Posted: May 21, 2022 5:07pm

The Power of the ‘clean aesthetic’

Today, I was catching up with one of the most impressive women that I know, Foo Mei-Zee.

I am completely obsessed with her skincare brand, Calecim.  She is so wise; one of those women that you want to write down everything she says!  We were talking about how as we get older, less is more.  She came up with the best quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Beautiful and Damned’…

“Well, because you are so clean. You’re sort of blowy clean, like I am.  There’s two sorts, you know.. One’s like Dick: he’s clean like polished pans.  You and I are clean like streams and winds.”

Clean is the word we both landed on, so what does this mean?

When you are younger this concept just doesn’t enter your mind.  As you get older, shiny hair, clear skin and a healthy body is as good as it gets.  That is where I put my effort (and any spare money).

Clothes are still my obsession, but the older I get the less I can be bothered with all the trends as it is just so much work, and in any case I know that I look better in a simple t-shirt!  Foo and I agreed that we still want the odd absolutely bonkers piece (a la Man Repeller).

Once you accept that a clean simple palette is the way forward, it frees you from the shackles of looking for the new, I am happy with better versions of what I already have, and I shift my focus to maintenance.

Celebrities that mirror that ‘clean aesthetic’ still look as great now as they did when the pictures were shot.  I always ask myself before I buy anything; would Lee, Carolyn or Sarah buy it??  If not, then I walk away. I have featured a few pieces below which I personally love, think shopping should be 90% research and 10% actually purchasing and no one knows what suits you better than yourself. So trust yourself !

The Power of the 'clean aesthetic'

The Power of the 'clean aesthetic'

The Power of the 'clean aesthetic'

FRAME Linen-blend blazer
FRAME Linen-blend blazer
£270
Neous Mules
Fabric mules Neous
£205
ANINE BING Cosette twisted cotton-twill midi dress
ANINE BING Cosette twisted cotton-twill midi dress
£269
ERES Oda strapless stretch-jersey maxi dress
ERES Oda strapless stretch-jersey maxi dress
£335
SAINT LAURENT Uptown YSL-monogram striped-canvas pouch
SAINT LAURENT Uptown YSL-monogram striped-canvas pouch
£425
FRAME Le Hardy wide-leg jeans
FRAME Le Hardy wide-leg jeans
£220
ALAÏA Bombe suede sandals
ALAÏA Bombe suede sandals
£750
GUCCI Run sneakers
GUCCI Run sneakers
£640
Sturm Mule 95
Sturm Mule 95
£620
RAEY Responsible wool-blend pocket front cardigan
RAEY Responsible wool-blend pocket front cardigan
£350
https://www.matchesfashion.com/products/Raey-Elasticated-waist-silk-skort-1479097
https://www.matchesfashion.com/products/Raey-Elasticated-waist-silk-skort-1479097
£250
Arket Relaxed Long-Sleeve T-shirt
Arket Relaxed Long-Sleeve T-shirt
£25
GAUGE81 Naha draped linen-blend mini shirt dress
GAUGE81 Naha draped linen-blend mini shirt dress
FRAME Side-slit crochet maxi dress
FRAME Side-slit crochet maxi dress
££465
LOULOU STUDIO Lattore wool-crepe blazer
LOULOU STUDIO Lattore wool-crepe blazer
£219
LAPOINTE Organic cotton-jersey track pants
LAPOINTE Organic cotton-jersey track pants
£270
POUR LES FEMMES Gathered silk-charmeuse jumpsuit
POUR LES FEMMES Gathered silk-charmeuse jumpsuit
£274
MAISON ESSENTIELE
MAISON ESSENTIELE
£150
RAEY Responsible cashmere crochet cardigan
RAEY Responsible cashmere crochet cardigan
£270 ( on sale )
TORY SPORT Cotton shorts
TORY SPORT Cotton shorts
£93
Maurie and Eve
Maurie and Eve dancing slow dress
£90

January Sales are on we have added so many pieces to our edit ❤️
All ready to ship today 

#bargainshopper 
#savvyshopper 
#relovers❤️ 
#sales2023
I absolutely LOVE working but 2023 is about more of a balance for me❤️
Whether it is making time for exercise or a chat on the phone 📞 
Or just lighting that candle / pouring a glass of wine and kicking back. 
Same with my kids great book from @claudiawinkle and she says the best thing you can do for your teenagers is to let them SLEEP 💤
I really have stopped buying mid level brands and either wait for the sales or buy preloved.

 It takes a bit more time but it is worth it ❤️
We have lots of styling  on our instagram stories to help you decide 
10% off your first order ( exceptions apply) 
#consignmentboutique 
.#buyitoncebuyitright 
#buyitoncegoodforlife 
#lessismore
We have so many pairs of Jimmy Choo from these gorgeous sandals ( £70 ) to lots of shoes and boots. 
Happy to answer any sizing questions you have 
#jimmychooshoes 
#designershoesforless 
#consignmentboutique 
#relovers
This Balenciaga dress is one of my first preloved buys is over 8 years old and I still wear it.

As evening wear is worn so seldom it is much better to buy it preowned.

We have a huge edit from #Gucci to #roksanda all so well priced and ready to ship. 

