Op shopping is a wonderful way to find new, unique clothes on a budget. It’s also great for the environment, as it extends the life of garments that might otherwise end up in the bin. Most are run by charities, where the profits go to a good cause. But while some people seem to find wonderful pieces with little effort, it doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Here’s how I go about it:
Sustainability has been a hot topic as of late, and rightfully so. While I have endeavoured to take steps towards living more sustainably in many aspects of my life; for example, using reusable products instead of disposable plastics and recycling the plastic I do use, using eco-friendly kitty litter and compostable doggy bags, buying digital magazine subscriptions instead of hard copies… I will admit that my shopping habits have not lived up to my environmental ideals. Here and there I’ve invested in sustainably made pieces such as my Reformation jeans, but then I’ll fall back to buying however many cheap items from ASOS just because I fall in love with the look.