Touted as one of the hottest beach destinations for the conscious traveler, people are now wondering: where is the next Tulum? Originally on the map as an eco-friendly haven of spirituality and sustainability, this one-time Mexican fishing village quickly went from under-the-radar to “secret’s out”, courtesy of a never ending list of fashion blogs and travel sites. The Mexican beach town may have suffered from its popularity, but is it really time to skip it altogether?
We first met artist Maryam Ego Aguirre last summer and knew immediately she was the kind of woman who embodied the FAUBOURG spirit: creative, confident, and conscious. The only child of an Iranian mother and an Iraqi father, Maryam’s life and art have been shaped by her desire to see the world. Today she travels the globe as a photographer in search of the landscapes that inspire her, often photographing animals like lions and elephants in the wild (no big deal).
We know: basics are a safe bet. They're functional, work with everything and don't go out of style. But they can also be... too basic. In contrast, fashion-forward clothing is exciting and can give us that love-at-first-sight feeling. But it can also be difficult to tell which garment you're going to love for years to come, and which you'll leave in your closet after a wear or two. It happens to the best of us. (It has certainly happened to me—looking at you, neon jeans from 2013).
So how do you buy more advanced pieces that have the everlasting qualities of basics? We’re sharing the shopping rules we live by—the ones that (usually) save us from mistakes and from adding to landfills.
Read on for the 4 most important questions to ask yourself to make sure you're making the best addition to your closet, both from a financial and environmental standpoint.