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#1: Wear More Vintage

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#1: Wear More Vintage

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One of the best ways to keep a resolution is to tell everyone about it. So we’re daring to share our resolutions with you over the next several weeks, starting with the one that inspired theCuriositeur: Wear more vintage and second-hand fashion.

Why? For starters, Americans send 10.5M tons of textiles to landfills every year, and clothing manufacturing has well-documented social and environmental challenges. On top of these very real ethical issues, I lost my job last summer and started freelancing with startups, so shopping as usual was out of the question.

There was something exhilarating about being able to afford the wondrous luxury of managing my own workday and a new (to me) piece now and then without the crush of credit card debt. A camel cableknit and a pair of last season snakeskin ballet flats joined my wardrobe for little more than the cost of a taxi.

But love is always more powerful than frugality. The real reason I’ve resolved to shop more vintage is because I got inspired. You know that friend who is always wearing these amazing, one of a kind pieces she got for a song at an estate sale? She got me started. And then there was that gorgeous 1970s Yves Saint Laurent rose-colored wool blazer I can’t stop thinking about--the one I didn’t buy.

theCuriositeur is a place to discover those killer vintage pieces and second hand basics that can upgrade your wardrobe and evolve your personal style. 

Photo Credits: Background; Black BagBrigitte Bardot; polka dot shirt; urban renewal jeansoxfords; YSL Jacket.

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