Updated: May 26, 2019
Understanding what you're buying and who you're buying it from is the single most important change you can make as a fashion consumer.
While fast fashion retailers are making "high fashion" more accessible, this comes at a cost in both how the clothing is made and how well it will last.
If a dress costs $20, chances are, something is wrong.
Do your research online and find out what the company's practices are (if they don't make them readily available, that's also a sign that something is likely wrong).
Consider this simple, age-old rule: quality over quantity.
Spend a little more on a piece you know is well-made as opposed to a few garments that are bound to fall apart.
It will result in less consuming overall.