materials that you might not come across in fast fashion.
Shop The Look: Patch-Paneled Backpack (Rs 4,500)
You can never have enough underwear, but buying the wrong kind shouldn't be an option either! Women love hoarding cute bras and panties, but how often do you actually pay attention to what they are made of? Let's try and change that, shall we!
POPxo Recommends: White Lace Non-Wired Non-Padded Bralette (Rs 999)
If you are anything like us, chances are you are always on the prowl for what’s new in the fashion scene. Apart from the usual popular trends, fashion is also about individuality. Have noticed a particularly unique denim jacket that you KNOW nobody else owns? Add it to your cart today!
Shop The Look: ARUNI Sky and Dark Blue Denim Oversized Jacket (Rs 10,500)
I have been watching my father wear the smartest of outfits for years since he gets them stitched, he is always dressed in an outfit that was made without any compromise. Yes, it’s more work than just shopping at a store, but having a say in every part of a chic dress, right down to the fabric and hem designs, is something else entirely!
POPxo Recommends: Lurex Linen Print - 1 meter (Rs 650)