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Fashion needs vs. fashion wants

It’s time to take a step back because for the past ten years we have been engaged in a trend-driven, quick fashion consumerism epidemic without realizing the implications.

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Not to be confused with Need for your clothing, there is Need as in food to prevent famine. I could see them as being comparable needs: A long beige Mac is something I ‘need’ in my life; without it, I will be lacking in some way. Finding out what will be a necessary addition to your wardrobe—essential in the sense that it will hopefully last you a lifetime—is what is important in this situation. I love clothes, but ever since I stopped to consider the real purpose for each purchase and took a step back, I’ve been able to refrain from making purchases and reevaluate their necessity. I’ve been in a position where my wardrobe has been the same for years, and it includes items that I treasure, like, and style differently depending on my mood, the occasion, or general life challenges. Living more sustainably means combining high-quality products with old and completely random second-hand items. Realistically, if something is a bit too tight or the cotton is already pulling, it won’t last you more than a few wears. Considering the lives that your clothing leads should be a key concern if you want to live a more sustainable fashion life. There should be an appealing vision of you wearing it and wearing it until it becomes a timeless piece of material that you can rely on, whether that’s thinking about the life it’s already had (as a second-hand survivor) or its life to come (doing your hobbies, your work, your travels, and meeting your friends). like a companion animal that you decide to share your life with.

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to want a trend-driven, spammed dress or skirt on Instagram that, at most, will become “out of style” in a month. Were you truly interested in it? I want to spread the news and deflect this fashion perspective. It can be difficult to discern your actual ideas about your personal style in the cluttered mental space created by trend-driven messaging from social media, magazines, blogs, direct emails, etc. However, developing your own sense of style and outfit requirements is crucial to defining who you are. With our iPhones in hand, we are shopping till we drop or even until we pass out in bed. Since we don’t feel the need to value such low-cost, high-quality, and wanted products, there is no emotional connection we have to our clothing. The burning bubble of CO2 that is continuously thickening from the fashion supply chain can be slowed down by giving each purchase a genuine practicality, having some kind of valuable investment, whether big or small, behind it, and reducing the size of your ever-expanding wardrobe to some essentials you feel a stronger connection to.

Consider the 1980s or perhaps the 1990s. Disposable fast-fashion wasn’t really a thing back then; you bought clothes for a cause, went shopping with your mother or friends for moral support, and engaged in one of every girl’s favorite past-times—”shopping”—an occasion you might look forward to, save money for, and even dream about! Back then, clothing was more expensive and less varied, which prevented us from acquiring the weekly novelty that we now demand. It only takes a few scrolls and clicks to add 10 new items to your basket for a price that is less than your weekly food shop since we are living, breathing, and consuming in the fast-fashion boom of the twenty-first century and the business where buying garments is so rapid and mindless. It’s time to think about how and when you buy things, at a price the item should be worth, as the economy and the world are both practically at their breaking points.

My favorite sustainable fashion designer, Christopher Raeburn, provided the following quotes to summarize this article: “People obviously need reasonably priced apparel, but we need to shift people’s attitudes so they can appreciate the full cost of the product they are buying…things are changing. Customers are concerned, and they are becoming more and more concerned, especially the younger generations. We observe this both offline and online. They desire to make ethical purchases. However, the cost is still a factor. Finding the ideal balance is key. (Drapers)

Several consumer options

Try putting products in your basket for a fortnight and then returning to them to check whether you still genuinely like them. This will help you determine whether you are an online shopaholic.
At least five occasions or moments come to mind when you could envision yourself donning the outfit.
1) Make your own decisions and purchase the perfect item for you by using your eyes, not your iPhone. Secondly, visit the store to really touch and examine the item before buying.
Determine whether the durability and attraction of the item are still appealing to you by looking at where it was created and what was used to make it.
Give your clothing some breathing room. When you stuff stacks of clothes into your closet or drawers, they become crumpled, neglected, and maybe unwanted. They need some breathing room!
Pledge to undergo a 30-day new-fashion detox for Oxfam’s Second Hand September — you might be pleasantly surprised!