I was walking through the grocery store the other day. As I was checking out, a headline from a magazine caught my eye. So and so movie star wore the same dress to two events over the course of a few years. This made headlines, but not in a good way. It shocked me. How could this be worthy of headline news and why are we discouraging this? It really bothers me that we, women in particular, are discouraged from wearing fancy clothing items several times. I don't know about you, but I want to celebrate people who are wearing gorgeous outfits more than once. No matter how much money you have, only wearing a gown once isn't a great use of our limited resources.
Even if you're not a movie star and have a limited budget, there's still a culture that celebrates disposable fashion and isn't conducive to reducing clothing waste. It's time for the norm to shift away from buying cheap products with short lifespans. After all, it's better for the environment and saves us money in the long term.
How do we do this? Here are a few tips I'd suggest: