While it's very important to keep up with trends on and off the runway, a true fashionista is one who is always mindful of our environment as well as the future.
Here are some tips to be a sustainable diva!
1. SHOP ONLINE Shopping online is a great way to ease up on the wallet! It's easier to browse a million choices from home than to try every store in the mall don't you think?
2. QUALITY IS IMPORTANT
Sustainability is not just about saving money. It's about making the right choice by acknowledging the brands that work hard to create designs that are ethical.
Quality choices needn't be frequent, but they sure can be an investment!
3. CAPSULE YOUR WARDROBE Buy only what you need and maybe a little bit of what you want. While shopping, choose pieces that can be styled in multiple ways. A tube top can be a miniskirt or a kurta that can function as a dress as well. That way, your wardrobe will never become outdated.
4. DONATE We all have pieces in our wardrobe that trigger our tear glands every time we see them. The other times, we forget that they exist. We might as well just give them away and save some tissues at the same time. (Tissues take a long time to degrade anyway)
5. BUY SECOND HAND Buying at thrift shops will not make you any less fashionable! In fact, the quirkiest combinations come from thrifting with the added benefit of repurposing! Famous bloggers and stylists often say that the best way to flow with the "it" crowd is to keep your wardrobe customised!
6. REDUSE PACKAGING
Most stores you visit never hesitate to wrap your purchases in pretty little packages. But what do you do with the layers of plastic and paper once you've taken your buy outside the box?
Choose to be responsible, choose to be a little greener. Carry a large tote with you on occasions like this or maybe just always be ready with a packet of your own.
As Vivienne Westwood said: Buy less, choose well and make it last.
The trick to being a great fashionista is not owning new clothes for every day. It's learning how to use what you have to look different every day.