It can be difficult to keep up with the latest fashion trends, especially as seasons change and catwalks and events, such as London Fashion Week, begin to showcase their new lines. However, one trend that looks set to stay is the need for sustainability.
Not only does fast fashion leave a negative impact on the environment, but it’s also not great for your bank balance either. It can be easy to succumb to purchasing many ‘on-trend’ but poor-quality items, encouraging bad spending habits in the process.
If you need to update your wardrobe, be sure to consider the items you choose, focusing on quality, rather than quantity. Manage your budget carefully and consider a payday loan alternative for those times when you might need to invest in a few smart staples.
We’ll take a look at how you can upscale your wardrobe sustainably without downscaling your bank balance.
Find your Style
It’s a simple fact that not every item or colour suits every single person. A trend that works well for your colleague might make you feel like you belong in a seventies disco. Sustainable fashion is not just about what’s up and coming on the catwalks, magazines or high street. It’s about what feels and looks good to you and that will last for seasons to come.
Find the colours and key pieces that appeal to you and your style, whether that’s bright, bold tones or monochrome staples. Choose items that you can layer easily and that are suitable for all seasons. And there’s nothing wrong with adding a pop of colour to your outfit in the middle of autumn.
Dress up (or down) with the right shoes
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a separate pair of shoes for every occasion – but the right pair can make or break an outfit. Invest in the latest trend of nineties platforms and you’ll have the ability to dress up any style instantly. They’ll also take you nicely into the autumn and winter seasons and are set to stay well into 2023 and beyond.
A trusty pair of sliders work well with nearly every sunny outfit, combining chic with comfort and practicality. For those office-to-bar evenings, meanwhile, a striking pair of gladiator sandals are guaranteed to dazzle and are sure to remain the hottest footwear every summer.
What better way to update or change the style of an outfit than by accessorising wisely? For that holiday vibe, think braided anklets, beaded necklaces and funky hats – or for a glam night out, simply add a statement piece such as a layered gold chain or chunky ring.
Include a versatile jacket as part of your investment pieces and you’ll have something to throw over your outfit on those cool spring evenings. During the colder months, you can simply layer with a chunky scarf and hat.
Whichever sustainable wardrobe staples in which you choose to invest, make sure that you think long-term, as well as what’s hot on the catwalk right now.