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HOW TO CELEBRATE EARTH WEEK FASHIONABLY

HOW TO CELEBRATE EARTH WEEK FASHIONABLY

Happy Earth Week!  
Though the festivities started on the 22nd, our kindness towards the planet shouldn't be reserved for only one day out of the year.  If you're a new "tree hugger" there's no better way to start making a difference than devoting an entire week to being green, and eventually working your way up to being environmentally conscious all year long.  Maybe you're searching for a place to start beyond just recycling
you've come to the right place.  Below are 3 fashion-forward and sustainable looks that are perfect for spring and created by brands that treat the planet like their best friend.

Image by Amanda Kaplan | Copyright © 2017 Amanda Kaplan, All Rights Reserved

Image by Amanda Kaplan | Copyright © 2017 Amanda Kaplan, All Rights Reserved


LOOK ONE | CASUAL

There's something so easy about a basic camisole paired with a statement skirt. This combination is not only fashionable, but it's also comfortable. Maxi skirts are a great way to stay cool without constantly feeling as though you need to pull down the hem — like you would with a miniskirt or a pair of cutoffs.

STAYING SUSTAINABLE: This tank top from Everlane is crafted from 100% silk, and made in a silk factory located in China. While Chinese clothing factories are known to be unethical and unsustainable, Everlane gives us a behind-the-scenes look

STYLE TIP: To add an eclectic vibe to the look, throw on a pair of bright-colored statement earrings. 


LOOK TWO | ATHLETIC

Chances are the gear you workout in isn't sustainable, even I'm guilty of purchasing pieces that aren't eco-friendly. But after researching on the web, I've found that there are more sustainable and ethical athleisure brands out there than you would believe. My biggest concern with steering away from my unsustainable brands would be lack of design, but these brands allow you to sweat with style.

STAYING SUSTAINABLE: This workout tank from Threads For Thought is made out of organic materials and was manufactured ethically, sustainably, and under fair trade regulations. Not only are you wearing something that is made out of recycled polyester, but was created from artisans who are treated fairly and aren't exposed to harmful pollutants. 

STYLE TIP: ADD A POP OF COLOR TO A MONOCHROMATIC ENSEMBLE WITH A VIBRANT PAIR OF SNEAKERS.


LOOK THREE | DRESSY

Off-the-shoulder and one-shoulder dresses have taken the fashion world by storm, and there's no better occasion to show a little skin than a night out. But many evening wear companies are far from sustainable (or ethical), but don't be discouraged — you can still find great pieces that a perfect for spring and summer special events.  

STAYING SUSTAINABLE: This one-shoulder dress from Mara Hoffman is made from organic linen, making the dress sustainable. Mara Hoffman follows a sustainable manufacturing process, and also incorporates eco-friendly materials into their products.  

STYLE TIP: STAND OUT IN THE CROWD OF SIMPLE-DRESSED PARTYGOERS BY DONNING ECCENTRIC SHOES.

 

HOW WILL YOU SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION TO THE PLANET THIS EARTH WEEK? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! IF YOU END UP RECREATING ANY OF THE ABOVE LOOKS I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEM! TAG ME @BRUNETTEWITHABUDGET ON INSTAGRAM!

HAPPY EARTH WEEK!

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