Want to be more eco-conscious in your wardrobe shopping? The organic cottons out there are fabulous and there are so many options for your “green” wardrobe these days. However, often being eco-conscious doesn’t mean shopping at all, but using what you already have!
Jen at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam treats us to her fabulous finds each week in her Frugal Fashionista post. This particular week she is shopping in her closet.
“This outfit was planned completely around this necklace. A few months ago, I picked up this brown, chunky, modern necklace for $1 at a yard sale, but I’ve never worn it. Every time I tried it on, I just felt it was too big. Often with large jewelry, we only stare right at the piece in the mirror and we don’t see the power of the outfit in its entirety. I think this keeps us from branching out and it kept me from enjoying this necklace earlier.”
Jen found the perfect outfit to go along with that chunky necklace right in her own closet. Do you have some treasures tucked back in your closet that you need to dig out?
Gidget at Gidget Goes Home has made a pledge to not buy clothes and use what she already has!
“I’ve been getting a lot more into repurposing/refashioning lately. So, I decided it was time to make a commitment. I headed over to Wardrobe Refashion and signed the pledge for four months. That means that from September until the end of 2010 I am pledging to not buy any new clothes. I will repurpose, refashion, and buy second-hand to my heart’s content instead.”
Are you a Goodwill shopper? Yard sales? Hand-me-downs? What are some of your tips to repurpose the clothes you already have?