Today, I’d like to present to you my wardrobe which I have in Tokyo. So, I may not have the trendiest clothes. Sorry for that.
However, I bought most of my wardrobe from second-hand stores because I really support sustainable fashion. Some people might feel uncomfortable wearing second-hand clothes because we don’t know who wore them before, but I personally think it’s fun to do that.
For example, we can understand a person’s lifestyle judging by their old jeans and the way they were torn and we can also guess their habits and their taste in fashion.
So, let me share with you some useful tips about sustainable fashion.
Choose a brand with a history
Brands with a long history take their manufacturing seriously, and their designs haven’t changed much over the years.
For example, the reason why Ralph Lauren and Brooks Brothers are still famous is that these brands have been designing and selling the same models for a long time.
That’s why everybody loves them. What is the brand you long for? Let’s look for it at a used clothing store. You may be able to find it at a cheap price.
What kind of items will you choose?
If you’re not sure what to buy, I recommend buying shirts, jeans, hoodies, and other items that have a very ordinary and simple design. As a result, they will perfectly match the rest of your wardrobe.
I also have a good recommendation for you. I think that the combination between a blue shirt and chino pants can work very well in many situations including business meetings and so on.
Also, don’t forget to double-check the product before you buy it. Sometimes you can find stains or tears on them.
Take care of your clothes and understand the materials used
How to wash cotton and wool, and how to use different hangers for different items. In my opinion, it is very important to understand the materials and the fabric clothes are made of. These are small things but having this information might help you use them for a longer time.
For example, let’s say you buy a new pair of sneakers. You should try applying waterproof spray first on them.
This will not only repel rain, but it will also prevent dirt from sticking to them.
So, let me know what you think about this.
I am not trying to convince you not to buy new clothes, but there are so many of them in great condition and it would be a pity to throw them away.
Nowadays, the planet needs our help and I think that each of us can do a little something to reduce pollution and waste. Wearing clothes is fun and I think you can also contribute to this huge step right now.
Wearing second-hand clothes could be a baby step towards defeating global warming together.
I appreciate you taking the time out to read this blog.