The Fashionista’s Guide to Rocking Eco-Fashion

Rocking eco-fashion doesn't mean you have to give up your soulful sense of style. From wearing sustainable materials like bamboo, peace silk and organic cotton to one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, read below for tips on the latest and greatest in eco-fashion.

Peace In With Peace Silk

Did you know that all traditional silk fabric is made by literally steaming silkworms out of their silky nests? For a more humane option, wear peace silk, which is made without harming silkworms by coaxing the little creatures out of their cocoons (don't ask us how!) but still feels just as luxurious.
Soul of Green Favorite: Eco-couture by Leila Hafzi, featuring hand-painted spiritual motifs using toxin-free dyes.

Organic Threads Are Pimp

As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing sexier than a fresh, white cotton t-shirt. But with all of the eco-friendly fashion on the market these days, wearing tees made from traditionally grown cotton–which uses tons of pesticides which pollute the earth–is not only passé, it’s played. To stay sexy every season without hurting the planet, make your next cotton purchase 100% organic.
Soul of Green Favorites: Super-soft polos and tees wtih edgy designs from Twice Shy, Edun, and Stewart + Brown.

Reduce, Reuse, and Recyle by Rocking Vintage

Tired of chasing trends? The good news is that one of the easiest—and cheapest—ways to keep your look original is by rocking vintage clothing. Not only will it reduce the total negative impact of sweatshop labor and manufacturing on the planet, but it will also reduce your chance of being caught in the same outfit as your best friend! Retro fashion is all the rage these days, so it’s no wonder stars like Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman and Halle Berry swear by vintage when it’s their turn to walk on the red carpet.
Favorites: American Rag Cie, Goodwill, and the local flea market.

Make the Animals Happy: Go Vegan

Every stylist knows that accessories can make or break an outfit. But for those of us who love animals, wearing brand-new leather or fur is simply not a conscious option. Luckily, there are lots of cruelty-free accessories on the market that will still keep you looking put together. From Nahui Ollin’s and Ecoist's elegant purses and organizers made from candy wrappers, to sexy vegan footwear by Kailia and Charmoné that will rival any pair of Manolo’s, you have every reason to polish off your look in style. And if you simply can’t live without leather or fur, then vintage versions will always be more conscious than spending cash on brand new skins.
Favorite: Kailea Footwear, AlternativeOutfitters

Attention Shoppers: Even Department Stores Are Going Green

Trying to dress more consciously, but green boutique shopping not your cup of tea? Well not to worry, with consumer demand for sustainable fashion on the rise, the big department stores have finally figured out that green is here to stay! Barney’s New York is leading the pack with an entire department dedicated to green fashion. And, the next time you head to Tar-jay or Wal-Mart to bulk up on CFL light bulbs, don’t forget to pick up some organic cotton duds (and for you moms out there, they even carry baby clothes!) and accessories made from recycled materials. Whoever says green isn’t mainstream is clearly missing the big picture. Power to the people!
Favorite: Tar-Jay.

Color Me Bad

By now you should already know the season's hottest shade: The Color Purple. But just because it’s on the green carpet doesn’t mean it’ll work for you! Conscious style is about more than just eco-fashion, it’s about dressing authentically in the colors, fabrics and styles that complement your natural essence. Though the thought of getting your color palette done may sound so ‘80s, it’s making a comeback with fashionistas everywhere for good reason: When you’re wearing your colors, people see you, not just your outfit.
Favorite: A color consultation with L.A.'s go-to personal shopper (and styling wizard) Jennifer Butler.

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