Eco-Fashion Style Tips

By Allyson Koerner

If you’re getting ready for a fun night on the town, you’re probably stressing over finding that perfect outfit. Mixing and matching certain pieces can be a challenge and who has the time to travel from store to store hunting for the perfect look? Boy, have you lucked out! We’ve put together a list of fantastic fashion-forward stores that make shopping a breeze. Even better, all offer eco-friendly fashion products. Now you can look good while helping the environment!

Women and men vary in styles so we’ve broken down outfits by gender and category. Feel free to browse through both lists!

For Women:
Tops
Frank & Faith: Add personality to your outfit with these fashionable tops made from 100 percent bamboo! Frank & Faith also uses 100 percent organic cotton and sustainable yarns and fabrics including hemp, wool and linen.

Bottoms
Ailin: Try on these eccentric functional capris made from downcycled polyester and bamboo charcoal. Ailin integrates eco-friendly fabrics in the manufacturing, packaging, and distribution of all its consumer products.

Ailin’s Functional Capris Photo Credit: www.ailin.com

Ailin’s Functional Capris Photo Credit: www.ailin.com

reco® jeans: Every girl loves a perfect fitting pair of jeans! reco® jeans offers eco-friendly women’s jeans made of a new recycled fabric that uses fewer materials and eliminates more waste.

Shoes
Beyond Skin: Slip into Beyond Skin’s vegan shoe line! This ethical footwear label produces two lines of shoes — Beyond Skin Sole and Beyond Skin Collection. The Beyond Skin Sole line features flat ballet pumps handmade in India while the Beyond Skin Collection includes handmade shoes from Spain made from materials such as sumptuous satins and soft faux suede.

Beyond Skin’s Jenna Wedge Photo Credit: www.beyondskin.co.uk

Beyond Skin’s Jenna Wedge Photo Credit: www.beyondskin.co.uk

Jewelry
Smart Glass Jewelry: Nothing accents an outfit like elegant jewelry! Smart Glass Jewelry provides earrings, bracelets and necklaces made from recycled beer, Coca-Cola and wine bottles.

Hair Accessories
A Alicia: Dress your hair up with these eco-friendly accessories from A Alicia! Each item is made from organic cotton, ethically produced or repurposed materials. Any printed item utilizes Permaset, which are eco-friendly fabric printing inks.

Bags/Purses
GreenOne Ventures: An outfit isn’t complete without the perfect handbag! GreenOne Ventures designs certified organic cotton canvas bags. Each bag is unique with colorful designs and is roomy enough to fit your entire world!

GreenOne’s Firenze Surplus Cotton Canvas Bag Photo Credit: www.greenoneventures.com

GreenOne’s Firenze Surplus Cotton Canvas Bag Photo Credit: www.greenoneventures.com

For Men:
Tops
Frank & Faith: Once again, Frank & Faith provides 100 percent organic cotton jumpers for men. Casual but classy, these shirts will dress up any outfit! Truly dedicated to the planet, Frank & Faith donates one percent of all sales to environmental organizations worldwide.

Bottoms
Untouched World: A New Zealand-based store, Untouched World is the first fashion company in the world to place the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNESCO) on its labeling. The company designs natural and organic apparel including stylish pants made from natural and organic materials. They’re sure to spice up any outfit!

reco® jeans: reco® jeans also offer men’s jeans made from its unique eco-friendly system that saves leftover jean material and turns it into quality yarn that eventually is created into a comfortable fitting pair of jeans!

Encino of Hinton Jeans by reco® jeans Photo Credit: http://shop.recojeans.com

Encino of Hinton Jeans by reco® jeans Photo Credit: http://shop.recojeans.com

Accessories
Elwood: Men need accessories just like women! Belts, hats, and wallets can add punch to any outfit. Elwood provides organic and sustainable accessories designed from organic cotton, bamboo, hemp and recycled yarns.

Elwood’s High Roller Belt Photo Credit: www.elwoodclothing.com

Elwood’s High Roller Belt Photo Credit: www.elwoodclothing.com

Shoes
Simple Shoes: Any outfit is complete after you slip on your favorite pair of shoes! Simple Shoes designs unique and comfortable shoes made from sustainable materials such as hemp, recycled wool, recycled car tires, organic cotton and eco-certified suede and leather.

Sno Tire Sneaker by Simple Shoes Photo Credit: www.simpleshoes.com

Sno Tire Sneaker by Simple Shoes Photo Credit: www.simpleshoes.com

We hope these tips help you put together the perfect eco-friendly outfit! If you’re looking for other ideas, click here for more eco-friendly brands and stores. Also, be sure to check out Eco Fashion World, a guide to green fashion.

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