We have individual videos and measurements on line to help you choose ❤️
Often cheaper than renting and you can go up the brand ladder and afford top brands as evening wear does not hold its value. 
#goldenglobes2023 
#goldenglobesstyle 
#consignmentboutique
Pricing ! So important to realise that when you come to resell items it is a BUYERS market.

It is irrelevant what we paid it is only worth what someone is willing to lay out. 

Most of us are selling pieces we bought in the wrong size / don’t suit us or fit or just bored . 
My own personal view is once I have decided to sell it I want it GONE
I try to learn but getting something back is better than having it blocking up 🆙 your wardrobe. Or donate it if you can afford to. Lots of our clients help us support @royaltrinityhospice or the #salvationarmy 

#consignmentstore
#reseller
#ifyoudontwearitsellit
Stop ✋ scrolling 
Get these #paristexasboots just gone LIVE 6 uk as new £245 
#consignmentboutique 
#designerbootsforless 
#relovers❤️ 
#sustainablefashion 
#
Bottega Veneta- truly resilient to wear and tear 

So many other brands stretch and wear so badly but in my experience Bottega bags don’t .
This is a real FIND - now £459 as new a real investment given that the new piece’s retail at over £2k 
#designerbags 
#designerbrandsforless 
#bottegabag 
#consignmentboutique
Fashion fundamentals! check out our edit ❤️
We are going to start bringing you smaller edits which we are linking to a catalog to make shopping less overwhelming 
#designerbrandsforless 
#consignmentboutique 
#relovers❤️ 
#bargainshopper 
#buyitoncebuyitright 
#shoppingedit
We love how @vintagesplendor styles her #chanelearrings 
We have two of the finest pairs £275 
Videos on line and authenticity guaranteed 
#chanel 
#chanelonlineshop 
#consignmentshop 
#relovers❤️ 
#vntagejewellery
Our offices are based on the #kingsroad and it means I can keep an eye on all the prices to ensure you get the best Deals! 

I am a die hard #bargainshopper and @relovedagain we price to sell. 

Reality is an item is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, it us irrelevant what we paid. 
Have learned this the hard way myself 
#consignmentshop 
#clearbeforeyoubuy 
#oneinoneout 
#relovers 
#kingsroadretail 
#chelseaconsignment
It’s an Icon the #gannijulliard 
Cost over £300 yours for £139
These jumpers are handmade and take 3 days to knit in Italy 🇮🇹 
Ready to ship 
#relovers
#circularfashion
#prelovedluxury
#slowfashion
#secondhandfirst 
#choosereused
#cleanclothescampaign
With commission rates from 20% 
Why bother with the hassle of selling your items yourself. 
Many of our clients earn thousands a month ❤️
We are actively looking for stock 
We have run out of jumpers / blazers and have a huge WaitList of buyers looking for bags / belts and sunglasses in particular. 
Dm us or text Sarah on 
07464153695
We pick up in London and send prepaid bags or arrange a courier if outside. 
All our terms and conditions are on our stories 
#sellyourbag 
#neveranumber 
#vipconsignment 
This Chanel is one of my all time favourites we ever stocked
Thank you @aislinncoffeystyleeditor and @theglossmag for this lovely feature. 
@theglossmag is the only magazine i purchase and I look forward to its arrival every month! 
Definitely an interesting topic ( what NOT to sell ?) going to do a live later this afternoon on this, dm me any questions and include these .
#theglossmagazine 
#oneinoneout 
#wardrobestylist
One of the only influencers I truly ADORE ❤️and actually buy the pieces she recommends that work on me. 

@monikh has a gorgeous contemporary yet feminine sense of style and definitely one to watch ! 
@monikh always looks comfortable and you know she doesn’t just put on an outfit for a photo. 
Not to mention the fact that she brings something new and doesn’t just follow the usual instagram trends.
I have learned from her about the subtle use of colour to add softness and compliment any outfit. 
We have put together a preloved edit from our store @relovedagain 
#styleinspo 
#styleblogger 
#influencer
Buy now wear later ! 
We have taken on so many Spring pieces as I know lots of you are buying ahead for events you may have coming up.

It is the smart thing to stick up ⬆️ now as trends have not changed we have all those top brands such as Loveshackfancy / WiggyKit  and Loewe 
All ready to ship tomorrow 
instapreloved #shopmyclothes #trendsforless #savvyshopper #shopperstop #prelovedpretties #luxeforless #consignmentfinds #buynothingnew
Yep ! Still huge for 2023 ❤️ knee high boots and these are the best pair we have ever had on our shop 
New with the box bought for over £700 yours for £350 size 6 uk 
These are a FOREVER boot
#buyitoncebuyitright 
#investmentpieces 
#stuartweitzman 
#consignmentboutique
We have launched 2023 with a combination of great transitional quality pieces such as this cashmere hat new Joseph £50 
All our items are priced to CLEAR ❤️
#relovers
#onlineshopping 
#consignmentboutique 
#designerbrandsforless 
#josephfashion
Midweek #outfitinspiration 
We have some fabulous bargains 
Blazer J.Crew £49 
Boots Balenciaga £50 
Jeans £40 diesel 
#bestforless✔️ 
#designerbrandsforless 
#sustainablefashion
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