Buy Less, Buy Better
Many of us crave a fashion fix every now and again, but that doesn’t have to mean loading up on the latest trends and breaking the bank. We want to get you in more durable goods that will last well beyond the season’s latest trends.
How do I buy less?
When you feel the urge to go shopping, before heading out, think about what items you really need. Is there a special occasion coming up that’d you’d like a new dress for? Perhaps you have a big interview that you want to look smart for. Or, maybe the summer time weather has got you in the mood for a new swim costume.
Once you’ve identified what you need, try shopping for durable, high-quality items. Well-made clothes may be more expensive, but they will last longer through rough treatment and hard wash cycles, then cheaper items. You can also find high quality items in charity and vintage shops or resell websites like: Vinted and eBay. Or consider forgoing buying all together and simply rent an item instead.
How do I buy better?
Learning a bit about wardrobe staples is a great way to learn what to look for in terms of quality clothing. Love Your Clothes has a number of Best-buy guides for classic items like jeans and suits.
You can also consider going for fabrics that are friendly to the planet such as organic cotton.
Try curating a capsule wardrobe. Capsule wardrobes simplify your choices, buy demanding less items in your closet. With less items, you’ll have more time to think about what items you really need and thus purchase the perfect type for you.