SPRING ILLUSTRATED CLOSET

Bienvenidxs a mi armario de primavera ilustrado, porque si no puedo tenerlo, puedo dibujarlo. Mi lucha por tener un armario más sostenible es constante, y por sostenible también me refiero a elecciones conscientes (incluso al comprar fast fashion) y a pensarme las cosas en frío antes de pasar la tarjeta de crédito. Veo en esta primavera un montón de oportunidades de renovar mis looks pero haciendo compras que puedan extenderse por más de una temporada, incluso con algunas piezas de segunda mano que puedan encontrarse en bazares o en apps como DePop o Vestiaire Collective./ Welcome to my illustrated spring closet, ‘cause if I can’t have it, I can draw it. My struggle to have a more sustainable wardrobe is constant, and by sustainable I also mean conscious choices (even when buying fast fashion) and keep cool head before swiping up my credit card. I see a lot of opportunities to renew my outfits, but making purchases that can last for more than one season, even with some second-hand pieces that can be found in bazaars or in apps like DePop or Vestiaire Collective.

👒 THE SPRING ILLUSTRATED CLOSET 🌸

He intentado que este armario de primavera ilustrado esté conformado por piezas que se puedan quedar con nosotrxs por más de una estación ¿Un sistema que me ha funcionado en los últimos años? Intentar no gastar en muchísimas cosas y hacer sólo un par de buenas compras a la temporada, ya saben, cuando ves una prenda o accesorio y se te queda en la cabeza por varios días./ I have tried to include in this illustrated spring closet a selection of pieces that can stay with us for more than one season. A system that has worked for me in recent years? Try not to spend on a lot of things and plan only a couple of good purchases per season, you know that feeling, when you see a garment or accessory and it stays in your head for several days.

🕶 Gafas cuadradas / Square sunglasses 🕶

Unas gafas robustas y lo suficientemente statement que lo digan todo. Para cuando el rostro se haya quedado sin expresión, producto  de una jornada de trabajo donde todo era “urgente”. Spoiler alert: muchas de esas cosas urgentes, al final no eran tan urgentes./ Robust glasses and statement enough to say it all. Use them in case your face has run out of expression after day of work where everything was “urgent”. Spoiler alert: a lot of those urgent things weren’t “that urgent”.

In this illustration: Etnia Barcelona Sofo Sun 

🌪 Chaleco / Vest 🌪

Ilustré un chaleco hace unos meses para ESTE POST sobre prendas para el otoño. Sorprendentemente no pude conseguir ninguno y me fallé a mi mismo. Hace unos días encontré una opción en color lila y soy muy feliz. Para las tardes en las que refresca, para replicar el look de instituto. Mi armario de primavera ilustrado exige prendas de entretiempo y el chaleco es una de ellas./ I illustrated a vest a few months ago for THIS FALL ESSENTIALS BLOG POST. Surprisingly I couldn’t get any vest. A few days ago I found an option in lilac and I am very happy with it. For cool afternoons, to replicate the high school look. My illustrated spring wardrobe calls for mid-season garments and the vest is one of them.

In this illustration: Zara Malva Knitted Vest

🍊 El bolso de red / The net bag 🍊

Salir a comprar naranjas se convierte en una fantasía mediterránea. Pillé una bolsa de Céline en Vestiarie Collective hace un par de años y cuando la uso hago de mi visita a la frutería una fantasía digna de postal de la costa azul./ Going out to buy oranges becomes a Mediterranean fantasy. I picked up a Céline bag on Vestiarie Collective a couple of years ago and when I wear it I make my visit to the fruit store a postcard-worthy of the French Riviera.

In this illustration: Stella McCartney Net Shopper Bag

🍬 Pasteles / Pastels 🍬

He hablado mucho sobre mi meta de usar más colores y ser fiel al espíritu abigarrado de Fungi. Mi armario de primavera ilustrado (y no sólo el de primavera, sino el de todas las temporadas) tiene que incluir pasteles: apacibles a la vista y sorprendentemente sencillos de combinar con los neutros./ I’ve talked a lot about my goal to wear more colors and stay true to Fungi’s motley spirit. My illustrated spring closet (and not just spring closet, but all seasons closet) has to include pastels: gentle to look at and surprisingly easy to pair with neutrals.

In this illustration: Uniqlo Color Socks

☁️ Jeans Blancos / White Jeans ☁️

El denim se tiñe de blanco y por alguna razón se vuelve el protagonista de este armario de primavera ilustrado. Es de esas compras que cumplen con las tendencias, pero también con la casilla de fondo de armario y duran para siempre./ Denim is dyed white and for some reason white jeans are the star of this illustrated spring closet. It is one of those purchases that comply with the trends, but also with your timeless essential pieces.

In this illustration: Thinking Mu Elephant Jeans

🌈 Camisa a rayas de colores / Colored striped shirt 🌈

Hay que tener en el armario algo con rayas diplomáticas para salir airoso de las situaciones formales. Si lo tuyo es escapar de la seriedad más rígida, puedes optar por una camisa en este estilo, pero con rayas de colores. Hay algunas opciones más arriesgadas y otras no tanto, tú eliges./ You have to own something with pinstripes in your closet to get out of formal situations If your thing is to escape from rigid seriousness, you can opt for a shirt in this style, but with colored stripes.

