Seeing as these boots are my spirit animal, I'll probably be wearing them a lot this season. And for the rest of my life. I'm so uncomfortable with trends that I'll probably feel much less shy about wearing them when the whole "galactic" trend passes and I'm the only weirdo left strutting to and fro and leaving a trail of glitter behind me. Buying stuff for one season is the absolute worst.
There are a lot of ways to be an environmentalist. I figured that out right at the beginning of college. I was headed into a sustainability course meeting with my friend Albert when he turned to me and said, "you know, we're the only two here who don't have dreadlocks and smell like Patchouli but we care about the earth as much as everybody else." Preach it, Albert.
My house is super small and my closet is super small and more than half of everything in it I purchased secondhand. That includes these killer red leather pants. You aren't going to save the earth by re-popularizing the hackey-sack circle. If you're being your most thoughtful version of yourself, chances are, you'll end up making a lot of choices that nail that triple bottom line. You'll look and feel amazing, and not at any tragic expense to the natural and social realms.
On a lighter note, I enjoy Patchouli and hackey sack such as much as the next person who was a teenager in the 1990s. But I never did have dreadlocks. Thanks for reading!