Wearing Nothing New

Posted by Jill Chivers in Fashion, Style and Shopping, Shop Your Wardrobe Strategies, Shopping in the Movies and Media

The colourful and resourceful Jessi Arrington

The colourful and resourceful Jessi Arrington

I so enjoyed this short TED talk from ‘color loving’ Brooklyn designer Jessi Arrington that I’m making it today’s blog posting.  In this less than 6 minute talk, Jessi shares these key messages:

  • It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to look good.  You can look good for less than $50.
  • If you think you look good – you probably do (my paraphrase on the philosophy that there’s an endless feedback loop between how you feel and how you look).
  • It’s OK to let go – we don’t have to form emotional, hard-to-break attachments to our clothing; and letting go of our clothing is one of the most liberating things we can do (the way Jessi illustrates this in her talk is quite an eyebrow-raiser).

For such a short and sweet presentation, it gives you quite a lot to muse on (and if the comments from TEDites are anything to go by, to talk about too!). I hope you enjoy this video and it provokes some thinking, feeling, smiling and ideas!

Wear Nothing New – Jessi Arrington TED talk

And if this talk prompts you to think about conscious consumption and shopping your own wardrobe – considering joining us here, as that’s what we’re all about.



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