Thursday, October 8, 2020


 By Guest Contributor

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Famous Coco Chanel once said “Fashion changes, but style endures”. This quote is still true today, but with a bit of a twist: we live in an age when people are increasingly aware of the environmental issues that have been plaguing our planet for quite some time. This new-found knowledge is great as it gives everyone some potential solutions and ammunition to fight climate change and its consequences. Unfortunately, the fashion industry has been responsible for a lot of waste that often ends up in landfills and oceans. 

And if you’re someone who enjoys dressing up and trying out different styles, here are some good news: it’s possible to be stylish even if living sustainably, so for this reason, here are some stylish tips that will help you look your best while being kind to the environment.

1. Ditch the new, embrace the old 

Shopping for new clothes is surely a fun way to kill time or lift your spirits, but overspending and accumulating clothes isn’t the best idea if you’re looking to live more sustainably. Therefore, thrift shopping is always a great option if you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe. Besides, cruising thrift stores gives you a chance to dig up some amazing designer pieces that cost a tiny fraction of their original price!

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2. Be careful when buying clothes 

Chain stores and international corporations offer low-quality clothes for very cheap prices, which is okay if you have no other options. But, for those who plan to live green, should make more effort toward buying less, especially from companies that are known to danger the environment and treat their workers unfairly. So, if you’re planning to go shopping anytime soon, then make sure to do your research and buy from brands that are ethical and committed to fair business practices that benefit the planet.

3. Sometimes, less is more 

Owning a wardrobe full of amazing clothing is a dream come true for many, but unfortunately, in this economy, this is also not easy to achieve. Plus, having a lot of clothes that you don’t wear causes unnecessary clutter in your closet. That’s why less is often more, especially if you focus on buying more quality and sustainable luxury pieces that will last you much longer than cheap substitutes that you can find everywhere. 

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4. Make your own capsule wardrobe

A capsule wardrobe often goes hand in hand with being a minimalist, and it’s definitely a great way to declutter your wardrobe and build your unique personal style. There are many minimalist fashion bloggers that can help you get started, but keep in mind that you should never compare yourself to others, especially when it comes to dressing up. Your capsule wardrobe should consist of clothes that are casual, professional, elegant, and most importantly, easy to mix and match. 

5. Be wary of dubious fashion trends 

Following fashion trends is great, but it’s also important to do it carefully and wisely because not all trends are made equal. Rather than buying every item that seems cute and trendy, make sure to think things through, and then buy only things that you’ll wear even when certain trends die out. We can all agree that chokers, super ripped jeans, and golden chains used to be cool, but not so much anymore. So, if you must buy a novelty clothing item or an accessory, it’s better to borrow it or buy it second-hand, so you’ll be able to avoid overspending.

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A sustainable wardrobe will show you the true value and importance of building your signature style, because you’ll be more focused on quality clothes rather than wearing everything and anything, in an attempt to be fashionable. These tips above will help you on your journey towards a more green lifestyle, which will also positively reflect on the way you dress and shop for new clothes

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