Guest post by Joyce Lau.
Who said it’s not possible to save money and save the planet? You absolutely can. There are many ways you can freshen up your wardrobe without leaving a stink on the planet. By selecting pieces that are sustainable and by mastering the art of mixing and matching, you can contribute by minimizing what gets dumped and how things are produced.
Time the shop
First off, know the best time to shop. Stores have already started stocking up spring items so it’s the perfect time to head to your favourite socially-conscious store for some serious sales. Check out this light green colour top in hemp jersey by Nicole Bridger. The price is as sweet as the interesting details on the arms. This item from the fall collection was originally $130, but now, you can make your earthly contribution and spend only $65.
Hereʼs another tip to stretch your dollar. Even though the top may be from the fall collection, you can get it to do double-duty and wear it both in the spring and fall. Try it with a clean and crisp pair of white pants for that easy-going resort look. This 100 per cent organic cotton platinum twill is earth-friendly and machine-wash-friendly too. Our wallets aren’t complaining either, with the price at just $58 (savings of $166).
Another great way to update our wardrobe is to shop vintage. You’re not only helping to recycle products, but you never have to worry about bumping into another woman wearing the exact same thing. Slip on this great pair of vintage sandals to add some texture and dimension to the outfit. Feel special because you only spent $12.50 and no one else has it!
Finally, finish off the entire look with a beautiful pair of cherry red drop earrings by Vancouver company BuenoStyle. This unexpected pop of colour close to the face makes the outfit speak a style that’s subtle but stylishly deliberate. For only $34, you can wear these earrings again and again.