We all know that switching to shopping in a more sustainable way is what we all need to be aiming for, both for the future of fashion and ultimately the future of the planet. But with so many things to consider when moving towards a more sustainable wardrobe, it can be extremely overwhelming to know where to start. So to help make moving towards a sustainable wardrobe that little bit easier, we’ve rounded up our 6 Autumn/Winter pieces that you can invest in sustainably.
Words | Victoria Binns
Instead of buying a dress for your next date night, why not rent one? We’ve all made the mistake of buying occasion wear pieces that we only end up wearing once and renting is a way of reducing that wardrobe waste. We love this dress from Endless Wardrobe which would look equally as good worn with heels for an evening out as it would with boots and a leather jacket.
Denim is one of the easiest categories to invest in sustainably and one of the most important as it takes on average 10,000 litres of water to produce one pair of jeans. Iconic names such as Levi’s and Lee jeans are easy to find second hand, but there are also lots of great brands popping up that are using recycled denim to create new jeans. A PP favourite is upcycling brand E8 denim that you can find stocked in Selfridges.
We’ve seen chunky boots become a huge trend over the last couple of seasons and it’s clear that the trend is here to stay. If you missed out on the popular Bottega pair last season, fear not, as their popularity means that they’re easily found at pre-loved designer stores like this pair we found at Worn’s online store.
Shopping sustainably also means investing in pieces that you know you will wear time and time again and this Chanel bag that we found at pre-loved designer store, Sign of The Times, ticks all of those boxes. We’re tempted to never buy a ‘new’ bag again when we can find designer gems like this.
Shearling and fur-lined coats are an Autumn/Winter piece that you’ll reach for season after season, simply for their timeless design and practicality. They can also easily be sourced second hand or more recently, ethically. Enter Jakke London, an ethically conscious brand that only use vegan, vegetarian and faux fur which is much kinder to the environment. We love their Bailey jacket that is sure to be a timeless staple in any wardrobe for years to come.
If there’s one piece that you can’t live without each Autumn/Winter season, it’s knitwear. Luckily it’s also one of the easiest pieces to source second-hand, we love this Victoria Beckham knit that we found on pre-loved website Worn, in an autumnal shade of caramel brown.