Ever since I saw the documentary “The True Cost” on Netflix I have been doing research on ethical clothing practices and I have been trying to find brands that honor those ethical practices. I have to admit, trying to understand the nuances of the clothing production process for multiple brands is pretty overwhelming.
Then I read an article from The Good Trade called Conscious Living 101: Building an Ethical Wardrobe, and the first point the writer made was that old clothes are ethical clothes. Lightbulb moment.
Instead of purchasing “ethical” clothing to replace the “un-ethical” fast fashion pieces in my wardrobe, I’m going to make an effort to stop consuming altogether and get creative with my current wardrobe. An exercise in both ethics and minimalism! There are plenty of items that I like in my closet that are passed over all the time, so I am going to challenge myself to create “new” outfits from my overlooked “old” clothes, starting with this white peplum tank I purchased years ago from J. Crew Factory.
My hope is that this exercise can inspire others to try the same! Read on to see the three different looks I came up with for this peplum top.
Banana Republic Sweater | J.Crew Factory Top
Madwell Sandals | Lucky Brand Shorts
Leif Pencil Skirt | Lucky Brand Necklace | Dolce Vita Booties
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