Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sustainable outfit ideas for Valentine's Day

Posted by Amanda Villaruel | |
Are you looking for dresses, shoes or lingerie for Valentine's Day?

Let me introduce you to some outfit ideas. Wear one of these and your gorgeous man won't be able to resist you (maybe you have to skip dinner, hahaha) ;-) And of course these are dresses that you can purchase with a green conscience.
Sustainable outfit ideas for Valentine's Day
Sustainable outfit ideas for Valentine's Day.
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Sustainable, chic and smokin' hot dresses

Sustainable, chic and smokin' hot dresses for Valentine's Day from ASOS Marketplace, Reformation and Etsy
Outfit ideas: Sustainable dresses from ASOS Marketplace, Reformation and Etsy
Dress no. 1: a 1920s style nude and black lace flapper dress from the brand Darling at ASOS Marketplace (£50). [Editor: sold out]

Dress no. 2: A black Noble Dress from the cool, sustainable US brand Reformation ($118, offers free shipping to over 170 countries). The dress is from their collection called 'Obvious' - an affordable, but still hip and cool collection of clothes.

The dress is made from tencel (90%), that according to Reformation comes from biodegradable and sustainably harvested wood pulp. A t-shirt made from tencel requires only 6 gallons of water for production compared to a traditional cotton t-shirt that requires 257 gallons of water.

Dress no. 3: Red, hand-made evening dress from etsy/ZettaDashion ($53). According to the seller, their collection are for the most part produced locally in Poland, using Polish and Italian fabrics. [Editor: sold out].

Fair trade dresses for Valentine's Day from from Armed Angels and People Tree
Valentine outfit ideas: Fair Trade dresses from Armed Angels and People Tree
Dress no. 4: More of a grunge-chic gal? Then you should consider this Elise stripes dress from the German brand Armed Angels (69.90, ships internationally). Armed Angels holds a fair trade collection and has been a member since 2007.

[Editor - out of stock]. Check out other dresses from Armed Angels.

Dress no. 5: A classic little, black dress from the British People Tree (£35) - an Eloise bodycon dress made from Indian organic cotton (95%) and 5% elastane. It goes with anything! Add a statement necklace and black pumps, and you have a complete outfit.

[Editor - out of stock]. Check out other dresses from People Tree.

Read: 20 useful clothes care tips for the conscious fashionista.

Vegan shoes and pumps

Vegan shoes and pumps for Valentine's Day from Beyond Skin and Eco Vegan Shoes
Vegan shoes from Beyond Skin and Eco Vegan Shoes

Shoes no. 1: Not afraid of heights? ;-) Beyond Skin can offer you these stunning Lexie black vegan stiletto made from 100% faux leather and hand-made in Spain (£89).

Shoes no. 2: A top favorite at Beyond Skin, this classic beauty is made from faux suede (£99).

Shoes no. 3: Estelle high-heels with a polished look from Eco Vegan Shoes (£75). The company specializes in cruelty-free and stylish shoe wear for both women and men.
Vegan ankle boots and shoes for Valentine's Day from Beyond Skin
Vegan ankle boots and pumps from Beyond Skin

Shoes no. 4: The ankle boots from Beyond Skin are so cool! Love the rough pattern and yet they can be worn with classic dresses. The boots are made from faux leather and are 100% vegan (£99).

Shoes no. 5: Another pair from Beyond Skin (£99) and perfect if you're not comfortable in high heels (8 cm). Also made from 100% vegan faux leather.

Read: Get to know sustainable fashion - learn the terminology

Sustainable and sexy lingerie from Do Your Green

Sustainable and sexy lingerie from Do Your Green
Sustainable and sexy lingerie from the French Do Your Green

You should check out the French-based Do Your Green's lingerie collection, that specialize in organic underwear at affordable prices. Guess what the collection is made from? Recycled pine needles! It sounds weird right? Well, with the technology that is available, we can make new clothes from even plastic bottles.

According to the underwear designer, Sophie Young, once the underwear is produced it has lost its prickly touch. The fabric is antiperspirant  and is supposed to absorb 2,5 times more moisture than cotton.

They ship internationally! Good news for you and me :-) And I think Victoria Secret has gotten some serious competition when it comes to aesthetics and sexiness.

Continue to read:
Ootd re-use: The Classic Maid of Honor

How to build a sustainable wardrobe.


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