You may have previously turned your nose up at secondhand clothing in favour of the latest high-street fashion. Perhaps the prospect of rummaging through piles of musty old clothing at a car boot sale, jumble sale, or charity shop has turned you off. Secondhand garments, on the other hand, are hot right now, and there are plenty of good reasons to buy them. view publisher site
Buying new clothing on a regular basis to fulfil the appetite for a constantly changing wardrobe can be extremely harmful to the environment. Buying secondhand clothing is a great way to satisfy your fashion needs while also helping the environment.
‘But secondhand clothes aren’t as good as new clothes,’ you say. That is where you are mistaken. It might take a while to find it, but there are plenty of really nice secondhand clothes around, some of which haven’t been worn in a long time. The sleeves were lined, and the seams were finished with bias binding, which I appreciated. I frequently browse the high street shops for inspiration and am constantly astounded by the poor quality of some of the items I come across. Perhaps in my teenage years, I might have gotten away with wearing poorly made clothes made of low quality fabrics, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve discovered that quality clothes look so much better.
‘However, secondhand clothes are all out of style and frumpy,’ is another common opposition to buying secondhand clothing. Ok, I don’t believe that is the case. For starters, the same trends seem to repeat themselves season after season. Take floral designs, nautical-inspired clothing, and sixties-inspired mini dresses, for example. Many of these patterns have been seen on the runways many times over the last decade. Even my safari-style top is right on trend, as safari has been identified as a key trend this year by major fashion publications.