Welcoming This New Coat to My Closet
In some of the earlier phases I have passed through with taking a more sustainable approach to fashion, I might have not bought this coat. Yes, Acne tries to take a responsible approach to production, including a collaboration with the Fair Wear Foundation, and I very much respect any brand that takes accountability for the ethics of its manufacturing practices. But the material is a blended fabric, made up of linen (yay), viscose (not so great), and polyester (which I really try to stay away from if I don't need it- as in for yoga pants or winter gear). So I probably would have walked away from it, a little broken-hearted, but happy to have stuck to my principles.
But the more I have thought about it, the more I have come to realize that maintaining a sustainable relationship with fashion shouldn't feel like a sacrifice. If I love something, if I know I'm going to wear it and take care of it and enjoy it for a long time, I buy it and I celebrate having something beautiful that I love in my closet.
And nothing is more beautiful than a wide stripe coupled with a thin stripe in my favorite color combination- black and white (well, in this case, off-white). I'll be wearing this forever.
I'm wearing an Acne coat (you can find the same one here); shoes are Manolo Blahnik; jeans are vintage Levis from What Goes Around Comes Around (do not, and I repeat, do not enter if you are in a rush between meetings, you will get sucked in and end up being late and in debt- don't say I didn't tell you); top is a vintage velvet peplum-style blouse from Etsy.