I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to astrology and spirituality. I don’t know the character traits of an earth sign or the significance of a full moon, and don’t even try to ask me what happens when mercury is in retrograde.
Yet, in our ever-changing, dynamic society, it appears that non-religious spirituality is as prevalent as ever, with people incorporating mindful, conscious practices into their everyday lives. From crystal-infused water bottles to healing crystal gift sets,more and more touchpoints are being created daily in order to connect people to their spiritual side.
And, of course, fashion is no exception. According to fashion search engine, Lyst, Fashion Karma is a trend of the rise, with people now wanting their clothes to give them “positive energy and spiritual comfort.” In fact, Lyst states, “in the past few months there has been a growing interest for pieces which include healing and energetic materials, specifically crystals.” The brand has also stated that “spiritually guided, conscious brands are attracting an increasing number of customers, who believe that fashion is a key aspect of intentional living.”
When it comes to crystal-embellished clothing, Australian designer Christopher Esber is certainly leading the way. As a part of his recent collections, Esber has created garments embellished with smokey quartz and various other crystal elements. And while you might be inclined to assume the additions are purely decorative, the items’ product pages do explain that there is intention behind their inclusions. According to the label, the smokey quartz-infused clothes can help to create “a grounding effect with a sense of clarity” and “block out negative energy.”
For some further insight on the topic, I decided to turn to an expert, tapping into the knowledge of Giselle La Pompe-Moore, who is a spiritual guide and the author of an upcoming book called, Take It In: Do the inner work. So, can your clothes really bring you #positivevibes, I wondered? “Crystals can serve as a powerful reminder of our own intentions that we set,” Giselle explained. “It’s easy to forget affirmations when we’re busy in our daily lives, but if we wake up and set an intention to feel more grounded during chaotic moments. So when we feel the smokey quartz in some clothing (for example) we’re prompted to work with that intention again.” However, Giselle was careful to explain that crystals are not a magical solution and in the end, it all comes down to our own consciousness around the topic. “It’s important to remember that while crystals harness and represent the incredible element of earth, we have to bring our own energy and intention to it too,” she said. Putting on a rose quartz jacket and just hoping it will help you find love without actively doing anything won’t help, she joked. “Crystals are prompts for us to go deeper, so working with the crystal will always be the most beneficial way to get the most from crystal-embellished clothing.” If you ask me, it’s worth a shot. Keep scrolling to see how influencers are already wearing Christopher Esber’s crystal clothing and then shop some crystal embellished items below.
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