Fashion “sense”- 10 ways to shop sensibly
As much as the trends are important and to keep up with them has become even more imperative. The things that you can keep in mind while going shopping is that the fabrics that are used to make the garments are of decent quality and ones that do not compromise on the environment. Go for wool or cloth and natural fabrics rather than plastic-based fabrics. Polyester is not only non-biodegradable but also the fabric is not good for your skin.
Swap and Second-hand
If the thought of buying second-hand clothes makes you cringe or the concept does not fit your personality, you might not be aware of some facts about high-end designer apparel. Most of the clothes are made for one-time wear only, kept untouched after one use. Stores are coming up which are insisting on the idea that there are high-end clothing lines that haven’t been used which will be better used and not just sitting in wardrobes to be shunned after years. A lot of fast fashion brands are also starting initiatives to gather up old clothes and in return, you can either take store credit or new clothes instead.
Rent it out
Count the number of times you wore your prom dress other than the day. Twice or stretching it out 5 times. Why? Because that was a super expensive dress and you don’t want to spoil it and second you cannot keep wearing the same dress to all the parties that come up. Renting solves both these problems. You can get as many new styles without having to spend a fortune only to sit in your wardrobe after one wear. A few of the high-end fashion stores providing such facilities are Rent The Runway, Le Tote, Armoire, Glam Corner, and more. Of course, you need to return the clothes in the condition you got them in but that is the least of the problems. This way you help cut down on a lot of textile waste and you get the best trends at the best prices!
A little Extra!
Do not spend time on shopping sites and Pinterest. Instead, take out a little bit of your time and research the fashion giants you buy your clothes from. The companies mass-producing clothes hardly ever pay attention to the working conditions of the workers manufacturing the clothes. Make sure you shun such brands or at least stop frequenting such stores. Human rights violations by many such brands are not a new thing. Be aware of what goes into making the product so you can wear it guilt-free. Helping the environment as well as the people in every way possible is worth all the effort. A little less selfish and a lot more selfless.
As simple as it sounds that is the maximum you can do with minimum effort. You have the privilege of buying new trends as and when they come but think about the hundreds of children and other underprivileged people out there who cannot afford simple clothing. All it takes is a little effort so that the clothes can be reused and you can bring a smile to someone’s face. What is the cost? Nothing so why go ahead and do a good deed.
Made for you
It is always better to go for tailored clothing, as not only does it fit you perfectly but also you get to choose the fabrics you want your clothes in. You can always choose the best fabrics, ones that fit your needs as well as your pocket.
Go for quality content that not only applies to real life but also to the clothes you buy. Having lots of clothes that you rarely wear or wear just once will add to the dump you are creating. If you have started on a path that leads to your peace of mind, you need to elevate a little from the shallow virtual world. Because being classy never goes out of fashion. You wear your personality and that reflects from the kind of clothes you wear so the next time you are tempted by a low-quality dress because of a few bucks.
Buying stuff only to push it further deep down in your wardrobe after one wear is stupid. Buy products and designs that are evergreen. Ones that will go with a lot of other attires. Mix and match to create your unique style.
DIY is in and why not. You can create something new from the old mundane designs which save you money as well as you buy less. Hence reducing lesser textile waste.
Needs more than the Wants
Yes, it is agreeable to want all the new trends. But you need to think again that at the pace that we are going, is it worth it? When you will not have an earth to live in, how much would your clothes matter? Get what you need and think before binge shopping?