Before You Buy: Ask Yourself These 4 Questions To Avoid Fashion Waste

We know: basics are a safe bet. They're functional, work with everything and don't go out of style. But they can also be... too basic. In contrast, fashion-forward clothing is exciting and can give us that love-at-first-sight feeling. But it can also be difficult to tell which garment you're going to love for years to come, and which you'll leave in your closet after a wear or two.  It happens to the best of us. (It has certainly happened to me—looking at you, neon jeans from 2013).

So how do you buy more advanced pieces that have the everlasting qualities of basics? We’re sharing the shopping rules we live by—the ones that (usually) save us from mistakes and from adding to landfills.

Read on for the 4 most important questions to ask yourself to make sure you're making the best addition to your closet, both from a financial and environmental standpoint.

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Chakra Dressing with Priscilla Debar

Our Founder is conscious brand Ajaie Alaie's muse of the month! Priscilla sat down with Daniella Samper, the designer and creative director of the Brooklyn-based brand, to chat about consciousness, motherhood (introducing her daughter Olympia!) and entrepreneurship. This interview and short film is part of Ajaie Alaie's #chakradressing project showcasing conscious women using daily activities, such as cooking, reading, dancing, lip singing, singing, painting, to undress their mind from anything and everything and stay grounded. Priscilla shares her steps into creating a work-life balance while walking us through her energy flow, meditative state, and energy cleanse. 

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4 Ways to Wear Wool Beyond the Sweater

We're huge fans of wool as a natural and eco-friendly alternative to synthetics. Nothing's cozier than a chunky sweater when temps start dropping. But there’s so much more to wool than the ski lodge. A new wave of designers is reconsidering the possibilities of this beloved cold-weather fabric and changing the way we think about wool.  

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