Wear it Twice

Another remnant of fast fashion that I’m unlearning is not wearing the same outfit twice. There were a few times when I hesitated to wear an outfit because I remembered a wore that piece for that same social group. Especially since many people by now know that I’m upgrading my wardrobe, there’s pressure to constantly elevate each subsequent outfit.

Before fast fashion, we used to make high-quality clothing that we’d maintain and repair rather than replace. The wardrobes were small because the clothing was expensive. Now that clothing is cheap, trendy, and expendable, our wardrobes have exploded in size. You don’t want Instagram catching you wearing the same outfit after all.

But reflecting on it, I much rather have fewer, high-quality pieces that I wear again and again over a massive closet full of cheaply made pieces.

August 10, 2023

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