Now that wedding season is in full effect, you likely have a few on your calendar. Does that mean you need to immediately head to the mall and bust out your wallet so you have something new to wear? We don’t think so and neither does celebrity stylist Karla Welch. She’s teamed up with ThredUp to try and eliminate fast fashion at weddings.
In case you aren’t aware, ThredUp is one of the biggest online thrift stores in the game. If you’re worried you won’t be able to find something wedding-worthy to wear from a thrift store, rest assured that Welch has your back. She’s styled celebs like Olivia Wilde, Hailey and Justin Beiber, and Jennifer Lawrence, after all.
Why Choose Secondhand Over New?
But why shop secondhand instead of buying new this wedding season? According to ThredUp, if we thrifted all the new outfits that are expected to be purchased new this year, we’d be saving 1.5 billion pounds of CO2 emissions. That’s like taking 51 million cars off the road for a day.
We need to be asking ourselves if buying a new outfit for every occasion is the most responsible thing to do. (Spoiler alert—it’s not!) So if you’re in need of a dress, shoes, accessories, and beyond for your events this summer, start with Welch’s sustainable and affordable picks.
How to Shop with a Celebrity Stylist
If using something from your closet just isn’t an option, thrifting is your best bet. First, head to the ThredUp wedding shop and check out the outfits Welch has specially curated for this season’s trends. Pick which one speaks the most to you and get shopping.
Don’t forget to put in specifics like size and price range so you’re only looking at options you know are right for you. Soon enough, you’ll have an outfit that’s perfect for your event—and also a much better choice for the planet.
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