What I wore: Thrifted Vintage Dress, Vintage Belt, Sam Edelman Sandals
This past year, I’ve really gotten into vintage and thrift shopping. I’d say I buy more clothes secondhand than new these days. The thrill of the hunt is really fun for me, and it’s the most economical way for me to incorporate new pieces into my closet. Vintage and secondhand style is just fun!
Take this dress, for instance. I imagine its last wearer was probably an old lady who wore it around her house with house slippers and hair curlers. But paired with a belt and some sandals, it’s a breezy sundress for me! It’s kind of cool that this dress has a story, and it’s not a here-one-minute-gone-the-next trend. Not to mention, it cost me cents at Goodwill.
Besides that, I’m sure most of you are familiar with “fast fashion.” The cheap, trendy clothes sold by mass retailers are poorly made, bad for the environment, and oftentimes a result of slave labor. If what happened in Bangladesh this past spring isn’t eye-opening, then I don’t know what is! (I thought this All Things Considered podcast on fast fashion was pretty interesting.)
I’m not saying I’ve stopped buying from mass retailers, and I am not preaching here (hello, I just recently posted about my new pants from Zara…), but I like to think that by mixing and matching new and vintage, I’m not only adding intrigue and wallet-friendly pieces to my closet, but I’m also recycling and making a more responsible purchase.
What are you thoughts on vintage, secondhand, and fast fashion? Check out some of my favorite vintage and secondhand outfits from the past!
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