Having a more sustainable wardrobe is easier than you think. Here are some budget-friendly ways to make yours more sustainable.
Switch to a capsule wardrobe
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Here’s an example of a beautiful, sustainable autumn capsule wardrobe by @selinasinspiration. If you want to see all the pieces, as well as some of the outfits, she has a 3 minute YouTube video of the wardrobe. It really gives a good sense of how much you can do with a well thought out wardrobe. We have the link for the video in our bio!
A capsule wardrobe is one that has a small collection of clothes that co-ordinate and can be worn in various different ways.
Although the initial set up of a capsule wardrobe will take time and money, it's a fantastic long-term method of sustainability.
This due to the fact that most people who have a capsule wardrobe invest in fewer, quality pieces that last a while, meaning you rarely have to buy a new item.
Shop more in the eco-friendly sections of high street shops and websites
A lot of high street shops have come out with their own environmentally-friendly clothing ranges lately.
Places like Penney's, Zara, H&M and online retailers like ASOS all have ranges likes these now.
Instead of shopping in the main collections of these retailers why not make a conscious effort to buy more from their sustainable ranges.
Make use of apps like Depop
Depop is an app in which you can buy and sell items but it's most popular category would be fashion.
There are lots of great deals to be found on Depop and if you're on a budget it's a great way to get virtually new high street pieces for a fraction of the cost.
If you have unwanted items you could also sell them on Depop and put the money towards something you really want.
Use the one in one out rule
Before you go clothes shopping have a look in your wardrobe and pick out a few items that you don't like or wear anymore which can be donated to a charity shop or sold on via Depop.
This not only prevents your wardrobe from overflowing with clothes but is also an easy way to extend the life of clothes.
Have you made any sustainable switches in your wardrobe?