THRIFTING, PRE-LOVED, AND SUSTAINABLE FASHION: TREND OR HERE TO STAY
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If you’re a fashion girl who loves the challenge of putting together fashion forward looks that are not only budget friendly but often a bit unique when compared to what’s trending, then you’ve likely already jumped on the thrifting bandwagon.
Interestingly thrifting as we have come to know it has not always been an embraced means for shopping by the majority. However, the true fashionista has always realized the importance of an all inclusive way of thinking when it comes to where to shop and what to include in the wardrobe. Not only is it cost effective but it can really stretch the style and creativity muscle.
When you also factor in the issues faced by over consumption and the increased need for more sustainable fashion solutions, should you bare any environmental consciousness at all, thrifting or any type of recycled fashion should be a no brainer. And listen, to this day I continue to be a work in progress in this area, so no judgement here.
Some argue that the normalization of thrifting is pandemic inspired, as it certainly wasn’t as accepted as it is now. For me, it's a fashion outlet that I didn't know I needed prior to embracing it years ago and to this day I honestly don’t know how my wardrobe survived without it. I always find myself lurking for something uniquely different in the wardrobe, so I crave it.
Not to be confused with vintage fashion, which has long been embraced by the fashion industry, thrifting has become a multi-billion dollar business and is still growing.
Yet despite the increasing interest in second hand fashion for a myriad of different reasons, now by so many, I’m left wondering if it's just trending, a phase, or is it here to stay? I already know that it'll be a part of my wardrobe forever but what do you think?