“Make it look like an album cover” – that’s what I kept on telling myself when posing for my first photoshoot with Wear The Walk! It’s an exciting start to my new partnership the fashion rental service, who promotes ethical consumption of clothes for your everyday wear, and the occasional drop dead gorgeous designer piece for special occasions!
Besma x Wear The Walk
Wear The Walk is the fashion rental service that I’ve previously used for my awards show floral suit and investigation into the benefits of renting clothes. I’m so excited about my new collaboration with them – both as a way to spice up my own wardrobe, and also promote their designer pieces for rent.
I had the best time being styled and shot in this outfit, styled by the talented Andrea and photographed by Anneliese.
If you’re new to Wear The Walk, here’s how it works:
- Browse their 100s of pieces online, or book a visit if you’re in London
- Select the items you’d like to rent
- Pay the one-off fee, or subscribe as a member for a monthly revolving wardrobe
- When you’re done with your piece, you can arrange a pick-up, send it back, or bring it to your next visit
Why Rent With Wear The Walk?
As Zoe Partridge, Wear The Walk’s Founder, puts it, “We want you to own a capsule wardrobe and rent the rest”.
Her business has been actively taking part in the sustainable fashion space for a few years now, and I love their ethos. Go for simple, classic styles with your everyday wear, and have fun in their wardrobe choosing a few luxe pieces to make everything else pop!
Support emerging designers
Wear The Walk’s collection also supports emerging designers from around the world. Many of the pieces are handmade, using high quality fabrics and luxury designs that could never be mass-made. Part of your rental payments go straight to them, meaning they get paid for their art.
Give bespoke pieces more of a life
Another problem that Wear The Walk solves is the exclusivity of these high end pieces. You don’t have to pay ££££s to wear these clothes – and as a member, you can keep mixing things up each month.
No more demand for single-use garments
Finally, renting your clothes means you won’t have hundreds of garments gathering dust in your wardrobe. Unless you want to wear a piece month after month after month (such as a designer handbag or watch), renting is both cheaper, and more sustainable. It means you can wear outlandish looks without the investment, and without the higher impact.
Rent The Look…
This outfit was a dream to wear – it was extravagant, daring, playful. I loved everything: the soft blouse with pussy bow sleeves, the glittery wool vest, the fractal-spangled pants, and the plaid coat with cut out sleeves. Everything had something to say – even my silver Swedish Stockings socks and vegan Veja sneakers!
If you’re thinking about recreating this look, you can do exactly that wearing the same pieces I did!
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