The Reformation skirt (last seen here as a dress), Express crop top (Loving this one too), Lader watch c/o Larsson + Jennings, Bauble Bar necklace, Nanette Lepore bag, Chero bootie c/o Shelly's London (similar here). Shot by Isaac Lacey.
The other day I read a stat that fashion is the third most polluting industry in the world after oil and agriculture, and it really stopped and made me think. While I love welcoming new items into my closet, at the same time I feel guilty contributing to the pollution and waste that is the apparel industry. Since I've started blogging I've become even more torn; is it possible to keep up with the latest fashion trends while at the same time trying to reduce your footprint in life?
My solution thus far has been to turn to thrift and vintage shopping, as well as repurpose items in my wardrobe that I no longer wear. I try to go through my clothes every season and pull out items to donate or sell to thrift stores, and when I'm looking for a new trend to add to my wardrobe I usually stake out those same shops to find it first. Take the skirt above, for example, which used to be a Reformation dress that I found at a thrift store. After accidentally popping it in the dryer it shrank to tiny proportions, but instead of tossing it out, I took it to my tailor to see what he could do with it and... ta da! In the end it felt great to repurpose something instead of chucking it in the trash, not to mention I'm loving the results.
What's your take on fashion and wastefulness?