In an effort to buy less, buy thoughtfully, and — let's be honest — look cool, I have turned more frequently toward secondhand and vintage shopping. So far, it's great. Each piece I buy is more likely to be well-cut, breathable, and of high quality. Basically, I wear a lot more linen now. Score!
My personal epiphany is nothing new. People have been digging through bins and combing through racks (and searching eBay and Etsy for #finds) long before I decided to stop shopping at H&M. What's a little newer is where people are searching for vintage pieces — on Instagram.