For years now, fashion has been moving towards circular and sustainable practices. But while we as consumers place more of an importance on greener consumption, it's also easy to get caught up in the desire for the new, new, new.
So when celebrities and influencers are spotted re-wearing old favourites, it has an impact. Normalising that a piece of clothing shouldn't be a one-and-done matter, recycled red carpet looks are actually a trend we hope to see more of in the events to come. Some have even managed to dip into the archives to wow us in gowns over five decades old!
Why fix what ain't broken, right? Beyond just the novelty, being an outfit repeater is essential to combatting the environmental impact of the fashion industry — just ask the pros.
Fashion legend Anna Wintour is famously known to cut a chic figure in a familiar getup — and has long encouraged others to re-wear their clothes with pride. In fact, even though she's rumoured to have a pretty generous clothing allowance, she once told NYMag, "I usually wear the same dress twenty times. I think it's always fun to have something new, but it doesn't mean that everything you already have in your closet has to be thrown out, you know? Recycle."
And we couldn't agree more. As much as we love to treat ourselves to the latest in our sartorial obsessions, the importance of investing in pieces that you'll want to wear over and over again is really the only way to ensure that our wardrobes are actually sustainable.
Below, we round up some of our favourite moments where uber-stylish celebrities have proven that newer isn't always better.
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They practiced in secret and struggled to get to an international tournament in Europe. Now, members of the Afghan national boxing team are seeking refuge in the West, hoping to continue both their careers and their lives without danger or fear. The Afghan boxers, their coach and a top boxing federation official remained in Serbia after the AIBA World Boxing Championships finished in early November, saying they could face retribution from the Taliban if they returned home.
Trey Paster scored on a 55-yard fumble return in the second quarter, California’s defense made a clutch stop near the goal line, and the Golden Bears held off Southern California 24-14 in the season finale for both teams. Christopher Brooks added a pair of short scoring runs on a day when Cal’s offense struggled reaching the end zone to help the Golden Bears (5-7, 4-5 Pac-12) to their first home win against the Trojans since 2003. Jaxson Dart, making his third start for USC (4-8, 3-6) in place of injured quarterback Kedon Slovis, threw a 45-yard touchdown before being forced out with an injury in the third quarter.
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Japan's Princess Aiko, the only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, on Sunday celebrated her coming of age at the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo after turning 20 on Wednesday. Aiko, who is not eligible to ascend to the Chrysanthemum Throne, limited by law to males, bowed and smiled to the press wearing a tiara and a long white dress. The princess wants to become an adult who can be of service to others, she said in a statement released by the Imperial Household Agency on her birthday.
India pressed its advantage home of the second test against New Zealand in Mumbai and reached 142-2 to lead by 405 runs at lunch on day three. Mayank Agarwal followed his first innings’ hundred with another half-century and shared a century opening stand with Cheteshwar Pujara as India batted the tourists out of the contest on Sunday. At the break, Shubman Gill was 17 not out.
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Heavy snowfall left a blanket of white over the Washington state town of Skykomish on December 4.The National Weather Service predicted snowfall of up to 12 inches at nearby Stevens Pass.This video posted to Twitter by @mgarcia1701 shows the wintry scene at Skykomish. Credit: @mgarcia1701 via Storyful
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