While I know it's going to take some time, I've decided that this year I'm challenging myself to buy fewer clothes from fast fashion stores and to focus more on buying from ethically made or vintage shops. Having a smaller closet full of high-quality items is going to help me think twice about whether or not I actually NEED to buy something and it's going to make me pick pieces that are classic in style. This summer, one of the things I've been doing is cleaning out my closet. After bagging up way too many cheap clothes that I've hardly worn, I realized that I really needed to make a change. So I'm saying goodbye to my closet stuffed full of low-cost, poorly made items, and I'm turning over a new leaf.
One of my new favorite summer clothing companies is the Zingara Collection. They only use plant fibers in their rawest form such as organic cotton, pure linen, and pure hemp. They are about simplicity so that their designs are not only comfortable for the one wearing their garments, but also for the Artisans that make them. The best part of these lovely pieces is that they are ethically made. While their garments can be a little expensive, I found this beach cover-up on sale at the end of the season and I've already worn it many times to the pool and beach. It's something I know I will wear for years to come.
Since it is the end of the Summer I realize a lot of these items are gone already, however, I've found items that are similar.