When it comes to resolutions, setting a high bar is admirable, but can have toxic consequences if you fall at the first hurdle. In order to get over that 4 January bump, resolutions need to be realistic. Let’s be kind to ourselves this year and set some 2021 fashion resolutions that are fun to focus on and do a little bit of good at the same time.
We’ve all known for some time that we should be shopping more sensibly, making the most of our wardrobe and truly considering the footprint and supply chain of our new purchases, but there is no time like the present to actually implement these shifts in mindset. Similarly, why not use 2021 to push yourself out of your comfort zone, sartorially speaking?
Here, Miss Vogue – and some special friends – share their top tips for resolutions to get started with for the year ahead.
All of us will have pieces in our wardrobes that don’t see as much daylight as we had intended on purchase. There’s no time like the present to switch this up. Heading to the depths of your chest of drawers to find treasures that you’ve never worn or at least forgotten about is a refreshing, purse-friendly discovery that can prove surprisingly inspiring.
Someone who knows this all too well is Eshita Kabra, founder of fashion sharing app, By Rotation. Her app encourages users to share clothes by adding them to a rotation. Since founding her company last year, Eshita has learnt that working with her wardrobe in this way has afforded her the opportunity to be more experimental with her own style, too. “I’ve also fallen in love again — almost like FOMO — with all of my own items that get rented out by other people,” she told Miss Vogue. “It’s so cool to see different women styling them in various ways, and I’m always in awe!” Open up your wardrobe via the app, or work more locally by sharing with your mates and siblings. “It’s a great way to experiment with new styles without over-consuming as we are sharing what already belongs to someone else,” Eshita adds. “Or as we like to say over on the By Rotation community thread: ‘What’s mine is yours!’”
We’ve all heard the phrase “buy better” – but what does it actually mean? Something of an umbrella term that can apply to many elements of the shopping process, put simply it definitely doesn’t mean spending more money, but it does mean spending more wisely. “Shopping doesn’t need to be about buying new,” Jeannie Lee, head of womenswear at Selfridges, shared with Miss Vogue. “This year at Selfridges we have launched our first ever rental service with our friends at HURR collective, opened a charity shop with Bay Garnett and launched a Beyond Retro vintage destination in our Oxford Street store.” This approach is only going to continue into 2021, with Jeannie and her team working to “expand our Resellfridges offering, and continue to find exciting brand partners to help us continue to reinvent retail.” Read from source….