We live in a society that encourages disposable fashion. The growing attitude is, If it's been seen on Instagram I ain't wearing it again, further fuelled by the fact that fashion is increasingly cheap to buy; and it's having a catastrophic impact on the environment.
While most of us do enjoy a spot of shopping and wearing fresh outfits, here are some savvy ideas for making a statement for fashion, as well as for the planet.
Charity shops. If you're a charity shop snob, then it's time to re-think your attitude. Charity shopping has come along way from the dingy, musty holes that your grandmother used to browse in. With high-end fashion being that much more available, charity shops can be a treasure trove of absolute gems.
eBay. Whether you're a certified eBay aficionado, or have barely used the site it's worth noting how lucrative it can be on the fashion hunting front. Many items are unwanted gifts with the labels still attached and have never been worn. You are then able to purchase them for a fraction of the price and save unnecessary waste. Winner winner!
Clothes swaps. This is literally the best idea! Send out a message to your group of girl friends and make a date to pool in all the clothes you don't need or want anymore. You then get to pick out what you like of theirs. It's true that other people's clothes always look better and quality items last a lot longer than the few times you are often willing to wear them. Plus, it doubles up as a nice little social. Why not crack open a bottle of one of these organic wines for good measure?
Customise, or make your own! Want a truly unique style, then the answer is to don your creative hat and make your own. If starting from scratch is a little daunting, then try customising outfits to get maximum use out of them. By cutting a collar here, or adding some lace trim there you can have an entirely new looking outfit in no time! Plus, you're never going to run into anyone else wearing the same thing either.