Dress For Less: The Affordable Fashion Guide

If you are looking for sustainable and quality-made clothing that doesn’t cost the world, we want to help.

Finding affordable sustainable fashion isn’t always the easiest. When it comes to it what does “affordable” actually mean? There’s no one real answer and that’s mainly because what is classed as expensive can be very different for everyone, and it really depends on how we each value the clothes that we buy.

For us, affordability is determined by the amount of wear that each item of clothing is going to get and whether this is equal to the amount that said item costs. For instance, an item of clothing that costs £100 could last in your wardrobe for 20 years, being worn around roughly 50 times. That means that the item costs just £2 per every wear, making it a worthwhile expenditure. However, if you are buying an item for say £30 but only wearing it a handful of times because it’s cheaply made and of poor quality then the item is essentially costing you more per wear.

Although a greater initial payment, buying sustainable clothing that will last and that you will love in the long-run has a much greater economical value.

Finding clothes that you will love for forever makes them worth every penny. That being said any kind of fashion shouldn’t cost you the world. Therefore we have put together some of Wearth’s favourite affordable sustainable fashion pieces all for £60 and under:

racer back

 

This heavyweight, sculpting racer back vest is a great staple to go with jeans, skirts, trousers, and just about anything else. Its flattering racerback style means that it works to the curves of your body and provides support where necessary. The length can also be customised to fit perfectly so that it is tailored to your exact taste.

Price: £35

shoulder bag

 

A simple accessory can often go a long way and this handloom baguette bag is the perfect example of that. Handcrafted by skilled Indian artisans, the precision and care that this item has been made with is evident. The rainbowed and tonal colour design means that it is easy to pair with all different outfits, for all occasions.

Price: £24

amora top

 

A white ruched bustier with tie strap detailing enhances this summer cami top with its simple detailing. Small but noticeable flourishes are a great way to make wardrobe staples feel special, without too many frills and whistles that stop it from lasting past one season. This is definitely a summer wardrobe that will transcend all summers.

Price: £50

polo

 

This classic polo shirt is made with breathable sustainable GOTS-approved cotton, making it lightweight to wear and long-lasting. With a sharp finish and tonal shade, this polo is perfect for a day to night look. At just £40 it is also extremely valuable for money.

Price: £40

cycling shotyd

 

Ever since Lady Diana was papped out rushing about in little cycling shorts and an oversized jumper, cycling shorts have made their appearance in near enough every wardrobe in the country. The epitome of sporty chic, cycling shorts are an everyday essential. Perfect for throwing on to run errands, going to the gym, or just a walk about town.

Price: £45

love is love

 

Why not spread the love with both our planet and its people with the Love is Love T-shirt by Sabinna. Featuring an illustration by graphic designer Hannah Thomas, the Love is Love t-shirt recently had an update to feature the beautiful design it now has.

Price: £45.60

eva skirt

 

The Eva denim skirt again uses small design tweaks to make a big impact on a timeless style. With an envelope front design and full button fastening, the Eva skirt is sleek and refined with a little glamourous touch. The skirt can be worn paired with a simple top or a smart blouse for workwear.

Price: £46

 

A go-to to throw on for any of the days when piecing together an outfit just feels like too much work, a T-shirt dress is something we all need. With a relaxed fit, this can be either dressed up with heels and even a belt, or chucked on with a pair of trainers and a jacket for everyday attire.

Price: £39.50

andalusia

 

Giving all of the summer holiday vibes, the Andalusia Organic Cotton shirt is extremely reasonably priced and perfect for that beach deluxe appearance. Whether on the coast of Greece or holding a barbecue in the back garden with friends, this handwoven cotton shirt will be the perfect way to complete the look.

Price: £55

astrid trousers

 

Sometimes a burst of colour is all it takes to make any outfit feel special. These lime cotton trousers are certified to freshen up any look and make it easy to feel bright and summery all year long. Made with an elasticated waist they are as comfortable as they are stylish. Being handmade in the UK also helps slow-down fashion.

Price: £55

minds of men

 

Ready to make a statement with your fashion? Cariki definitely are. The eco-conscious brand are making twice the impact in their ‘Minds of Men’ T-shirt. In a bold orange, this top is sure to grab anyone’s attention and get people talking. It also features the powerful slogan ‘War begins in the minds of men’.

Price: £29.99

unisex t-shirt

 

Relaxed and effortlessly cool Cariki does best and all at a great price. Made from heavy premium quality cotton, this t-shirt is kind to your skin and the planet. With its bold mountain print and “fortune favours the brave” slogan, it’s a quick and easy fit for a great long-lasting style.

Price: £29.99

vegan backpack

 

For those that are out on the go, finding a bag that is durable and attractive can sometimes be a challenge. That’s where the Bradwell Vegan Backpack comes to help. Its wide straps will offer an equal dispensary of weight to help carry around the day’s essentials. The backpack is also made with reinforced Texon Vogue making it easily washable.

Price: £40

suckerforthenvironemnt

 

We are MASSIVE suckers for the environment, and we hope you are too because Heiko clothing have added a little eco boost to your favourite sweatshirt. Perfect for those colder days (most days in the UK) this graphic print, grey sweatshirt is a go-to throw on to wear with jeans, shorts, trousers and anything else. Available in grey and pink, for whichever takes your fancy.

Price: £45

leggings

 

Leggings may not be the most exciting item of clothing, but they are a fundamental one. These organic cotton leggings are high-waisted and seamless and the ideal staple that will not rip or thread in a few weeks. The leggings come in two colourways white or black, making them easy to pair with light and dark outfits.

Price: £60