As the cold weather slowly creeps up on us, most of us will be ready to update our wardrobes. But as we step into a new season, it’s important to pause and think about what our fashion choices before making them.
Autumn is a month full of warm colours, big coats and comfy scarfs and hats. It’s a time to wind down and embrace the colder weather. For many, it’s also the time to unpack their favourite Autumn pieces. In the UK it is predicted that 30% of the population organise their wardrobe season to season.
This is a great way to slow down our buying habits. It means that when a new season arrives we get to unpack the items we put away all those months ago and can embrace the feeling of fresh new outfits.
It’s very likely doing this method will help with the desire to buy new clothing each season because you won’t have seen your Autumn wardrobe for a few months making it feel brand-new.
Whilst a lot of us will already likely have Autumn basics, it is normal to want to buy new pieces. And this is perfectly ok to do so. However, whilst buying new clothing it’s important to make sure you shop slowly and responsibly. Doing so will help slow down the effects fast fashion has on the environment.
Buy What Fits
It can be tempting when you see a bargain in a shop to grab it because you feel like you’re getting it for cheaper. However, whilst that might be the case ask yourself questions such as does it fit me properly and will I wear it for a long period of time?
Pausing and questioning your purchase ultimately allows you to make the correct ones.
Research Ethical And Sustainable Brands
We are sure you’ve heard this one before but it doesn’t make it any less important. Over the past 10 years, the UK has seen a huge rise in sustainable brands.
In fact, with the internet being so easily accessible it is never been easier to shop directly from them. But just like when we are purchasing from a store, it’s important to do a thorough background check on the brand.
Sadly, as news around climate change becomes a hot news topic, this has seen some fashion brands treat the word ‘sustainable’ as a marketing technique. Making it easy for a brand to look sustainable to their audience but their actions don’t match up to this.
Recycle Your Unwanted Clothing
Whilst the start of a new season can mean buying new clothing it can also mean getting rid of clothing you no longer want.
If you fancy doing an Autumn clean out and have clothing that is unwanted, you’ve landed in the right place. Here at Collect My Clothes UK, we offer a fast free and fair way to recycle your clothing whilst helping to raise funds for a charity of your choice.
If you would like to arrange a collection today you can do so by using our links below.
To conclude, the start of a new season is a chance for us all to reflect on the year we’ve had so far. Whether that be with our clothing or lifestyle, slowing down and making smart decisions will better us in the long run.