How shopping can help save the planet

How shopping can help save the planet

The events of the last few months have proved that, however open-minded and conscious we think we are, we’re all guilty for the significant global environmental changes.

This is undoubtedly a very controversial subject, but I believe that we should take time to hear different perspectives, so that we can tackle together the issues that impact all of us.

So here’s how to do your part for the environment (with hardly any effort).

Shop less; we’re all guilty of buying more than we actually need, whether that’s food or fashion. The way we shop can have a big impact on the environment. There’s a good chance that you, just like me, shop on the high-street – H&M, Zara, Mango etc. These brands fuel our addiction and demand for fast fashion – affordable, trend-led pieces that we can easily disregard if they fall apart or if other trends emerge.

Be a better shopper; recent figures show that we are spending less money on clothing than we ever did, but own more garments than ever before. I’m not suggesting to stop buying clothes, but shop wisely. Invest in classic, timeless pieces that you can wear for years to come.

Loan, not buy; if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know that on countless occasions I loaned pieced, instead of buying them. This new generation of ‘shopping’ could spell the end for fast fashion.

Why splurge your hard-earned money on a dress you’ll most probably end up wearing a handful of times, when you can rent it for a fraction of the price? Renting clothing online is becoming increasingly popular, so make sure to bookmark Chic by Choice for a quick and guilt-free shopping experience.

Below I’m wearing a Jil Stuart dress (available to rent at Chic by Choice), the most exquisite handbag by Launer London (a press loan) and a pair of peep-toe slingbacks, kindly gifted by Charles & Keith (that will undoubtedly receive a lot of love).

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How shopping can help save the planet

How shopping can help save the planet

How shopping can help save the planet

How shopping can help save the planet

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