There’s been a lot of talk lately about sustainable fashion. We’re consuming so much—myself included—and in order to keep up with the demand fast fashion brands are producing more clothing than ever before. But unfortunately, much of it goes unpurchased or, due to low quality, not being worn for very long. All of this starts to take a toll on both resources and the environment.

I personally hate clutter and am constantly getting rid of things. Constantly! But I make a conscious decision to recycle, reuse and repurpose almost everything in my life. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m constantly giving away paint samples my apartment makeover, reselling items from my closet, or donating makeup to women’s shelters. It’s how I do my small part to keep items out of the landfills and actually being enjoyed by someone who could use them.

Photo credit: Rachel Bires

I rarely buy new clothes (one of the perks of being a fashion blogger), but whenever I do, I almost always check Poshmark first. I spend a good amount of time on the app each day selling clothing from my own closet (especially since my closet makeover), that it’s often top of mind. And since I typically end up using the money I earned from my sales, it also makes me feel like I’m not actually spending any money. Don’t try to make it make sense. It makes sense to me and that’s all that matters. haha.

This Maison Margiela x HM vest was my most recent purchase. I snagged it from Wendy Nguyen’s (of Wendy’s Lookbook) closet for $40. Yep, you read right. $40! It’s a great deal because pieces from this same collection are going for hundreds of dollars, even on resale sites.

I paired it with a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans and simple black Steve Madden heels. Stud earrings and a quilted crossbody finished off this laid back look.

If you’re looking for a way to save money and the environment, apps like Poshmark are a great options. So are thrift stores, clothing swap parties with friends and low impact clothing lines!

This was supposed to just be a “check out my new vest” post and somehow ended up being a lesson in recycling, but hopefully it’s inspired you to make a difference in some small way.

Shop This Look:

Boyfriend Jeans – c/o River Island | Maison Margiela x HM vest – Poshmark | Sandals – Steve Madden (similar here) | Quilted crossbody – H&M | ‘Stunna‘ by Fenty Beauty – Sephora