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My latest sustainable fashion purchase

Shopping at charity shops is the easiest way to buy more sustainable fashion. Which brings me to my favourite recent purchase – this chenille chevron jumper, originally from Primark.

girl in striped chenille jumper standing on a rocky beach. Sustainable fashion purchase
Jumper | Dress | Boots
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I can see why a lot of people wouldn’t buy items from places such as Primark even second hand. The quality isn’t the highest and the materials they’re often made with have potential to pollute water systems when washed. But personally I’ve never found Primark’s clothing to last me any less than other brands. I have multiple items that are still going strong after several years.

And in terms of the fabrics, I did get into the habit of checking labels before I buy things but somewhere along the line I’ve stopped and I just didn’t even think about it. I’ve always been in the habit of not washing things too often though as it’s terrible for fabrics and a waste of energy and water so I feel like that partially makes up for it. I’m definitely going to make more effort with looking at labels in future and hopefully improve on this point. We can’t all be perfect after all.

I took these photos at the beach with my housemates to test out my new 85mm lens and thought I’d share them as an outfit post. Winter clouds make the most lovely light in my opinion. Soft and a little bit moody. Until this recent cold spell (with snow!) it had been really mild and this snuggly jumper was actually warm enough on its own.

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Wearing dresses under jumpers is something I’ve done for a long time. I love the combination of textures in this outfit. The soft knit chenille with the silky satin slip is just a little bit dreamy don’t you think? It adds a little something that a pair of jeans (my usual attire) wouldn’t. I threw on my Timberlands (another second-hand purchase as it happens) to compliment the mustard colour of the jumper. I think it balances nicely without being too matchy matchy.

What’s your favourite second hand purchase?

girl in striped chenille jumper standing on a rocky beach. Sustainable fashion purchase
girl in striped chenille jumper standing on a rocky beach. Sustainable fashion purchase
girl in striped chenille jumper standing on a rocky beach. Sustainable fashion purchase
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