Dressed for: Secondhand Steals

Already Pretty outfit featuring Yigal Azrouel leather jacket, asymmetric tunic, skinny gray jeans, Clarks Fernwood ankle boots, Alexis Bittar necklace

Jacket – Yigal Azrouel via eBay – also check The Realreal
Tunic – H&M (no longer available) – similar shapesustainable
Jeans – H&M (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Boots – Clarks Fernwood Lake via eBay
Bag – Tom Thomas
Earrings – Baublebarsustainable
Necklace – Alexis Bittar via eBay (his line made in U.S.)

Since I switched to shopping sustainably, I’d say the majority of my purchases have been used. There are definitely some great brands creating new items using eco-conscious methods, but only a few really suit my tastes. And I’ve found that by buying used, I can afford FAR better quality and design than I ever could buying new. I kinda wish I hadn’t stumbled upon Yigal Azrouel while scouring The Realreal, but now that I have I’m constantly on the lookout for his pieces on eBay and elsewhere. This jacket was an eBay find that I watched for weeks as the price dropped, and finally pounced, spending less than I would’ve on a new leather jacket from Wilson’s.

And even if designer brands don’t interest you, quality legacy brands like Pendleton, J.W. Hulme, and Brooks Brothers along with pricier mall brands like J.Crew and Banana Republic are always more affordable used. Just something to consider if you’re on a super tight budget and feel confined to fast-fashion choices!

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