As much as I rave about how buying secondhand and vintage clothing is a more sustainable and ethical way to shop and that it is much better for the planet, I know that this way of shopping is not for everyone. A more sustainable and ethical way of buying clothes, whilst still buying ‘new’ is to support independent brands. Minkie are a London-based brand who I have been a fan of for a while, their clothes are all made in London and are so up my street, a lot of their pieces feature lace and ruffles and draw inspiration from the 70’s which is definitely in keeping with my wardrobe.
I was sent their orange faux suede tie top to style and, although I was initially apprehensive about how much orange suits me, I have definitely come round and cannot wait to add more orange into my wardrobe! I decided to shoot the photos for this post on 35mm film, something that I have wanted to do for a while and I think the images turned out well, me and my mum shot in a few locations around where we live and I love the combination of backgrounds and colours within the photos!
As the orange is quite a statement colour, especially when paired with my red hair, I kept the rest of the outfit monochrome-toned. I’d actually had my eye on this vintage French skort for a while on Depop and thought it would go perfectly with my top from Minkie, and I was right! It is definitely in-keeping with the retro vibes of the top and I love the orange when paired with black and white; it has a definite vintage feel to it whilst also being slightly modern.