ootd: Last Few Winter Days
First of all, allow me to explain the recent lack of posts on the blog. Late last year, I announced that I'd be making a shift to sustainable and ethical style. Part of that meant that I no longer wanted to purchase outfits that weren't manufactured in an ethical and sustainable way. However, I wasn't sure how I was going to go about all these pieces of clothing that I already owned. I didn't want to simply abandon them and start purchasing clothes afresh, because I strongly felt that this would be a contradiction and wouldn't be a very sustainable thing to do. So I came up with the idea of not buying new clothes until 2018. However, when 2018 arrived, I realized that there are so many pieces of clothing that I own, that I love but haven't gotten around wearing. With that realization, I decided to extend not buying new clothes for a bit longer so that I could figure out my favorites, wear them, and do a couple of shoots about them. Another reason that I decided not to write post was that I no longer wanted to write a post that I wasn't whole-heartedly proud of.
Anyway, now that we have that out of the way, let me talk about the outfit itself. I really love winter for a couple of reasons but from a style perspective, winter translates to me being able to layer and also wear stuff that you'd have to be mad to wear during any other season in India because of how hot it gets during most of the year. One of my winter staples is a black turtleneck zip-up from Esprit that I've owned since I was a teen. Maybe it is my adolescent admiration of Steve Jobs, but this jacket paired with my Levi's 501s is one of my favorite looks for the winter season.
Shot by Shashank Issar