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No. 205780

Fashion has been more and more focused on how you can stand out from others than look nice occasion appropriate.
Most fashion-oriented people Have the-main-character syndrome ( MCS ), I was into fashion to learn how to look decent for my body type/complexion/hair and to make it feel a little personal without standing out too much because only celebrities and teenagers used fashion to stand out but maybe that's growing up in a collectivist culture's doing.

Fast fashion is now bigger than ever (armchair estimate), there was a boom in online retail shops and trends are moving faster than ever in history which pushes more and more people with MCS to consume, most if not all subcultures got watered down into consumerism despite what the initial goal and values were.

The most accepted concept of anti-fashion implies is to stand out for being weird and unconventional but the better way to do it is to dress as comfortably and normie as you can, just be a nobody, save money, save face, go unnoticed.
The people get to know me organically without making many assumptions about my outer appearance, in fact, they're usually surprised when they do get to know me, it's nice to have your personality and interests private.

It's easier in the professional field as well as it's easier to not rub someone the wrong way when you don't rub them at all.

I've been doing it for a while, been repeating the same outfits for 3 years now with an addition of a few new pieces, I have about 4 main outfits and I mix and match between and they're all focused on comfort and practicality, best decision ever and the catch is that no one ever questioned it, no one ever asked anything and I live with a clear conscious knowing that I didn't embarrass myself wearing something that was trending last year and is no longer in style.

What do you think? do you practice anti-fashion or think about giving it a go?

No. 205784

Anon, when I dress comfortably it's not considered 'normie', but butch. 2 pairs of jeans, 3 pairs of cargo shorts, a decently fitting suit, the same shirt in several colors, boots with steel toes, dress shoes and sneakers. All practicality and comfort, yet I still stand out like a sore thumb.
Yes, I shower daily, moisturize and use sunscreen daily etc. I still take care of myself.

No. 205785

Since I got fed up with fast fashion and embraced what I really like, I probably stand out more because I like colourful vintage looks.
I'm much happier with my clothes and style now. Fast fashion can fuck off.

No. 205786

I hate fast fashion too but I'd rather wear high quality, comfortable clothes in styles I actually like rather than something I went out of my way to pick out just because it looks generic and inconspicuous. Just wear what you naturally gravitate towards and disregard trends, it's not that hard.

No. 206550

Even if you wanna fall for the fashion meme and buy stuff that fits your 'personal style' every store just sells trends, it's impossible to find basics or unique pieces. And everything feels disposable and paper thin, even the expensive 'sustainable' shit. 'Fashion' as it currently is, is just trends replacing each other more and more rapidly. Thrifting became trendy and I thought maybe this will stop the amount of fast fashion waste, but now places like urban outfitters try to replicate the look of thrifted clothes with cheap feeling materials. What a joke.

No. 206559

More like thrifting became trendy, and now all the thrift stores are picked over, so people end up buying new clothes anyway in order to find stuff they will actually wear. You really can’t win.

No. 206560

I hate fast fashion and anything made in China. That's why I buy dead stock of companies who got fucked because of it. Thanks, Brooks Brothers, you bunch of sellouts! Ha!

No. 206568

Los Angeles Apparel sells pretty heavy basics in all sorts of colors. Definitely not unique or super ethical but it's a good place to buy basics. As is Uniqlo.

No. 206592

How is buying clothes you like, taking care of them, and disregarding trends a meme? I've been doing it my entire life. Leave the mall and find secondhand clothes online (older stuff is good) buy handmade clothing, buy from small brands. If everything you get feels paper thin you're shopping at the wrong places.

No. 206660

I'm not anti-fashion as much as I'm anti fastfashion-industry and planned obsolescence. It's possible to have fashion + making clothes last at the same time, they (or at least the rich) did it before clothes became mass-manufactured.

No. 206665

It makes me really happy when I see farmers who get that fast fashion is shit, trends are just a meme and have their own style instead.
I look at the last ff dress I bought and just get pissed off because the fabric is so thin and wrinkly and somehow we're supposed to happily waste our precious money on this? No, give me something worth parting with my money for.

No. 206668

"personal style" is equally a meme and just a way of the fashion industry to sell you shit.

No. 206670

I somewhat agree, but at the same time by focusing on what you truly like you can ignore all the other things being sold to you.

No. 206673

>I didn't embarrass myself wearing something that was trending last year and is no longer in style.
Where do you hang out where people actually care about you wearing things that "aren't in style"? High school? I think the vast majority of people I see out and about dress for comfort.

No. 206690

People have their own individual tastes when it comes to art, music, food, ect. so how are clothes any different? "Aesthetics" are a dumb meme of course but some people just like certain colors/cuts of clothing and styles that flatter them. I've always liked layers and gemstone colors, for instance.

