It’s easy to find eco-friendly items that compliment your organic lifestyle when you’re looking for yoga wear, T-shirts and other casual attire. But good, sustainable fashion doesn’t have to end there. From skinny jeans to cool jackets to pretty bracelets, we unearthed 10 chic reasons to love going green.
Whether you’re out for brunch with friends, running weekend errands, or just heading for a walk in the crisp air, this fair trade, 100 percent organic cotton fleece vest is super soft and made in Peru using low-impact dyes. Available in blackberry, black and gray, it may become your new Saturday style staple.
Bold necklaces are here to stay, and this addition to the trend is as eco-friendly as it is pretty. Made with lightweight teal disks that were carved from reclaimed water buffalo bone and created by fair-trade artisans in India, we’d say, why yes, it actually is easy being green.
Frequent travelers will come to rely on this soft dress, made in the U.S.A. using 100 percent Tencel, a natural, man-made fiber. Feel like changing up your look? No problem. The dress is reversible and even easily transforms into a top. Cool, right?
Wearing organic clothing doesn’t have to mean your style will lose its edge. This alpaca and organic cotton nubby jacket is eco-fabulous.
This pair of organic, resin-set honeycomb bangles makes a sweet addition to any outfit.
6Head of the Class
Hide your next bad hair day with this organic raffia-brimmed hat and its simple ribbon tie trim.
Steal the show in this bright pink sailor T-shirt accented with a hand-drawn star print—all done in 100 percent organic cotton jersey. Wear it with everything from your favorite jeans to a sleek suit. Actually, you might want to grab the black, navy, gray and oatmeal versions, too.
Head into the happiest two days of the week—Saturday and Sunday—in eco-friendly style with this roomy weekender from JADEtribe. The gorgeous bag is hand-woven by a village of women from Laos using 100 percent organically dyed cotton. You’ll also be glad to know that, with each item sold, money goes to women in Southeast Asia and supports textile weaving arts and traditions.
9In the Navy
Nautical never goes out of style, and when it’s done in an organic cotton/linen blend, it’s destined to stay a classic forever. This striped, long sleeve top from San Francisco eco-fashion company Amour Vert looks chic with slacks, but would be fab with jeans or a skirt, too. Ahoy!
If you’ve opted for an organic lifestyle, a good pair of eco-friendly skinny jeans is a wardrobe must. Nudie carries styles for both gals and guys, using 98 percent cotton denim in a range of rinses. Time to get out that reusable shopping bag and do a little feel-good retail therapy, eh?