Can fashion and sustainability ever co-exist harmoniously? That seems to be the question of the moment. The trend for fashion with a conscience is on the rise, and there are some brands like Stella McCartney, Casa Lefay, H&M, Vivienne Westwood, and Viktor & Rolf that are already making their mark in this space.
For blogger Claire Tillman who uses her platform Fashion Victimless to promote vegan apparel, it’s all about fashion with a conscience—and hers is crystal clear.
If you’re looking for vegan fashion staples that look better than the real thing, she’s going to help you find them, one way or another.
Over To Claire
It’s finally Fall, my absolute favorite season of the year. The colder temperatures and crisp air make me super excited for all the new options in vegan fashion considering most of the products are focused on sustainable alternatives to fur and leather (common fabrics used for Fall-Winter). My feet are ready to ditch those sandals and put on some boots! Anyone with me on this?
Now, being vegan means that not only do I not eat animals or animal products, I also don’t wear them. You may think that this means that I can’t wear the latest and greatest fashion trends…but I’m going to prove you wrong. Let me show you my five favorite vegan Fall fashion finds:
First up is the ‘Oh so chic’ Theah full-sleeved jumpsuit from Ted Baker.
Ted Baker Jumpsuit, £199
I tend to steer away from jumpsuits because the fit can get kind of tricky but this tailored piece with the addition of the belt makes the jumpsuit very form-flattering. The flutter hem sleeves are also very on-trend now. Paired with some nude pumps or high-heeled disco booties and a pair of extra-large statement earrings, and I’m all set for a night out on the town.
Couch florals are all the rage and this gorgeous coat from Stella McCartney does them just right.
Stella McCartney Coat, £1,135
Inspired by vintage tapestries that you might find in ancient castles, this coat features big, bold flowers in rich Fall hues. Now, given that the coat makes quite a statement by itself, I would wear it over a simple outfit—perhaps black skinny pants, a turtle neck, and some vegan suede boots with a chunky heel.
I’d pick this adorable rib knit slouchy hoodie by Sundry to lounge around in at home.
Sundry Hoodie, £89.35
Made from a super soft cotton blend, this camo hoodie would look laidback-cool partially tucked into a pair of black, dropped crotch joggers and my favorite vegan Saucony kicks. Perfect for curling up with a book or kicking back to watch a TV show, or maybe even for going out to brunch with girlfriends, it’s very casual chic.
Kick your denim game up with these cropped flared denim jeans by DSquared2.
Dsquared2 Denim Jeans, £330
Featuring a dark blue rinse with an overall distressed look, these jeans can be worn rolled up or left down with the frayed edges showing (that’s how I would wear them). I think that these jeans would look perfect with a cozy chunky knit cardigan, simple t-shirt and open-back loafers. Add a lightweight woven scarf around your neck and here you have my perfect go-to Fall outfit.
And lastly, check out these edgy Odette Chelsea boots by Stella McCartney.
Stella McCartney Boots, £610
Is there anything better than shopping for shoes? Not in my book. Whenever I’m feeling down, I like to saddle up to my laptop and go shoe shopping online—especially during Fall-Winter. Now, I’ve always loved a good Chelsea boot. With its gusseted sides and clean lines, this boot style is a classic. Stella McCartney adds a cool twist with the addition of a funky orange wedge sole and dainty gold-tone studs around the edge. This, people, is a vegan boot at its finest. Although I could see a ton of different ways to style these boots, my preferred look would be to wear these with a pair of thick black tights, a floral dress with a flirty skirt, and a black tailored blazer.
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