Do you have a full closet, and nothing to wear?

Is your wardrobe cheap, and falling apart?

By Mary Elizabeth Williams
Published November 30, 2018 3:44PM (UTC)
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America's obsession with fast fashion is causing us to toss out, on average, eighty pounds of clothing per person per year. It's an ethical and environmental problem — and an intellectual one as well. This week, I wrote about my own sartorial compromise, with a wardrobe that's pretty minimalist and largely secondhand.

Is the tyranny of choice making it harder for you to get dressed in the morning? Or to put it another way: Do you have a bigger wardrobe, but nothing to wear?


Mary Elizabeth Williams

Mary Elizabeth Williams is a staff writer for Salon and author of "A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles."

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