My Sustainable Christmas Day Outfit

I like Christmas, so deciding what I’m going to wear is part of the fun of Christmas Day. However, I’m not the type of person who buys a new outfit every year. I like to repurpose my clothing and find new ways to style different items. This year I purchased my first Christmas t-shirt (It’s been a long time coming!) and matched it with items I already had in my wardrobe. I plan on wearing the same Christmas t-shirt every year, throughout the month of December, to make the most of it. After all, why should it only be worn a handful of times?

Here’s my sustainable Christmas day outfit!

I’ve tried to keep my outfit simple yet festive. I’m not a big fan of glitter or sequins as they’re bad for the environment and difficult to wash. Also, I favour comfort over style. This is an outfit that I’d be happy to wear year after year.

Here’s what I’m wearing:

Christmas T-shirt – Rapanui

Rapanui are a sustainable fashion company in the UK. All of their products are made from organic cotton and produced in a renewable energy powered factory. They have a ‘great’ rating on the Good On You site. Rapanui also created Teemill, which is a sustainable print-on-demand store. You can open your own store and put your own custom designs on lots of products like t-shirts, jumpers and hoodies. Honestly, I love this company. Their products are so affordable and I love that you can create your own custom design.

I used the custom design feature when creating this t-shirt and picked out this cute gingerbread design. I love how festive it looks but at the same time I feel like it could be worn any time of the year.

The main reason I decided to get a long-sleeve t-shirt is because it’s more affordable than buying a jumper. And sometimes I get too warm when I wear a jumper indoors. I don’t own many long-sleeve t-shirts, but it seemed like the best option. It’s made from organic cotton so it feels soft and I’m sure it will hold up well! Overall, I was so happy with this t-shirt.

Grey Check Skirt

I bought this grey check skirt many years ago. There have been times when my weight has fluctuated and this skirt had either been too big or too small on me. But for now, it’s the perfect fit. It has a little bit of extra room which is great! It’s very comfortable and I find it to be quite flattering, too. It brings me a small bit of joy to know that I’ve had this item of clothing for so long and I continue to get a lot of wear out of it. This is proof that you can re-wear the same item of clothing and give it a new look.

Tights – Snag Tights

For me, tights are an essential part of a winter outfit. But I stopped buying them from fast fashion brands because they don’t stay up very well and they get worn out too quickly. Snags, on the other hand, are great! They’re more comfortable than any other tights I’ve ever worn. I don’t have to keep pulling them up, either.

I bought this pair of grey tights over a year ago and they are still going strong, minus a small hole. And I know that once they’ve reached the end, I can send them back to Stags to be recycled.

Black Winter Boots

I bought these boots from a fast fashion shoe brand many years ago. I don’t wear them very often because I favour my trainers which are more comfortable. However, on certain occasions, I love to bring the boots out. They look great and they make me feel a bit more confident.

So there you have it! I hope this gave you some insight into how you can create a sustainable Christmas day outfit. Remember that re-wearing items of clothing reduces waste and overconsumption. And it’s one of the simplest ways that you can reduce your carbon footprint. Hope you have a great Christmas!

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