Why I’m not buying anything new this party season!

Fashion editor Cent Goldstone shares her sustainable party season tips…

For a long time party season was the best season to look. The possibilities of office parties and drinks with buddies, along with my penchant for anything glitter or feather adorned, resulted in I had been only too pleased to spend my November paycheque on the party dress or more.

Obviously, similar to with winter wedding guest outfits, you couldn’t be tagged within the same outfit two times, so I’d merrily buy 3-4 outfits for December, which I’d carelessly forget until the year after, after which my appetite for sequins would simply be satisfied by purchasing something totally new, so the cycle ongoing. So far.

I authored captured about how exactly the lockdown had affected my shopping habits, and I’m very happy to say my feelings have remained exactly the same. In a nutshell, I wish to avoid overconsumption and purchase less, but better. So purchasing a new outfit that I’ll only put on a couple of times doesn’t sit well beside me this season.

This is exactly what I’ll do rather, in situation you’re considering approaching festive fashion inside a more sustainable way this year.

Renting a celebration dress

The boom in online clothing rental sites means it’s never been simpler to gain access to gorgeous designer dresses, for a small fraction of the retail cost. If you’d rather begin to see the gown IRL before renting it, you’re fortunate, due to slew of rental pop-ups have opened up, before party season.

HURR Concept Store: Rental marketplace HURR is providing the chance to book outfits for just one night only, for the Christmas parties, before coming back them the following day to allow them to be dry-cleaned. Pop in to the store and check out on its bestselling (or renting?) pieces, from maxi dresses to small skirts, by popular designers including Sleeper, Rixo, Aje, Needle & Thread, Jacquemus and much more. You may also shop sustainable gifts and obtain pampered or enjoy workshops. The shop is going to be open until 24th December at 114 King’s Road, London.

The By Rotation Holiday Pop-up: Stylishly created by Studio Arva, the By Rotation pop-up provides you with the chance to uncover the specifically curated edits in the platform’s community’s wardrobes, including coveted brands for example Molby The Label, Jakke & Silvia Astore. There’s additionally a charitable organization collection featuring second-hands gems from Shelter, with all of rental arises from the edit being donated to assist tackle being homeless within the United kingdom. Think it is before the finish of The month of january at 98 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2QA.

Rewear that which you already own

It seem blindingly apparent, but because the intro in the following paragraphs suggests, I’ve many party dresses that I’ve collated through the years to select from. My buddies and family don’t care if they’ve seen my outfit before, why must i? The greater trend-brought pieces, I’ve loaned to rental platforms to enable them to bring a little bit of pleasure to another person this year, but I’ve stored a couple of pieces personally.

My top tip if you are searching to purchase a forever party piece? Keep things simple. My most worn outfits really are a black velvet tuxedo from Boden, a feather-trimmed pyjama set from Sleeper along with a printed silk dress from Rixo.

Sustainable fashion brands

Should you choose want to go forward and purchase a brand new outfit, that’s clearly fine too, all of us deserve a goody following the year we’ve had. But it may be worth carrying out it inside a more conscious way, for instance by purchasing from the sustainable fashion brand. If the label is about producing in small quantities, purchasing sustainable materials or ethical practices, it’s a much better option than your family fast fashion fix.

Whatever you decide to put on, I think you’ll possess a wonderful festive season.