Slow Fashion Tips: How to Utilise Jewellery
With Earth Hour on the 27th of March, it’s the perfect opportunity to shed light on slow fashion and how our brand helps support the movement of sustainability.
Getting a few quality pieces of jewellery can be a great way of mixing up an outfit, but people can often be put off due to the initial layout for purchasing jewellery. However, when we look at it in relation to fast fashion, promoting the message of investing in a few quality pieces which will last a lot longer than cheaper items ultimately saves people money, and reduces the impact on the environment.
Here at Joshua James Jewellery, we encourage people to move away from fast fashion by purchasing timeless pieces that they can wear among their capsule wardrobe. In today’s article, we’re going to delve deeper into slow fashion, and how our key jewellery pieces deliver you with accessories that’ll become staples in your collection.
What Is Slow Fashion?
Although slow fashion is discussed more in today’s society, there is still the question of slow fashion and what it is. In simple terms, slow fashion is an approach to the industry that challenges the resources and operations that fashion outlets use to manufacture and distribute garments.
If consumers purchase higher-quality pieces that’ll last longer, this has less impact on the environment, animals and people by reducing the need for materials to refresh one’s wardrobe. Slow fashion is becoming more frequent in the fashion world, with both designers and merchandisers considering this in their processes.
Harriet Quick, a Vogue Editor, once commented, “Against a backdrop of climate change, material scarcity and consumer fatigue, the very notion of disposable seasonal trends – the currency that fashion has dealt in since the proliferation of ready-to-wear in the 1960s – is increasingly irrelevant.”
How Do We Contribute to Slow Sustainable Fashion?
Here at Joshua James, we pride ourselves in only stocking slow fashion brands such as ChloBo and Thomas Sabo that are established in their efforts to produce jewellery that lasts. Combined with clothing that creates an abundance of staples, we give our customers the key to ageless styling.
Our very own brand, Joshua James, is also developed using fine materials such as 925 Sterling Silver and 9ct Yellow Gold to uphold this level of sustainability. Our pieces are handcrafted with the notion of becoming fundamental pieces in anyone’s jewellery collection.
See below for a selection of our jewellery pieces that were designed with the intentions of becoming timeless components in your accessory collection.
Thomas Sabo Jewellery
Joshua James Jewellery
How to Utilise The Key Pieces
Now that you know how to distinguish staple jewellery items, it’s time to discuss how you can incorporate these into your wardrobe so that every outfit is met with the right accessories; transforming your look for any occasion, season and time of day. See below for some of our top styling tips.
Workwear to Work Fashion
A simple shirt and trouser combo will always be a sophisticated style for work. However, without the right accessories, this look can become quite bland. By pairing it with simple gold hoops, pendants and bracelets, you’re complimenting the simple, elegant and professional approach.
Day to Night
Got work in the day but drinks with the girls afterwards? We’ve got you covered! These timeless, glistening designs will help you dress up any outfit. Like with this plain black skater dress, we’ve incorporated the beauty of Cubic Zirconia with silver for a little bit of sparkle.
Casual to Smart
For this simple and casual look, we decided to pair it with the warming tones of rose gold. These stunning pieces will instantly add dimension to casual outfits such as this; making them suitable for lunch dates, dinners and days out that require being a little more put-together.
Here at Joshua James, we push our business to become more sustainable. Through our slow fashion intentions, we can always deliver our customers jewellery pieces that will last for many years to come. Make sure to stay up to date on our business’s activities and sustainable efforts on our blog!