In my continuous effort to spend less money on fast fashion and making conscious decisions with the clothing I purchase, I will be putting together outfits that I create using pieces I already own and from thrift shopping and local consignment stores.
DISCLAIMER: I AM GOING TO TRY MY BEST OKAY?
Lately, I’m not the biggest fan of shopping unless it’s a thrift/vintage/local consignment store. Does anyone else have this problem? I think it’s a good problem to have because it encourages creativity and ethical purchasing practices. WIN, WIN!
I’ve been spending a lot of time reading labels of the clothing before I purchase an item to make sure the fabric is quality. It was kind of hard and made me really sad to see that the thing I really wanted was made of 100% polyester or acrylic. And that’s what I used to purchase a lot of. I used to go to the mall and walk around piles and piles of mass-produced clothes that mind you are the worst quality and just CONSUME. I can’t deal with that anymore and am really trying to work on what I think is really worth a purchase.
Like the denim dress, I’m featuring in this post. It’s from a thrift store I visited over the summer in Stockholm, Sweden. I don’t own a lot of denim dresses, and when I came across this one, I fell in love. I was really drawn to the formfitting shape, back zipper detail, and light sort of acid wash blue color. I’m not entirely sure if it’s on trend — and I don’t care. It’s perfect for fall because you can layer with it and it looks great with tights. I layered this piece with a white mock turtleneck, fishnet tights and paired the dress with some chunky black boots and some orange lipstick. I’ll be posting some more thrifted/consigned looks, and I hope they inspire you to get creative and not rely so much on you know mass consumerism. Trust me it get’s to all of us, and there’s a massive cycle of materialism that is damaging our ecosystem, but you can make small conscious decisions to benefit the economy, the environment, and your wallet for the long run if you try. Baby steps is my moto!
Outfit Details: denim dress, thrifted; mock turtleneck, ASOS; shoes, ASOS; lipstick, Kat Von D/Sephora.
Xoxo Aline Chaprazian
Photography By Madison Paloski