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ThredUp teams up with celebrity stylist Karla Welch to make wedding season more sustainable

Now that wedding season is in full swing, you probably have a few on your calendar. Does that mean you have to immediately head to the mall and get your wallet out for something new to wear? We don’t think so and neither does celebrity stylist Karla Welch. She’s teamed up with ThredUp to try and eliminate fast fashion at weddings.

In case you didn’t know, ThredUp is one of the biggest online thrift stores in the game. If you’re worried that you can’t find something wedding-worthy to wear at a thrift store, rest assured that Welch is here for you. She’s styled celebrities like Olivia Wilde, Hailey and Justin Beiber, and Jennifer Lawrence, after all.

Why choose used rather than new?

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But why buy used instead of new this wedding season? According to ThredUp, if we saved all the new outfits that would have to be bought new this year, we would save 1.5 billion pounds of CO2 emissions. It’s like taking 51 million cars off the road for one day.

We have to ask ourselves if buying a new outfit for every occasion is the most responsible thing to do. (Spoiler alert – it’s not!) So if you need a dress, shoes, accessories and more for your events this summer, start with Welch’s durable and affordable picks.

How to shop with a famous stylist

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If using something from your closet just isn’t an option, saving up is your best bet. First, head over to ThredUp Bridal Boutique and check out the outfits Welch has specially curated for this season’s trends. Choose the one that speaks to you the most and go shopping.

Be sure to fill in details like size and price range so you only search for the options that are right for you. Soon you will have the perfect outfit for your event and also a much better choice for the planet.

We can’t all be Emma Stone at the Met Gala, but we can try! And this collaboration is an excellent starting point.

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