Is Fast Fashion Worth It? Some Items Fashion Insiders Think Are An Exception

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It’s no secret that fast fashion has become a significant player in the clothing industry. It seems like every other person you know is wearing clothes from Zara or H&M. But with so many brands to choose from now, does buying fast fashion even make sense anymore? Fashion insiders weigh in on whether investing in expensive items is worth it or not.

Stylish Sweats and Day Dresses

Stylish sweats and day dresses are exceptions to the “fast fashion” rule, especially if you’re looking for a wardrobe staple. However, these might be worth it because they’ll last longer than other items in your closet, even when you wear them often.

Sweats and day dresses are versatile, which makes them worth the investment. Trendy stores like Memma will often have different options for you to choose from. In addition, you’ll be able to wear these outfits for years because they can quickly go from a work dress or formal event to a casual dinner with friends.  And even if you decide not to wear an item anymore, they will still make great pajamas when turned inside out!

Oversize Clothing

Oversize clothing items are worth the fast-fashion price tag. It’s not hard to find these clothes at a local thrift store or consignment shop. It is your best bet if you love that oversized look but don’t want to pay full price.

The trick to finding these clothes is searching for a size that will fit you. If they don’t, it’s not worth buying because if the oversized look doesn’t work out with your body type (most likely due to fabric being too heavy or tight), then there won’t be any point in wearing them at all. 

The best part is that you can wear oversized clothing in almost any season. During the summer, it’s an excellent option for an outfit with shorts and sandals because of how breezy they are. Try wearing them layered under dresses in fall or winter to keep your look casual but still stylish! 

Slide Sandals

According to fashion insiders, slide sandals are one of those exceptions to the rule. Slide sandals are so easy, comfortable and you can pair them with any outfit. So if you’re looking for a comfortable, go-to shoe, slide sandals are a great option.

Slide sandals are so easy, and you can wear them anywhere. They come in many different styles, from bold printed to classic black leather ones that look like they could easily make their way onto the runways of New York City Fashion Week. Slide sandals also have some serious comfort levels, with many brands offer them both flats and heels, all at an affordable price point!

Feel-Good Prints

Feel-good prints are an exception to the fast fashion rule. What’s more, they’re a sustainable option because you can wear them again and again without being wasteful. The downside? You’ll have to invest in some comfortable shoes (platforms or wedges) if you want your outfit up off the ground, but that’s a small price for something so cheerful!

Harden Party Prints

Hardened party prints can be a unique form of expression, and they might also stand out more than other pieces in your wardrobe.  Additionally, when you wear clothes from this section of the store, you’re not going to find yourself feeling bored with them after a while because they tend to change styles often enough, so there’s always something new coming out each season.

One thing about wearing hardened party prints is that most people don’t purchase their fabric for these designs; instead, factories will buy up fabrics on behalf of designers who create patterns or motifs for these items.  Therefore, you will see many different clothes with the same design because this way, designers can expand their business without working as hard for each piece they sell.

Revamped Tie-Dye

The revamped tie-dye trend is a perfect example of the exception to the rule. The traditional sunset colors are more subtle, making them easier for everyone, not just those who can afford expensive clothes in this time of recession. If you find yourself stuck at home with nothing else to wear, look through your closet before you buy anything new. You’ll be glad you did when it’s time to pack up again!

Conclusion

There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding whether fast fashion is worth it. If you like the latest trends, want clothes that last for more than one season, don’t mind spending an hour hunting through racks of clothing at boutique stores, and enjoy having enough money left over to do something else with your life besides shopping, then yes, fast fashion is worth it. On the other hand, if you’re a bargain shopper who’s more concerned with how much money they have in their wallet than what is currently trending, then no, fast fashion isn’t for you.

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Kellyann
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