We could all do more to improve our environmental impact. From eating less meat to turning down the heating and buying seasonal food, there are plenty of simple yet effective ways to go green. Remember, every little helps!
Focusing on sustainable clothing is another great tactic to up your environmental creds. But, if you’re worried that environmentally-friendly fashion will lead to an unflattering wardrobe, think again. From choosing classic dresses and timeless denim to mending and accessorising what you already own, our guide is full of top tips to ensure you both look stylish and stay sustainable.
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Most of us would love to reduce our carbon footprint. However, it can be difficult to know where to begin when it comes to taking those first practical steps. Thankfully, small acts can make a big difference. Even following a few of our below ideas will help you get on a greener path:
Make Do & Mend
Even the most well-made clothes suffer from inevitable wear and tear. Instead of throwing a button-less blouse straight in the bin, use it as an opportunity to practice your sewing skills. Letting you pick up a new hobby while also mending your favourite items, getting creative with a needle and thread will save many of your clothes from the rubbish heap.
If you don’t trust yourself to darn a sock let alone hem a skirt, there are plenty of online tutorials to help you transform into a sewing pro.
Try A Capsule Wardrobe
Feel like you’ve got hundreds of clothes yet nothing to wear? A capsule wardrobe could be just what you need. Concentrating on a handful of easy to wear items, a capsule wardrobe is a stylish and sustainable way to refresh your look. Keep an eye out for versatile items like everyday jeans, flattering midi dresses and loose white shirts to kick-start your capsule lifestyle.
Not only will you feel confident in every item you own, but you’ll also be able to wear them in multiple ways for multiple different occasions. The days of desperately searching through piles of clothes are over!
Although it can be fun (if not a little tiring) to keep up with all the fast fashion trends, it’s not the most environmentally-friendly way to shop. To still get your fashion fix, update items you already own with the latest looks.
From re-dying a summer dress in this season’s hottest colours to monogramming blazers and adding embellishments and embroidery to denim, you can make old items feel brand new with a little imagination. You can also be sure no one else will be wearing your outfit!