Past studies have shown that it can be hard to stick to our New Year’s resolutions, especially if they involve limiting or cutting something out entirely.

As the Trove team ushers in 2023, we’re steering clear of restrictive resolutions and setting a few fashion goals that will have a big impact as the year goes on. Read on for Trove’s 2023 fashion resolutions!

Resolution #1: Being Gentler on the Environment

If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint in 2023, here are three quick ways to immediately ease your impact on the environment:

  • Buying secondhand interrupts the need to create new items that create more waste and pollution
  • Shopping locally helps cut down on the logistics and fossil fuels required to get an item from point A to point B
  • Purchasing from small businesses also supports entrepreneurs in your community and creates local jobs

Sounds like a win-win-win to us! If you want to learn more about how shopping secondhand helps the environment, check out Trove’s blog post: 8 Reasons to Buy Secondhand.

Resolution #2: Letting Go of Fast Fashion

Fast fashion production takes a huge toll on the environment and negatively impacts people across the globe. To interrupt the harmful cycle of fast fashion, focus on these three goals:

  • Reduce your new clothing purchases
  • Invest in pieces that are made to last
  • Recycle clothing at the end of its lifespan

If you’re planning to overhaul your closet in 2023, check out your local consignment stores. Consigning your items gives them a new life in someone else’s wardrobe and puts money back in your pocket to invest on well-made pieces that bring you joy. Read more slow fashion tips here.

Not sure where to start? Connect with the Trove team by email or on Instagram anytime, or come visit us in store – we’re always happy to answer questions and help you along your slow fashion journey!

Resolution #3: Being More Adventurous with Fashion Choices

Did you binge Emily in Paris over the holiday break and think, “I should take more chances with my fashion choices?” Maximalism is on the radar for 2023, and if this strikes a chord with you, here are a few ways to switch up your fashion game sustainably:

  • Elevate simple outfits with accessories that pair easily with most of the existing looks in your wardrobe, such as bold scarves, well-crafted luxury bags, and statement jewelry
  • Shop secondhand so you can source high-quality trendy items, or even splurge on that dream piece that you’ve been eyeing, for a fraction of the price of buying it new
  • Resell, consign, or donate items that don’t work for you to free up space in your closet (and put money back in your wallet!)

Tip: Do you follow Trove Fashion on Instagram? You can browse many of our new arrivals on our feed, see our styling suggestions, and shop our stories on Tuesdays and Thursdays!