Sometimes we see new clothing trends on the racks but are unsure whether these trends would actually work on us; on our normal bodies living our normal, everyday lives. When it comes to ethical fashion, trends can especially be complicated. As I strive to wear clothing for longer rather than subscribing to a fast fashion model, my goal is actually to steer away from trends and toward a lasting personal style that transcends time. Still, if you’re someone who chooses to buy ethically made fashion, you are going to have to buy what is trending at the time you shop. So it’s important to consider the trends that are out there and decide whether they will work for your personal wardrobe!
I recently visited my favorite ethical fashion boutique, The Flourish Market, to find out what is currently trending in the ethical fashion world. Chief of Style Katy dressed me in several different ethically made outfits to show y’all how the latest trends look on a real life person. Here they are:
1. Patterns on patterns.
If you love a good pattern, you’re in luck: Patterns are so popular right now, you can actually find more than one pattern on a single piece of clothing!
Florals on top of stripes are especially big right now. I was a little skeptical at first when I heard “patterns on patterns,” since I tend to err on the side of simplicity more often than not. But I have to admit, I love the look of this floral/stripe combo dress. The stripes and silhouette are classic, the floral pattern is fun and hip, and the bell sleeves give it a bit of a retro feel. This ethical fashion trend is a winner in my book!
Jumpsuits have been trending for a couple of years and are bigger now than ever! Katy wanted me to model a jumpsuit here on the blog to show my fellow short friends that we can wear jumpsuits, too!
I was honestly a little shocked to learn from Katy that many of The Flourish Market’s customers think they are too short to wear a jumpsuit. I personally think that if you have a body, you have the body for a jumpsuit. Period. If you like it, just wear it already!
Us shorter ladies can totally rock a jumpsuit. It’s all about finding one that fits you well and is the right proportions for your specific body type! You just have to try a few on before you find your match…and possibly go get the pants hemmed.
Moral of the story: Regardless of what you think your body is and is not, if you want to wear a jumpsuit, go find one that fits (or fix it so that it fits!) and wear it!
Candidly, I’m generally not a huge fan of the color mustard. But apparently it is quite popular right now in the ethical fashion world! When I saw the dress Katy had picked out for this trend, I cringed a little inside. Totally not my style or color. But I’m posting it on here anyway, because I know that it IS a style that many of you will love!
Also, can I just say, I have no idea how people walk in these platform shoes. I literally felt like I was going to fall on my face with every step I took.
I already wrote about this trend two weeks ago, so this isn’t new news. Snakeskin is big right now, y’all! And as an animal print lover (as long as it’s not an actual animal!), I am so here for it!
If you’re interested in purchasing some of these ethically made trends or other goodies from The Flourish Market, use this link to get 15% off your first purchase.
Let me know in the comments whether you would consider adding one of these current trends to your ethical wardrobe!
And, if you’re curious about why I choose to shop ethically made fashion, read more here.