Many fashion lovers like to keep up with the latest trends and it is super easy to get carried away with all the fab fashion in the stores. However, it is important to ensure we aim for a fab sustainable fashion that doesn’t cost the earth. Many of us shop a lot for fashion items, and many of these pieces are hardly worn. Sustainable fashion is so important but the dilemma for many is how to stay sustainable when it comes to keeping up with the latest trends. Here are some stylish tips to help you do your own bit for the planet while keeping your wardrobe up to date:
Shop your wardrobe before you go shopping
Before you go shopping it is important you do a wardrobe audit. This will help you ensure you don’t buy items you don’t need or buy items you have already. I enjoy shopping my wardrobe. It allows me to find clothing I have completely forgotten about and the challenge for me is always how to breathe new life into these old pieces. I enjoy thinking of new ways to style my looks and a wardrobe audit is always a nice opportunity to do so.
Go for preloved
If you find gaps in your wardrobe, you can opt for shopping for preloved. There are loads of websites that sell amazing preloved items, which is great for the environment. Plus many high-end designer brands are more affordable from preloved websites and out-of-season items are usually available on preloved websites as well. If you are struggling with where to start in your hunt for preloved items, start with eBay, Depop, Vinted, Vestiaire Collective, and The RealReal for stylish designer brands.
Don’t buy what you don’t need
This goes without saying but it is one of the most important tips when it comes to sticking to sustainable fashion. Ignore the sales tag and only buy what you need every time. If you don’t need a new dress, don’t buy a new dress even if it is only a tenner. Don’t buy what you don’t need regardless of the price tag. The sales will always be there so ignore the pressure and only shop if you have to.
Are you into sustainable fashion? Do you have any tried and tested tips to share? Please sound off in the comments section below, let’s chat Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe.
As I only buy generally certain brands I sell them on, on selling sites on the www. I don’t buy cheap clothing from large stores such as Primark.
If something doesn’t sell it gets donated to charity. I’ve finally got my friend into the donating and buying better quality clothing as she buys far too much cheap stuff.
We all must do our bit! Each thing you do adds up even if it doesn’t feel like much
I agree Carol. I have never been into buying cheap items. They never stand the test of time.
I’ve definitely been challenging myself to be more socially conscious of my fashion choices. I like the idea of shopping my wardrobe first to see if there is really anything I need. I’m sure 9/10 there isn’t lol
Shopping the wardrobe is always fun for me when I am in the right mood 😊