How To Create Fall Fashion Trends Without Relying On Fast-Fashion Brands

Looking good while staying sustainable.

For fashion lovers, keeping up with all the current trends can be exhausting — and expensive. Moreover, it's really not doing the planet any good, considering the amount of fast-fashion items we consume and toss out. All this waste hurts our environment, making the fashion industry the second largest polluter in the world.  

One way to combat this problem is to limit the amount of clothes we buy, and instead upcycle old or thrifted items by styling them differently for the changing seasons. To help us learn how to do that, Becky Wright and Kelsey MacDermaid, aka The Sorry Girls, regularly post DIY hacks to make our lifestyle and clothes more sustainable. 

In their latest video, The Sorry Girls DIY four popular fall fashion trends: shirt-dresses, cropped joggers, furry loafers, and blanket scarves, all by thrifting, upcycling, and repurposing fashion items in creative ways. 

For her first look, Wright whips up an adorable flannel shirt-dress using two flannels you can find at a thrift store or in your own closet. She cuts each dress in a half, keeping the top of one and the bottom of another. Wright then sews the pieces together and voila — a cozy shirt-dress is born.


Later, MacDermaid shows how to make cropped joggers out of an old pair of sweatpants. You'll need scissors, a sewing kit, and a piece of elastic — that's it. The athleisure-inspired look is complete with a white t-shirt and a faux-fur biker jacket.

Check out the rest of the video for more DIY fall looks:


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