Hello and happy new year! I don’t really make resolutions at the start of a new year, so this first post isn’t about a resolution per se. But, I do enjoy reflecting on the year before and building on those lessons and achievements.
A big shift in 2020 for me was learning more about slow fashion and curating a sustainable wardrobe. Wardrobe sustainability is something I have found to be impactful in my life as it encompasses a number of my values, and it’s something I want to continue building on in this new year.
This is the first time I’ve set specific slow fashion goals, and I’m excited to continue this journey! Here are my slow fashion intentions for 2021.
my slow fashion intentions for 2021
buy secondhand more frequently
I started purchasing secondhand last year, and I will be continuing this even more this year! I’m not a thrifting expert by any means, but I love exploring thrift and re-commerce sites, and hope to do more in-store thrift shopping. I want to look secondhand before shopping new more frequently, too!
buy from sustainable brands as much as possible
While I don’t think it’s realistic for me to never buy from fast fashion again, I do want to make an effort to purchase much more from sustainable brands this year. I’ve been browsing many new-to-me sustainable stores, and I’m excited to try some of them out!
Another great way to shop sustainably is to shop small. Many small shops produce in small batches, resulting in less waste!
share my slow/sustainable fashion journey more
Over the last little while I’ve had some great conversations about what slow fashion means to different people. Our journeys are our own, and it’s fun to learn and hear from each other. If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know that I don’t think sustainability needs to be all or nothing – that’s my personal approach.
I want to share more about my journey to help others who might be wanting to start buying slower and more sustainably, but also so that I can learn from other people, too.
buy pieces that I need – and also some that I don’t
When I started thinking about my slow fashion intentions for this year, I thought about limiting the number of pieces I would purchase. I actually wrote a whole post about it, and I know this approach works for many people! But the more I thought about it, the more I felt it would cause me to feel pressure. And I don’t want to feel pressure when I think of my clothing. I want to have fun with my wardrobe while still being intentional and sustainable.
So, instead, this last goal is to buy pieces because I need them, but also sometimes because I don’t. Not every piece of clothing needs to fill a gap in my wardrobe; if I want to treat myself to something that hasn’t been pre-planned or totally mulled over, that’s okay! I know that all the little steps I take towards sustainability and an intentional wardrobe are valuable. I have room to explore, to enjoy my clothing, and to embrace sustainability in my own way.
And there we have it – four of my slow fashion intentions for 2021! Do you have any slow/sustainable fashion goals for the year?