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8 Ways To Ease Your Fast Fashion Guilt

Opting out of fast fashion doesn’t mean you have to blow your budget on expensive garb. Check out these 8 tips to dress well without the fashion guilt.

8 Ways To Ease Your Fast Fashion Guilt

What does fast fashion mean? The fast-fashion definition: Cheap, trendy clothing that mimics ideas from the catwalk or celebrity culture. The clothes are manufactured using quick, cheap processes that exploit garment workers and are often harmful to the environment. We can all agree that fast fashion is bad, but the truth is that it is the only affordable option for many people. How can you make greener choices while still buying affordable clothing?

1. Learn a few basic sewing skills

How often have you thrown out an item of clothing because a button has fallen off or a seam has unraveled? With a few basic sewing skills, you can easily fix these clothes and get much more wear from them. There are plenty of helpful videos on YouTube.

2. Arrange a clothing swap

Sometimes you have had an item of clothing for years that you still love but are a little bored of. Why not arrange a clothing swap with some friends who feel the same way about items in their closets. Clothing swaps are an ideal way to add items to your wardrobe without spending any money.

3. Buy high-quality, buy less often

Spending a lot on good quality, well-made clothing might not feel like saving. However, if you don’t have to replace it after only six months, you will be saving money in the long run. Some investment pieces to consider: A black blazer, a trench coat, the perfect white t-shirt or blouse, a clutch purse, a versatile pair of jeans, a pair of walkable leather booties, and of course, an LBD.

4. Shop for secondhand clothes

The advent of online marketplaces has made this so much easier for us. There are loads of websites and apps that specialize in secondhand options for cheap and brand-name clothes. Keep a look out for retailers that are fighting fast fashion by embracing the concept of secondhand clothing.

5. Visit thrift stores

Do you love shopping often to add interesting new pieces to your closet? Consider shopping for used clothing at thrift stores and vintage boutiques. Check out these ten celebrities who love thrifting.

6. Sell gently used clothing

Instead of throwing them in the trash or leaving them at the back of your wardrobe to be eaten by moths, try to sell some of your gently used clothing. This way, you can give these pieces a chance at a new life and earn a few dollars to put toward that statement leather jacket!

7. Look after your clothes

To save money and improve the longevity of the clothing items that you already have, follow the care instructions so that they may last longer.

8. Repurpose old clothing

Save on cleaning cloths and kids’ toys by repurposing used clothing items. Cut that old t-shirt into rags for polishing the car. Or use a torn dress to create dolls, stuffed animals, or doll’s clothing for your children.

Buy less, choose well, make it last

When dressing on a budget, it is difficult to ignore the allure of affordable, fast fashion brands. However, your clothing shouldn’t cost the earth. Try swapping some of your fast-fashion buying habits with these slow-fashion ideas. If you are looking for style tips or wardrobe ideas, the Save mailer is full of advice to help you spend life happy.