Fashion pieces are more than some items we use to cover our body. They reflect one’s personality and vision of beauty and give shape to one’s immaterial side. However, since trends come and go at such a speed, getting the latest designs might get pricey.
Not to mention that if you have a more eco-friendly attitude towards life and you don’t want to contribute to the negative effects fast fashion, unfortunately, has but you’d rather like to consume less and thus do your bit for the environment, considering this shortlist of fashion tips and tricks is an inspiring thing to do.
Know what suits you
If you’re a fashion buff and you pay attention to what you wear, you might have tried some of the latest must-haves only to find out that they don’t benefit you. Some of the season’s fashion hits might simply not match your body type, weight, or even height.
So, the first thing to keep in mind is that fashion is what makes you feel comfortable and what highlights your beauty. Instead of going for some clothing designs that make the rounds lately yet that don’t suit your body and your personality just for the sake of following the latest trends, it is best to wear what suits you and enhances your comfort and beauty.
Therefore, know your style before jumping to the latest collections available in stores. It’s true that it’s a trial and error thing and it might take a bit of time to find your style but you can only learn by trying out various items. When you’ve found the ones that are a perfect match, you will know, most probably instantly.
Reuse what you already have
Fashion repeats itself. Explore your mom’s fashion collection and you will most probably find something that has been a hit in the last years. Clothing designs are readapted yet many of the styles you see today were most probably around a few years ago.
Before going for a new shopping session, you might want to check out your old collections. You might be surprised to find something that with either a bit of fixing or tailoring could make a great outfit. Not to mention that your wardrobe might host even new clothes that you bought and never got the chance to wear.
Plus, what is already part of your collection is there for a reason: you liked it and it matched your personality and body type. If your body and preferences haven’t changed much lately, you are more likely to find something you’ve voluntarily added to your wardrobe that is to your liking than something that is the latest must-have but suits you little.
Moreover, if there is some fashion piece you really liked yet that could use a bit of fixing, try a local tailor to help you with that. It might still be cheaper to repair something you feel comfortable with than buying a new piece.
Invest in durable fabrics
Whenever you buy something new, remember that not only its design cut matters. The fabrics used are of great importance as well. Getting a more expensive yet also more durable item might be a great long-term investment. A quality fashion piece will last and this means that, if you don’t get too bored or your body doesn’t change significantly, you will get to wear it longer.
Just like when you’re looking for any other item of personal use, be it furniture or wrestling headgear, durability is essential. Also, you can always recycle your old stuff and thus help the world we live in and get new room for your items.
Some sustainable retailers will even reward you for doing that. You can get shopping coupons or money that you can then use to renew your collection if your old item can no longer be worn.