There are times when you would feel the need to update your wardrobe. It might be due to various reasons but when you are upgrading your wardrobe you are growing out. As fashion needs confidence and certain maturity to be carried out along. However, this need can arise out of compulsion like joining a new job or shifting somewhere. It’s mostly either this or your transition from teenage to adulthood or further.
Your old wardrobe doesn’t make you feel the way you used to feel previously, you are not feeling the confidence expected out of your outfit, it simply no longer excites you anymore and hence you feel the need to upgrade your wardrobe. You never know how a change of style can change your life.
Upgrading your wardrobe is exciting, and you can add more fun by thinking practically and contributing to the environment, as when fashion meets sustainability it not only makes you feel good but also you are doing your part by contributing to the environment and there are always chances that others also get motivated from you and switch to sustainable fashion. It would satisfy your urge for aesthetics to a great extent. There are certain points discussed below that would help you set up a sustainable wardrobe.
1. Check your essentials
Look into your wardrobe thoroughly then separate the ones you would like to continue wearing, they might be a pair of trousers which you can wear anytime as part of your casual careless style, regular going shirts, and comfy t-shirts. Once you sorted out the ones which you would be keeping then go for the ones which you won’t be continuing to wear anymore. Now once you are done with these steps you would get a clear idea about what is your current fashion sense and what else you would be needing to upgrade your fashion sense further.
2. Go Thrift shopping
Thrift shopping is an excellent way of upgrading your wardrobe at a very affordable rate. At thrift shops, you would get second-hand branded clothes at a much cheaper rate. Don’t hesitate to buy them just because they are coming at cheaper rates compared to the actual brand price. However, if you shop carefully you would get quality branded clothes at a cheaper rate. Make sure you are buying the correct size. Also, check for the durability of clothes before making a purchase.
3. Invest in Local Fashion
If you are planning to upgrade your wardrobe sustainably then shopping from local business markets would be perfect as a step towards bringing evolution aiming to save the planet. By shopping from a local market place you are not only stepping towards sustainability but you are also saving the extra bucks which are autonomously charged by the brands with their name. Investing in local businesses is a very effective way of upgrading your wardrobe at an affordable rate.
4. Purchase from sustainable brands
Even though thrift shopping will be satisfying but getting the touch of that new cloth material is what we urge for sometimes which is worth buying once in a while. The advantage is that you can still practice sustainability even while shopping for brand new clothes by purchasing sustainable brands. Attempt to step out of your fashion comfort zone, but always check the fabric before purchasing as to whether you can keep it in your closet for a longer time or its fabric might degrade after some wash. Make your purchase worth the money.
5. Fix and use again
Attempt to fix clothes with little faults like small holes. If you evidence small holes or any repairable issue on your clothes you can reuse them by getting them done by a tailor instead of discarding them simply. For old jeans, you can show your creativity by turning them into funky crop tops or shorts. There are plenty of DIY ideas available on YouTube for this kind of transformation related to clothes. Even though they won’t last long but by doing this you will be progressing towards the path of sustainability effectively.
6. Don’t Wash your clothes too often
Washing clothes too often would wear out their color and cloth quality. A lot of materials are wasted this way. The water consumed by the washing machine while washing the clothes degrades the quality of clothes on frequent washing. If you get any little stain on your cloth no need to wash the cloth you can just carefully remove the stain and wear it a few more times before giving it for laundry. To last a cloth for a longer time and keep it fresh hang it instead of folding them.
7. Donate the clothes not required
Donating clots is not only a good deed but also a sustainable way of reusing clothes. Many people don’t even have enough clothes to wear from. They can receive great help from donations. Even some organizations sell second-hand clothes to support needy people financially or help poor people, and abuse survivors by donating these clothes.
8. Choose quality over quantity
Instead of buying plenty of clothes purchase quality clothes which you think are worth the price shown on the cloth. If you are buying plenty of clothes and they get worn off within two months then it definitely cannot be counted under sustainable way of fashion. Always look out for the material before purchasing any cloth.
Even though we talked about upgrading clothes mainly but only upgrading your cloth is not sufficient you be needing the right footwear and other accessories with that to make your outfit look more attractive and complete. Once you buy the aesthetic pairs of clothes then look for the other upgrades regarding footwear and accessories.
Take some time to upgrade the rest as it will give you enough time to analyze what you need and save money too. Switching to sustainable brands would be discerning. This will bring positivity to your life along with a decrease in the use of carbon footprints.