Since announcing my departure from fast fashion, I've had a lot of people ask a lot of questions. One of the most frequently asked is "am I getting rid of all my fast fashion pieces in my closet?"
The answer is no.
Living sustainably isn't just about supporting ethical brands. It's about loving, appreciating, and using what you already own. It would be just as wasteful to get rid of everything and start over as it would be to continue buying disposable fashion. Plus, I genuinely love a lot of pieces I own - including some past fast fashion purchases.
Moving forward, you'll see a mixture of previously owned items along with new, ethical brands - like this blazer from Brooklyn Tailors - an American made brand based out of Brooklyn. I was lucky enough to score this piece at 80% off before Willys Detroit closed it's doors last month and it's been one of my go-to staples since.
So even though I won't be clearing out my entire closet of fast fashion, when I do shop in the future, I'll either be buying from ethical stores and brands or shopping second hand. And in the meantime, I'll be getting creative with what's already in my closet because not buying anything is the most sustainable way to live.
tank: topshop (similar ethical version)
heels: modern vintage