Being fashionable doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank to keep up with trends. The biggest proponents of this ‘frugal yet chic’ philosophy are Gen Z. They are the single biggest demographic responsible for driving the second-hand fashion industry to new heights. They believe in sustainable fashion choices and unique looks created from one-of-a-kind outfits. Here are some tips to recreate the most popular Gen Z fashion aesthetics.
Go for Something Gender Neutral
Gen Z fashion is all about breaking stereotypes and discarding gendered clothing. In the Gen Z fashion bible, anyone can flaunt printed jackets and blazers as well as sleeveless tanks. Women are embracing the boss-babe looks with stylish suits while men are fearlessly flaunting bold-coloured outfits.
Tie-Dye is to Die for Be it t-shirts, hoodies or sweatshirts, Gen Z can’t seem to keep their hands off Tie- Dye clothing. You can buy them for affordable rates at any thrift or second-hand shop and instantly look effortlessly Gen Z!
Wide-Leg Denim & Bucket Hats
A signature pattern that you can see among Gen Z fashion looks is the love for wide- leg denim and bucket hats. Many Gen Z youth like to upcycle their old clothing into hats and bags to stay true to their sustainable lifestyle. You can find these reworked pieces at second-hand vintage stores.
Return of the Y2K
To a great extent, Gen Z fashion is inspired by Y2K aesthetics but in a more sustainable way. Y2K sweaters, denim and athleisure outfits are still popular among Gen Z youth. So, it’s time to dust off those old Juicy Couture clothing and put it to good use.
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When it comes to work wear, Carhartt has been a brand name synonymous with quality and durability since 1889. Over the years, they have expanded their market to streetwear and high fashion as well. Shopping for second-hand Carhartt outfits is worth every single penny as all their clothes are designed to last for a long time. Classic Carhartt overalls,
jeans and jackets can stand the wear and tear as they were originally designed for blue-collar workers. Finding authentic vintage Carhartt outfits is therefore a steal deal if you could get your hands on one. Here are some tips to spot the real Carhartt!
Check the Logo
The classic yellow Carhartt logo shaped like a ‘C’ made its presence known for the first time in 1966. Real Carhartt outfit logos will have dense stitching and they will match with any other visible logos on the same outfit. Other recognisable and authentic Carhartt logos include the first Car plus ‘Heart’ logo, the Hamilton Carhartt Company logo, the Script logo, the Carhartt Headlight Finck logo etc. A keen eye can tell you whether the outfit is authentic or not from the logo itself.
Good Quality Tags
Carhartt exudes quality in every minute detail about their outfit. The tags stitched into the outfit will be made of good-quality fabric. It will have clear prints that do not bleed into the other side. There are date codes on the tags of authentic vintage Carhartt clothing where the first two digits denote the month and the last two digits indicate the year in which the outfit was made. Detailed care and composition information, and sometimes details about the distributor are present in the tags.
Look Out for Sturdiness
As Carhartt outfits were originally designed for working-class people, they are sturdy and tough. Everything from the zipper, buttons and rivets used on the jackets, jeans, shirts etc will be strong and well-made.
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Sustainable fashion is popular among young fashion enthusiasts nowadays. Their conscious choice to reuse old clothes and to upcycle unwanted clothing into something trendy and useful has helped develop the resale market into a billion-dollar industry. Switching to upcycled or second-hand clothing choices significantly reduces textile waste without having to compromise on our style. But the question remains which choice is better for our wallet and the environment at the same time?
Know the Difference
Upcycled clothes are old outfits that have undergone redesigning to make them more useful and up-to-date. Through upcycling, an old skirt can be made into a dress and a pair of jeans into a shirt or a top. Second-hand clothes on the other hand are pre-loved clothes that are passed on to a new owner for reuse. Both varieties of outfits are sustainable and good for the environment.
Staying Stylish in Second-hand Clothes
The advantage of shopping for second-hand clothes lies in the simplicity of the process. You can browse through pre-loved clothes online or go directly to a thrift store to find hidden gems. You will find vintage jackets, rare vintage dresses, funky retro t-shirts and classic denim jeans that suit your style. Second-hand fashion is all about extending the life of
a well-loved outfit so that we don’t have to produce any new clothes by investing our precious resources.
Amp up Your Style with Upcycling
Finding good second-hand clothes with proper fitting can be time-consuming. In such a situation, upcycling can come to your rescue. Second-hand clothes that you find, which doesn’t fit you properly can be reworked into a bag or a cap or another outfit altogether through upcycling. Upcycling helps you to transform your secondhand finds into something
more valuable and trendy.
In the end, the choice between second-hand outfits and upcycled ones depends on personal preference. Fashion Rerun has an amazing collection of both second-hand as well as upcycled clothes. Come check out our collection.