In this illustration: Solid & Striped Oversized Striped Shirt

⛓ Cinturón Statement / Statement Belt

ESTE POST de Akiko me hizo programar mi cerebro para hacerme con un cinturón statement. A veces creemos que un armario combinable sólo tiene que tener piezas en neutro, pero también necesitamos opciones con mucha personalidad y que puedan ser piezas statement para ir rotándolas con esas opciones un poco más básicas./ THIS Akiko’s BLOG POST made me think about getting a statement belt. Sometimes we believe that a functional wardrobe only includes neutral pieces, but we also need options with  personality that can be statement pieces to rotate them with the basic options.

In this illustration: Arket Leather Belt

👕 Matching set 👖

El set de blazer + pantalones o shorts o cualquier otro conjunto que haga matching. Son costosos, pero es tener lo mejor de los dos mundos: un outfit en si mismo + mil combinaciones si utilizas esas prendas por separado./ A set of a blazer + pants or shorts or basically any other matching set. They are expensive, but you can have the best of both worlds: an outfit in itself + a thousand combinations if you use those garments separately.

In this illustration: Gant Green Blazer

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  • You illustrate so beautifully! this would be a great selection of pieces to add to your wardrobe for spring, it’s nice you have some of them already, like the vest!

    And I agree – it’s good to shop second hand when we can. You can find some real bargains that way too! 🙂

    Hope that your week is going well 🙂

    • Hey Mica thank you so much for checking it out!

      And second hand shop is my favorite thing to do, I miss it a little bit since there are not a lot of markets due to the pandemic.

  • Just like you I’m a huge lover of pastel colors.
    And this colorful shirt is so pretty. A statement belt is an amazing accessory to highlight any outfit.
    This is super cool to draw your clothes to help you to get more reasonable when you’re gonna purchase new clothes.
    I’ve been waiting for my trip in France to go shopping since I never go to the mall in Bahrain because of the prices. So I’m all ready for it. I can’t wait !
    The spring collections are always so pretty and I’ve been missing Zara a lot. 🙂
    xx
    Margot

    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com

    • Hey Margot, merci 🙂

      I love pastels too, lately I am adding a lot of colors to my wardrobe since I used to collect a lot of neutrals pieces from my first years in Europe, so now I want to go back to colors and I think they admit multiple combinationst oo 🙂

      Hope you can catch something at Zara in this next visit to France!

  • Ahahahahahaha, I love your way to get a complete brand new wardrobe drawing it! That’s the most sustainable choice I’ve ever seen! ( and pretty genial, if you think…)
    Anyway, how are you Pablo? Happy to hear that there in Spain the situation is not that bad and you can hope for some Summer trip!
    I hope the same: I’d love to go back to Greece like every year, I miss it so much, but guess that at this point even a trip here in Italy would be enough…

    But coming back to the topic of the week: really you’ve get the point here! I would everything you’ve mentioned ( and illustrated)!
    Pastels, big framed sunglasses, statement accessories (and most of all that net bag) are always been my faves, so how could I resist to their up-to-date interpretation?
    I absolutely need an high waist, wide leg white jeans (or at least a very clear wash) for this summer! And a mint suit! to me this is is the most stylish piece of the moment!

    Not to mention your super cool illustrations that really catch the mood of the latest fashion and aesthetic trends: you really have alot of talent, my friend!
    I’m always very happy to see your drawings and even the “making of” on Instagram stories!

    Take care and stay safe, dear!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

    • Hola Silvia,

      Thank you so much as usual for your love and compliments, they make my day everytime I read your comment at the blog, seriously! 🙂

      I think I won’t be traveling far this summer, maybe to a close city or town here in Catalonia / Spain but not too a big adventure to be honest.

      Hope you can find many of these pieces, actually you have mentioned a lot on your recent blog posts!

      Pablo

  • Yes I try to be more discerning these days when shopping and do not do near as much fast fashion but do more in the summer months but try to only buy things that I feel will last. A lavender vest oh la la! Yes white jeans, a good matching set, and solid accessories are must haves for a sustainable capsule wardrobe.

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

  • Your illustrations are so cool, Pablo! And I love the items you recommend. Color just makes an outfit a little more fun and happy.

    And I’m right there with you about sustainable fashion. A couple of casual dresses I recently ordered don’t fit like I want them too. But I’m not sending them back (to just be dumped in a landfill); I’m going to alter them instead.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

    • Hello Michelle thanks for your comment and for your lovely compliments.

      As you I am trying to add more colors to my outfits, I used to think they were difficult to combine, but the truth is that there a lot of possibilities 🙂

  • Hola Pablo! Que tal? 🙂
    I absolutely looove this edit. Every single illustration is beyond stunning and I loved reading about your key statement pieces. You’ve got great style!

