A week of thrifted outfits
Ethical fashion is not all that accessible. I know it, you know it. Buying a shirt for $100 is outside of the realm of possibility a lot of the time. And while I do save up for some cherished items from ethical brands, my first option for when I need to fill a gap in my wardrobe is thrifting. Often, I’ll see something beautiful from an ethical or fast fashion brand, and make it my mission to find its replica in vintage or secondhand. And half the time, it works (and is way more affordable).
The second benefit to thrifting is how good it is for the environment—no need for new production, no disposal of clothes, just extending the life of something that’s already been made. Yay!
Thrift Week is a challenge started by @laurenmarigold as a way to normalize wearing thrifted clothing, and to celebrate how amazing you can look while wearing it. Check out her profile to learn more, and to participate in this (or the next) one!
My thrifted picks
White ribbed sweater // Value Village
Acid wash pencil skirt // secondhand, from my aunt
Floral maxi dress // vintage
Polka-dot shift dress // secondhand, from my coworker
Denim button-up // vintage, from Daddy’s Plastic
Black maxi skirt // vintage, Value Village
Grey ribbed sweater // vintage, Shop Truce
Wide leg jeans // vintage, Cool Friends
Ochre sweater // secondhand, from my aunt
Mom jeans // vintage
Woven Italian shoes // vintage
“Shearling” coat // Value Village
“Nina” wide leg jeans // made of recycled denim, Frank & Oak
Did you join in this time? What’s your take on thrifted pieces? Let me know in the comments below!