The most sustainable fashion is wearing the clothes that you already own. Look into your wardrobe and extend the life of your clothing. Don't be afraid of people who seem to lead perfect zero waste lives (they don't) and are buying a lot of expensive ethical and sustainable fashion. You can make small, but effective, steps forward by re-wearing your own clothing. It starts with a really simple action.
If the ultimate goal is to change the world’s treatment of workers, and the way that fast fashion is helping to ruin this planet, we can’t make it an elite club with a specific aesthetic. Ethical fashion and minimalism don’t have to go hand-in-hand. Ethical fashion should still be for the “every girl.” It should be for women with less money, for women with different sized bodies, for women of different ethnicities and for women who like collecting things.
A great way to start your journey in ethical/sustainable fashion is working with what you have and slowly incorporating sustainable items. If you still need a fix for “trendy items” try visiting your local Goodwill and give an item a second life.
I also think a change in mentality is helpful. I would rather wait and save up for a better quality item that I love to death and that will last me years, rather than spending money on lots of different fast fashion things.
My Roolee pants feel like quite the bold statement item for me and yet they were surprisingly versatile when I just put a few minutes into styling them!