For practical reasons, having a bunch of stuff, whether it’s slow fashion items or fast fashion items is impractical, in my opinion. I’m a huge advocate for the capsule wardrobe movement for that reason. By being selective about what you buy and buying less, you are slowing down. And if many people do it, you’re slowing down the system. It’s a form of passive activism in itself. Even if you don’t buy slow fashion items and continue to consume from the high street and online stores which produce with only profit in mind, you’re still sending a message that you want less and don’t care what ‘they’ think you should have.
I think a reflection of true style comes from only wearing things you love because you love them, whether it is for style, sentiment, detail, convenience or confidence. This doesn’t mean you can’t pull inspiration from trends, it just means you need to learn how to better style what you already have. And in being more selective of what you buy, and buying less, wearing it longer, feeling good in what you wear and spending less time ‘getting dressed’, multiple stories are born. Even more if you buy from brands which make things with meaning.