One of the main comments I’ve heard when I advocate for sustainable fashion is: “It sounds expensive. I can’t afford that.” It’s a reality many of us face as we determine which products to purchase and balance the checkbook. Although sustainable fashion can have a heftier price tag and not everyone can make the time to find sales or research options, there is one solution. Purchasing second-hand is a great way to give existing clothes a new life and as I’ve found shopping used during my various travels and temporary work has given me many wonderful wardrobe options. And what better way to show the great finds I’ve purchased from second-hand shops this summer than on National Second-Hand Wardrobe Day? Below you’ll see how much unique fashion options I’ve discovered over the summer at second-hand shops:
Second-hand shopping, swapping clothing or wearing a family member’s hand-me-downs aren’t weird or bad shopping choices. From my summer clothing pieces I hope you can see consignment shops have clothing waiting to be discovered and taken home with you. If you don’t think you can afford the price tag of sustainable fashion, don’t forget to give used clothing a second chance. You never know what treasures you might find.
This post is a part of What I Wore Wednesday hosted by The Pleated Poppy, Style Me Wednesday hosted by Shopping My Closet, Friday Favorites hosted by Lizzie in Lace, and Style Sessions hosted by Style Elixir.