Happy new year & welcome to 2022 lets hope this year is better than the last! It’s been a tough couple of years for everyone. A subject that seems at the forefront of social media right now is our climate. I've seen lots campaigns for going meat free and for slow fashion.
I’ve always been interested in sustainability and have taken part in the slow fashion movement before only buying vintage and second hand and trying to never throw clothes in the bin. Having always loved fashion from early age and having a career in it I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve very much fallen for trends in the past, buying something because I've seen it on Instagram and of course scrolling every midi dress going on various high street websites. This definitely became a habit in lockdown; a treat I deserved, those little pick me ups to have something to look forward to. I enjoy shopping, and I like the buzz of having something new to wear, we’ve all been there.
I’m really going to try and make a conscious effect to buy more second hand and really consider if the item I want to buy is something I really need or want. Is it practical and will I wear it multiple times? Another important question, will I be bored of it in a few months?
Also another rule I'm going to live by is don't save it for best, or in the words of Dawn O Porter just bloody wear it! After a couple of lockdowns and the most amount of time spent in leisure wear I see things in my wardrobe I love but don't always wear them. Now is the perfect time to go through your wardrobe and have a sort out. Look at the pieces you wear regularly and see how the rest of the wardrobe fits in around it. If you see some gaps then try shopping for pre loved pieces. Places like Depop and Etsy are great for vintage pieces. Vinted and Thift Plus are always worth checking out for second hand items. You can send old clothes to thrift plus to sell and when it sells you get points to spend on second hand fashion! Give shopping sustainably a go, there’s more options than you think!