How to Consume Less Fast Fashion

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We’re all well aware that fast fashion is TERRIBLE for the planet. But for many of us, who are from lower-middle to working-class backgrounds, we don’t have the luxury to shop from sustainable brands as they can be expensive.

So for those of you who want to reduce harm to the planet by consuming less fast fashion. Keep reading as I have good tips that can help 😘

Fast fashion trends can be fun. Howeverrrrr if they cause you to buy clothes, you WON’T wear again, It ain’t worth it. I would suggest only investing in trends that you know you would wear, even if that trend went out of style. And even then, I would still be frugal when shopping as it’s still fast fashion.

Versatility is a MUST!

Try to have versatile clothing pieces. As not only does that mean you get the most wear out of them. It also results in you purchasing fewer fast-fashion items. Because you won’t need separate clothing items for different occasions.

Good examples of clothes that are versatile include t-shirts. These can be worn during any season. You can layer a t-shirt with a coat or jacket during Autumn or Winter. Or just wear it on its own when it’s Spring or Summer. Another example is floral dresses. I personally love floral dresses because, with the right accessories, you have an outfit ready for a wedding or for a casual brunch date with your friends or your bae 😉

Buy What you Don’t Already Own

Now, this may seem like an obvious thing to do. But you’ll be surprised by the number of people who don’t do this! Heck, I’m even guilty of this 😅

Overall, try to only buy clothes and shoes that you don’t already own. Or at least if you’re going to buy something you own already, let it be one backup piece. As ultimately buying, the same thing can be a waste of money. And as we don’t have much cash, let’s be wise with it.

Apart from being one of the co-founders of Dark Hues Magazine. Chizoba Itabor is a content creator who runs her own self-titled lifestyle blog. Be sure to check out this cool gal on Instagram, Pinterest , YouTube and her own blog

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