It’s never been easier to be fashionably green – from recycled jewelry to organic bamboo, lots of designers are taking the step from eco-friendly to eco-chic. We found five sites that specialize in green stuff that’s stylish and wearable; below, check out one of the offerings from each.
Why: A veritable eco-fashion emporium, this place stocks clothes, jewelry, footwear and accessories like scarves and bags. You can shop by “ethic” – recycled, vegan, sustainable and organic wares all have their own sections on the site.
What: This chain and jet necklace ($126) is made of recycled (or vintage, depending how you want to spin it) materials
Why: There’s a great selection of earth-friendly basics here, like black trousers, wide-leg jeans and everyday tees – I could build a green wardrobe from the ground up on this site.
What: A dress made of woven bamboo ($132, was $220) and accented with a coconut belt can handle the day-to-night transition seamlessly.
Where: Alternative Outfitters
Why: Everything here is vegan, and the offerings include lots of shoes (organized by occasion) and handbags, plus other accessories like jewelry, scarves and gloves.
What: This patent hobo ($56) has the slouchy look I adore in big day bags.
Where: Beyond Skin
Why: Vegan shoes that aren’t hideous/bizarre.
What: Beyond Skin shoes have a retro look – which I think is cool all the time and fashion people say is in this fall – and the Lily pumps ($227) are no exception. They have a cute rounded toe and conical heel, and are covered in organic denim.
Where: The Natural Store
Why: With separate “boutiques” for couture-like clothes and every-day wear (plus active wear, lingerie, and tons of other stuff), this site is tres easy to browse and search.
What: The People Tree Jersey Cardigan ($54) has the long, lean silhouette of a boyfriend cardigan.