    I smiled when you mentioned that you were able to find an exact same vest that you’ve illustrated months ago. Talk about effects of visualization! I also think that a statement belt is a good investment. You can pair it with any kind of clothes and especially for men it could be a lovely wardrobe addition. I only have one designer belt at the moment, but it literally spices up even the most basic looks!

    Hope you’re doing great, many hugs xx

    Naya
    http://www.nayatilly.com

    • Hola Naya, muchas gracias por tu visita 🙂

      Oooh and thanks for your sweet words about these illustrations, really glad to read that you liked them 🙂

      And will take your recommendation into account, been looking for the perfect statement belt to spice up my outfits with a single accessories.

      Hugs from you too!
      Pablo

  • Your drawings are so beautiful. They are simple, delicate and absolutely lovely. It’s so important to try to shop sustainably. Fortunately, fast fashion is turning more and more to this new mentality, but there is still a long way to go and buying second-hand is really a very nice eco-sustainable choice. Anyway, the pastels ones are my favourites!

    xx Dasynka
    http://dasynka.com/

    • Hey Dasynka, thank you so much for checking this blog post and your compliments made my day 🙂

      So good to read that you enjoyed this blog post!

      All the best ❤️

  • I absolutely love your illustrations! The first one is so atmospheric. I can really visualize your ‘spring’ closet. The sneakers, the doc Martens, the belt, the sunglasses and pastel socks.
    The second illustration is also wonderful. I love how you illustrated those dark sunglasses, they look so real. The vest and the basket look fabulous in your illustration as well. I agree that a bag like that invokes the Mediterranean and what is more Mediterranean than buying oranges on an open market.
    Your third illustration is very cool. I love the white jeans, the striped t-shirt and the socks…they would make for a fine outfit together. You know I never bought a pair of white jeans? When I was a teen I could never find them in the shops…and once I got older, I found vintage ones in the closets of my relatives. All the white jeans I own are vintage. Speaking of that, I think it’s great you’re promoting sustainability on your blog. Shopping second hand and making sure we wear the items we buy (even if they are fast fashion) are great ways to be sustainable.
    Your fourth illustration with the green suit and the statement belt is fantastic. I remember that post from Akiko, it inspired me to try wearing statement belts too.
    Have a great day and thank you for sharing your ‘spring items’ and your art.

    • Thanks for checking it out Ivana, I really appreciate that you always take a few minutes to read and discuss about the topics I share here on Hey Fungi.

      I feel that I illustrated many things that I have spot in your blog posts! Thanks for the inspiration tho 🙂

      And totally agree with you, being sustainable also has to do with searching for pre-loved options, sometimes it is impossible to pay for 100% sustainable items (which is difficult to track too).

  • Hey Fungi!

    I hope you are having lovely day! I am so excited when I read my name on your blog!
    Thank you so much, Fungi<3 To be honest, I was sketching your portrait before I read your blog. I will apply colors on it by iPad and send you this month:)

    Your illustrations are really inspiring! Colorful socks, cool net shopper bag, and great vest! Your pastel colors are always beautiful, and I agree with you about it in all seasons closet. I am motley person, too!! Have a wonderful weekend, Fungi<3

    Akiko

    • Hi Akiko,

      Thanks for your lovely visit and so good! And I had to name your blog in this reading, your post inspired me to search for a stylish belt n.n

      Looking forward to that drawing, thank you so much !!!!

  • Hey Fungi!

    Ohh yes…can you draw my dream closet as well? Since it’s non-existent. At least I can look at the illustration and manifest it.

    I love the violet vest the most. So stylish and the color is one to remember.

    Hope you had an amazing weekend!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

  • I love this illustrated closet! My favorite pieces is definitely the sage green pantsuit! It’s such a fun, yet classy color. I can definitely relate to the struggle of enjoying fashion, but not wanting to have a negative impact on the Earth. I need to get better at thrifting!

    Jill
    https://jilliancecilia.com/

    • Thank you so much Jill! I am so happy to read your compliments!

      As you I am trying to think more about my fashion habits!

  • Such a cool post Pablo!! It’s taken me years to really grasp the fact that I don’t need to go out and buy the first thing that catches my eye. I recently did a little splurge for some pieces for spring/summer. I actually made a list of items that I wanted to purchase and made it a goal to not do any spontaneous picking. I’ll admit it can be hard to not buy that really cute “lilac” top that looks great in the display. But going into shopping and ensuring you’re purchasing items you know you can wear several ways and for a long period of time is KEY. I’m really trying to cultivate my wardrobe/style and guarantee that I’m wearing everything in my closet. (Is this what getting older is about? )

    I think a vest and white jeans are awesome pieces to have in a wardrobe. And having statement accessories, like a belt or sunglasses, can really “up” an outfit. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your spring closet and also for sharing your awesome illustrations!!

    I hope you’re doing well Pablo!

    Des | https://www.itsbetterinheels.com

    • Hello dear Des!

      Thank you for checking this out and I totally get what you’re saying! I really regret many purchases that I did in the past, and even if I can buy everything from top brands or sustainable project I am trying to think about those items that can live with me for more than one season.

      All the best and thanks again for your visit 🙂