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I don’t know about you, but I think checked patterns are really cool instead of stuffy. As a big fan of different fashion prints and mixing patterns (do you already know my pattern mix style guide?), I of course have clothes with checked pattern in my closet, too. Like a business suit with glencheck pattern, which I bought back in the early 2000s. Or to give a more current example, after a long search, in October, I finally found a really cool vintage boyfriend blazer with typical red-green tartan pattern.
How do the current checked pattern hype and slow fashion fit together?
Checked patterns are currently THE trend. I particularly like the colorful all-over looks with checked patterns that are so en vogue this fall / winter season. Check out my Pinterest board for some amazing checked pattern outfit inspos. At the same time, this blog is about conscious and sustainable shopping. Which means for me not to join every trend without thinking. Instead I only buy what I’m sure I will really like for more than a season. Timelessly stylish pieces of high quality that fit my body type and style and that I will therefore wear many times. If they were also produced fairly and made of ecological materials: Bull’s Eye!
I am convinced that this strong checked pattern hype will last for a few more seasons. And even if we’ve had enough of it – the legendary checked pattern keeps coming back. It is one of the absolute wardrobe classics. A carefully selected checked pattern piece will therefore spice up our (slow fashion) outfits even years later. Especially when the checks come along in such a casual version as in this winter jacket by eco-fair fashion label Lanius.
Great pattern, style and fabric? Check!
The large checked pattern looks super casual and modern. The color combination of intense blue to classic black and gray looks classy and can be easily combined. The oversize cut of the jacket is something different and the freedom of movement (quite unusual in a winter jacket for me) really cool. To wear the jacket feels fantastic. Because fine organic virgin wool makes the jacket a super soft, light and at the same time cuddly warm companion.
If wool, then please only mulesing-free
I like to wear wool despite my vegan diet. Because it is durable and biodegradable, it warms very well and it rarely needs to be washed. However, it is very important to me that the sheep are kept in an appropriate manner and that they are not subject to the painful mulesing. Lanius (like many other Eco-Fair fashion labels too) uses mulesing-free wool of sheep from controlled biological livestock for his clothes .
Take it slow with Nine To Five
A great combination to the cool checked pattern winter jacket is this beautifully simple yet stylish saddle bag from the eco fashion label Nine To Five. The silver bag made of chrome-free tanned leather can be combined with many outfits (another look with this bag can be seen in The Power of Red). If you’ve ever considered building a timeless capsule wardrobe, then this universal slow fashion key piece would be perfect for it.
Have a great start into the new year and a cuddly winter ahead!
All the best, Mary x
Photo credit: Renata Z-P