Christmas party outfits
‘Tis the season for Christmas drinks, parties and all-round merriment. Whether it’s the office party or a family get-together we all want to look our best over the festive season. Velvet suits and party dresses – the sparklier the better, right?
But does it need to be brand new? We certainly don’t think so. Check out a Revolve certified store or online through sites like eBay to find exactly what you need at a fraction of the price.
Buying and wasting in excess is seriously damaging the planet. Everything we buy including clothes creates greenhouse gases so shopping second hand is great value for money and better for the environment.
Getting the most out of your wardrobe
Most of us have at least one or two outfits hiding at the back of our cupboards. Maybe they no longer fit, need repairing or maybe we’re just plain bored of them. Make your own Christmas miracle this year by giving your unloved threads a new lease of life. Find a local repair or alteration service and turn season’s outfit into this season’s perfect ensemble. Or, wear items in new combinations and use accessories to give your outfit a fresh festive look.
High street or ‘Hire Street’
For one off nights out and parties, buying a whole new outfit can feel a bit daunting not to mention expensive and chances are you might only wear it once. Luckily there are companies popping up all over the country specialising in renting you the perfect ensemble for your next bash.
You can rent outfits through websites such as Laura’s Dresses based in Glasgow or through UK-wide sites – girlmeetsdress.com, hirethecatwalk.com, chic-by-choice.com and mywardrobehq.com to name a few.
Interested in getting involved by renting out your own clothes? Apps like By Rotation are going against the ‘wear once’ mindset by creating a platform for you to lend, rent and rotate your items.
What are your top tips for sustainable shopping this Christmas party season? Are you planning to rent your next party outfit? Or do you have a great outfit hack to share? Let us know on our Facebook page.