In my opinion, one of the great merits of social media is that it connects you with like-minded people from all over the world. One of them is Allison Karaba. She is a blogger and capsule wardrobe hero and we met on Instagram a few months ago. Yay, 21st century! I truly love her simple and beautiful style, so I’m really happy she agreed to take part in Everlasting Apparel. Have fun getting to know her and find out more about her everlasting piece.
Tell us something about yourself!
I currently live in Chicago, IL with my husband and two fur baby kitties. I have been working in the media advertising industry for about five years but am toying around with some ideas for a career change :) I’ve always loved fashion and was introduced to capsule living/slow fashion about two years ago. I purchased a book on fashion sustainability and it has become a passion project ever since. I also like to read, consume unhealthy amounts of Mac & Cheese and I love plants but can’t keep anything alive!
If you could sum up your life at the moment, what would it be?
Hectic, ha! My husband and I are moving to Portland, OR in a couple of weeks and between my day job, prepping to move and my blog things are pretty crazy. But I’m unbelievably excited for what’s to come and this new chapter in our lives.
Where and when did you find your everlasting piece?
Is there any special story connected to this outfit?
I don’t have a specific story or memory tied to these wonderful pants but they were my first wide leg purchase which was a big step for me. Honestly, I would credit these pants with being the turning point in my wardrobe and lifestyle. High waist and wide leg pants are now the foundation of my wardrobe. They also made me fall in love with linen and will be worn over and over again for many years to come! They’re just so comfy. It’s like you’re wearing uber sophisticated pjs!
Why do you think slow fashion is important?
I see slow fashion as the future of the fashion industry. It’s just a small piece in a much larger conversation. Companies large and small need to be accountable for their actions. We have a limited amount of resources on this plant and I don’t think making trendy new clothes every 4-6 weeks is a smart way to use them. It also makes me sad when I hear people say “why did I even buy that? I never wear it.” It is such a common phrase and goes to show how mindless consumption has become such a strong part of our day to day lives without us even realizing it.
To me, when you think about it, it just makes sense. Why waste your hard earned money on cheap pieces that will fall apart and that are damaging the earth when you can invest in something that you truly love and that has minimal environmental impact? While there’s still a lot to be done it makes me happy to see companies moving in the right direction.
Thank you so much, Allison!
(All pictures kindly taken by Allison for this post).