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Elizabeth Cline's Overdressed has taught us some hard lessons about our fast fashion habits: Namely that buying super cheap clothes--and lots of them--is having a negative effect on our planet, our culture, and our general well-being. But it's also having a negative impact on our wardrobe. "The thing about cheap fashion is that you often wind up with a closet full of deals rather than a closet full of clothing you'll actually wear," Cline told me. Most of us who shop fast fashion can probably relate. Somehow, that H&M blouse that was so irresistible in-store, just doesn't hold up when you pull it out of the depths of your closet two years later. But while Cline makes a convincing argument for not shopping at cheap-chic stores, it's hard to know what other options you have if, like us, you love fashion but don't exactly have a thousand-dollar budget. Fortunately, Cline has some helpful advice on that matter.
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No one loves a good fashion deal more than us. I mean who can resist the siren call of a $20 H&M dress? Or the summer sale at Zara, for that matter? But while fast fashion seems awesome (trends right off the runway for all for the price of dinner), it could be coming at a serious cost to our planet, our culture, and ultimately, ourselves, as Elizabeth L. Cline warns in her new book Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion (Portfolio/Penguin, $25.95). The book has been likened to Fast Food Nation, but for cheap rompers and jeggings. At the risk of turning us off of our favorite in-a-bind fast fashion chains for good (sometimes you just have to see how the sausage gets made), we spoke with Cline about why fast fashion is so toxic, what will need to change in the fashion industry, and how you can help.