Your ultimate guide to buying preloved
To celebrate Earth Month, we want to help you begin your journey to a more sustainable wardrobe. With fashion lovers ever-more conscious of their carbon footprint, the preloved fashion industry is growing at a phenomenal rate. No longer are we (or should we be) indulging in impulse buys, but we’re investing in clothes that last for many years to come, and what better way to do that than to buy clothes that have already been loved, and are ready to be loved again?
Circular Thread’s Top Tips for buying preloved clothing
Look for a website with quality control
Preloved websites are becoming more and more legitimate by ramping up their quality control. It'll make your purchase way less risky, as the item will be checked before it's shipped out to you to make sure the listing is as the Seller has described. If you’re still unsure about an item you have your eye on, ask about it! Most websites have an instant chat feature or a ‘Contact us’ page and are super knowledgeable about the listings on their site.
Take your measurements
Sizing varies so much from brand to brand, so make sure you take note of your own measurements properly - and then check the measurements on the listing. If there is something you love, it may be safer to size up and get it tailored, or even consider going for an oversized look!
Style it right
You’ve received your purchase and you want it to last forever. Styling is key! Add some accessories, or pair it with something in your existing wardrobe to switch up the look. For example, if you have your eye on an amazing ombré saree, you can always wear it with an existing blouse or a shirt, and we guarantee, no-one at the party will be in the same outfit as you! You can also follow some amazing Desi influencers who are pro’s at restyling - @arushi.mehra_ @shloka @zs.style @anjlislookbook @tanvi.x @anjandpri @thestylecount - they may even be selling an outfit or two on Circular Threads!
Last but not least, don’t forget to take a look at your wardrobe and pick out pieces that could be sold or donated to someone else to relove. This will take you one step closer in getting to that perfectly curated wardrobe, whilst doing your bit for the environment! It’s a win-win!