No. 206712

The fashion industry wouldn't make money if you only ever bought what you truly need to have your naked body comfortably covered and to go through your day to day life with, say jeans and white t-shirts (or w/e) and only buy a another jean and another white t-shirt when yours are worn out.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not neccersarily against ""personal style"" but it's naive to think personal style isn't just another ploy used by the fashion industry to get you to buy into their brand and marketing image and spend more on clothes than you truly need. They push it for a reason.

No. 206714

I still have a lot of my older sisters hand me downs and they’re from the 2000s but still great condition. Like Abercrombie and Aeropostale hoodies are such excellent quality from that time and I wear them so often. I rarely ever buy stuff from stores, except literally a couple times a year I find a cute shirt at Ross from the men’s section. For some reason literally 90 percent of womens tees are cropped and look fucking stupid, hope that shit ends soon because I have no reason to wear a fucking bra as a top.

No. 207418

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90% of the clothes I wear are hand-me-downs from my mum and sisters. I've got bigger feet than theirs though, so my shoes are bought used off ​eBay.

My older sister says she's ultra  sustainable spending £££ on cottagecore/ethical clothing, literally every week - and I mean literally, she's got an addiction. Sometimes she gives me really nice stuff tho kek

No. 207591

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P-please ask your sister where to buy cottagecore stuff, PLEASE, I just want decently-made shirts

No. 207628

>that pic
based nadia connoisseur

No. 207721

To motivate everyone further. This documentary shows where all the Western excess charity shop donations go. They have hills of clothes in West Africa and the sea is full of them.
Please consider just buying what you need and love and wear it until it wears out. That or resell it in your country.
Easier said than done for a fashion addict, I know, I'm one too. But this really disgusted me, to see the excess and how it's treated.

No. 207742

My mum ships parcels of her old clothing back to India. When she visits, she sees cleaners/housekeepers wearing those clothes she sent. It's a shame charities in the West, despite all their money and resources, still can't actually help people on the ground in poor countries.

No. 207762

didn't know there was really a term for this, i've been doing this maybe the last two or 3 years, but i definitely have too many clothes and statement pieces right now and don't know what to do with them (may cosign some 80s prom dresses i have and just drop everything else at a charity shop/goodwill but if any nonas have any ideas that aren't selling online i'd love to hear). lately i just buy mens/boys pants in plain colors and straight cuts, or sweatpants/leggings. i also only wear cotton tshirts/tank tops/long sleeves. i also used to have my hair in "weird" styles/colors, usually short, but as short hair is more in now, i'm trying to grow my hair as long as possible, maybe even freakishly long, but it's very thick (are there any long hair threads in /g ?). i regret buying lazy oaf pieces back when i was trying to be "trendy" but i've already sold most of that off.

No. 207801

Is your mom sending stuff to her old hometown/people she knows personally or is this through a charity or something? I have been trying to be more conscious of buying sustainable clothes but I have a good amount of polyester stuff that doesn't fit me anymore and I really don't want to give it to Goodwill if this is what's going to happen. Would appreciate any alternative ideas if you happen to know

No. 207826

Are there any clothing swap events where you live? Or friends/family who would want clothes?

No. 207914

I have way too many clothes, most that I don’t wear, but I can’t bring myself to get rid of them. I’m too emotionally attached to them, I’ve never really worn them and I don’t like most of them but also I feel like I’ll hurt someone’s feelings or (irrationally) hurt the clothes’ feelings if I get rid of them?? I prefer having a small wardrobe of dependable clothing but I have too much that I just don’t wear, should I bite the bullet and get rid of them or start wearing them to dodge the weird hyperempathy thing?
My hair used to be long (covered my boobs) and it’s very very thick. I always got an undercut and asked the stylist to thin it for me. I’m not sure about long hair threads but there’s a general hair advice thread on /g?

No. 207922

I got rid of most clothes I never or rarely wore and I really can’t remember most of them. I felt the same way but once you just do it then you don’t end up missing them.

No. 207927

>the weird hyperempathy thing
So I'm not the only one then… I wonder if it started with treating my stuffed animals as living beings for too long. Now I have a hard time "hurting" inanimate objects' feelings just like you, shit's so weird.

No. 207935

Sounds like you need some Marie Kondo in your life. In her decluttering book, she describes a method of thanking your things in order to let them go.

No. 209446

great topic, i love this! if you're trying to declutter your closet, keep your local domestic violence/homeless/emergency shelter in mind or see if you have a local Buy Nothing group before donating it to shops. i just buy exactly what i know i'll wear from secondhand shops: 100% cotton/linen shirts, sturdy jeans, thermal shirts in neutral colors, basic tees, long skirts, and nice cardigans/sweaters. that comprises probably 90% of my wardrobe. other great tips are learning how to mend your own clothing or repurpose old textiles, like for rags.

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