7 Easy Ways To Make Your Wardrobe More

7 Easy Ways To Make Your Wardrobe More Sustainable. Hello friends, so how are you today?

Happy Thursday, or Thrift Thursday, as we like to call it. As every Thursday, my mum, daughter and I like to go into town and shop the charity shops.

Embracing sustainability in your wardrobe is not only a responsible choice but also a rewarding one that contributes to a healthier planet.

7 Easy Ways To Make Your Wardrobe More Sustainable

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7 Easy Ways To Make Your Wardrobe More Sustainable.

The charity shops have updated their stock to all things summer and so many beautiful items in. They are selling fast because I spotted lots of dresses last week, which have now sold through.

So you really do have to buy it as soon as you see it. Especially at these prices. So today I picked 3 beautiful summer dresses up.

One long white one with flowers on it. One long black one with cherries on it and a long brown polka dot dress. All to the ankles.

Yes, I think I have a theme for long dresses going on. Also picked up a cream shirt with red polka dots on. These dresses will all be perfect for evening wear on my summer holidays.

Today’s Blog Contents: 7 Easy Ways To Make Your Wardrobe More Sustainable.

Learn practical and easy-to-follow advice for greening your clothing. Learn how to create a wardrobe that is sustainable and ethical, cut down on textile waste, select eco-friendly materials, and shop ethically. Start living a more sustainable lifestyle now.

Begin by reassessing your shopping habits, opting for quality over quantity and investing in timeless pieces that withstand trends.

Thrifting is an excellent way to extend the life of clothing items, reduce waste, and discover unique, pre-loved treasures.

Table Of Contents:

7 Easy Ways To Make Your Wardrobe More Sustainable.

  • Firstly, Shop Second Hand.
  • Secondly, Buy Clothes Made From Sustainable Materials.
  • Thirdly, Invest In A Few Quality Pieces Each Season.
  • Fourthly, Repair And Upcycle Your Old Clothes.
  • Fifth, Donate Or Sell Clothes That No Longer Fit Or You Just Simply Do Not Wear Anymore.
  • Sixth, Avoid Dry Cleaning.
  • Seventh, Re-wear, Layer, And Minimise.

So 7 Easy Ways To Make Your Wardrobe More Sustainable:

7 Easy Ways To Make Your Wardrobe More Sustainable. Over the last few weeks I have been thinking more about my wardrobe and how I can make it more sustainable and here are a few ideas if you are thinking about it too.

7 Easy Ways To Make Your Wardrobe More Sustainable

Firstly, Shop Second Hand.

A fantastic strategy to cut down on textile waste and increase the lifespan of clothing is to thrift or buy used clothing. Reduce your environmental footprint while paying less for one-of-a-kind items.

You can create your own style and go for prints you love.

I love polka dots and always find something polka dotty when I go charity shopping. But how fabulous is this cotton Laura Ashley dress that I picked up in September last year? Absolutely love this dress.

Prioritise sustainable materials such as organic cotton, Tencel, or recycled fabrics when adding new pieces to your collection.

Extend the life of your garments by practicing proper care, including gentle washing, air-drying, and occasional repairs.

7 Easy Ways To Make Your Wardrobe More Sustainable

Secondly, Buy Clothes Made From Sustainable Materials.

Look for clothing made of eco-friendly and long-lasting fabrics like organic cotton, recycled polyester, hemp, linen, and bamboo.

These materials can endure longer and are less damaging to the environment.

I love buying quality cotton pieces as it lasts for years and is always a go-to material especially in summer.

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Invest In A Few Quality Pieces Each Season:

So 7 Easy Ways To Make Your Wardrobe More Sustainable.

Thirdly, Invest In A Few Quality Pieces Each Season.

I like to invest in a few quality pieces each season that I know I wear on repeat. This way I know I am getting my use out of whatever I buy. A good coat in winter, a cardigan in spring.

Summer dress in summer and jeans in autumn are usually my go-to items.

Invest in quality clothing that is well-made and can be worn for years rather than buying fast fashion things that are only good for a few wears.

This reduces your influence on the environment while simultaneously providing you with long-term financial savings too.

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Fourthly, Repair And Upcycle Your Old Clothes.

It is amazing what you can turn an old dress into if you use your imagination. Try Pinterest to give you ideas on upcycling your old clothes.

Sew anything broken and you will get a lot more wear from it. Try repairing or upcycling ill-fitting or lightly damaged clothing instead of chucking it away.

This not only decreases textile waste but also refreshes used items. Love seeing what something unwearable can turn into.

DIY projects allow you to breathe new life into old items through upcycling or customisation, adding a personal touch and minimising your environmental footprint.

7 Easy Ways to Make Your Wardrobe More Sustainable

What I Wore: Dress: Laura Ashley via Charity Shop | Lilley And Skinner Sandals: Shoe Zone | Sunglasses: TK Maxx

7 Easy Ways To Make Your Wardrobe More Sustainable:

Fifth, Donate Or Sell Clothes That No Longer Fit Or You Just Simply Do Not Wear Anymore.

Donate or sell your gently used clothing to a charity or sell it online if you no longer need it. In addition to helping others, this also lessens textile waste.

Places like car boot sales are great places to buy and sell too. Or sell online as there is lots of way to sell on websites and apps like Vinted or Ebay.

Also, if you want to just get rid quickly donate to your favourite charity shops. You are doing good to help them and help others find something they like.

Sixth, Avoid Dry Cleaning.

Who wants to have to go and pay to have something washed? Not me.

Avoid dry cleaning items if you can. I sometimes buy thing’s second hand by mistake that is dry clean inly so I try to hand wash these items or risk putting them on a cool wash. Which so far has worked out for me.

Re-wear, Layer And Minimise:

Seventh, Re-wear, Layer And Minimise.

Re-wear you items as many times as possible. Layer up for a different look. Wear on its own. Mix and match for different looks.

Add scarfs, jewellery, mix you make up colours up. Try and see how many different looks you can make out of one item of clothing. Take lots of photos to inspire your next look.

You can reduce your influence on the environment and make your clothing more sustainable by following these suggestions.

So what do you think about these 7 Easy Ways To Make Your Wardrobe More Sustainable Tips?

Finally, educate yourself about the ethical and sustainable practices of fashion brands before making purchases, supporting those committed to fair labour practices and eco-friendly initiatives.

Implementing these seven easy ways into your wardrobe routine not only promotes sustainability but also cultivates a mindful approach to fashion that benefits both your style and the planet.

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Styling A Charity Shop Dress:

Firstly, Styling A Charity Shop Dress. 

I am trying to be more thrifty and cut down on buying new clothes I don’t really need. So every week on a Thursday, myself, my mum and daughter take a trip to town and have a look around the charity shops.

We always find a bargain and something for a few pounds to cheer us up. Also something we would not see in the shops. Lots of surprises waiting for us. Styling A Charity Shop Dress.

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Thirdly, Newark Castle And A Trip To The Charity Shops. 

Newark is a market town and civil parish in the Newark and Sherwood district of Nottinghamshire, England. It also makes a lovely day out.

You can visit the castle and have a walk around the town centre. Lots of lovely shops to visit too.

Newark is also a thriving market town located just off the A1 on the east side of Nottinghamshire. Newark Castle And A Trip To The Charity Shops. 

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4 Comments

  1. 21 April 2023 / 10:10

    I am all for shopping second hand. Often far more interesting. Lovely summer dress, now the weather yet!

    • 21 April 2023 / 20:19

      I love looking for hidden gems.