Few industries tout their sustainability credentials more in-your-face than the fashion industry. Sadly despite even the best of intentions, the industry — and we as shoppers — have continued to fail our planet. It’s not as if sustainability isn’t on the agenda for fashion brands, but the complicated ecosystem that drives the industry is often reacting to us. The consumers. And our seemingly endless demands for more fashion — faster, fresher, cheaper.
Four weeks ago, Chris and I had enough of chilly, grey March and decided a road trip to Florida was our escape plan. (More on that to follow!) The whole time we were gone, my Jersey City and NYC friends and family were messaging me about the horrible, rainy cold weather. Truth be told, an actual cold front took over the first few days of our trip as well. One thing I can say is that I really, really wished I had this cozy quilted coat with me! Which brings me to the biggest shopping tip I have honed over years of fashion fandom. And that is…shop off season, shop the sales! Now more than ever!! You might not get the immediate gratification of a fabulous new seasonal addition to your closet, but you will score some serious wardrobe options to look forward to.