While vintage shopping and thrifting has become more of a popularity statement than a money saving or environmentally conscious act, we really do tend to forget the act of shopping at Goodwill and our local vintage shop is really doing a lot of good for our environment.
Did you know that approximately 12 million tons of textile waste is generated each year in North America– amounting to approximately 68 lbs of waste per household per year! (eartheasy.com)
The fact that we’re throwing away a medium size child’s weight size in clothing a year is ASTOUNDING folks. But by recycling and reusing old clothing, vintage clothing and donating our unwanted clothing, we can help bring this ridiculous amount of waste down.
So for this Earth Day I’m celebrating by wearing my favorite thrifted items:
As most of you know, I’m a stylist for the company Stitch Fix. With all the personal styling I get to do, I really have to admit I love my job. But a strong voice inside my head said “IT IS TIME” (something in the voice of Rafiki from Lion King) and I knew I needed to start walking the walk since I talk the talk- literally- on a daily basis. That meant finally scheduling my own Fix for myself!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, it is “the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology and unique product to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you.” Essentially, the long and short of it is you receive 5 unique and personally styled items sent to your doorstep.
Now, I’m no “selfie photographer” expert here, nor am I a model by any means, but I wanted the feel of each item to be described accurately in today’s post.
While I loved everything, unfortunately the jeans I had sent myself were too large, so those will be going back. This really is a fun experience and I encourage anyone to try it out and see if they like it!
Boyfriend. Flare. Distressed. Skinny. High waisted. Cropped. Wide leg.
There’s no denying that denim is a hot trend this season as well as the types of styles, washes, finishes and hem lengths. It can get a bit daunting, not to mention pricey- once you start looking at all the amazing options that are out there this spring.
click on the photos below for some amazing new looks that won’t break the bank.
White denim is all over the place this spring, but it’s been brought up a notch with the edgy, distressed look seen with these sexy skinnies. Find these Skinny Regular Ankle Jeans at H&M for $29.95. http://bit.ly/1ObMYWl
Ladies, the flare is back for the modern girl: These figure flattering Wide Leg Jeans are great for apple, pear, or hourglass shaped bodies. They look fabulous with a bohemian style top and wedges for a leg lengthening finish. Find this pair at H&M for $29.95 http://bit.ly/1JIA6X8
The ironically named boyfriend jean – considering every boyfriend we have hates this style – but we women love this relaxed, edgier look when styled with a vintage style t-shirt. Find the Ex Boyfriend at Nasty Gal for $52.80. I’d hurry! They’re 40% off and won’t last long. http://bit.ly/1DgbiDH
The Jogger jean, a new trend we’re seeing this spring, combines the relaxed fit of a lounge pant and the classic denim style. Better than the “jeggings” we saw last year?? I definitely think so. Check out these Path Ahead Chambray Pants at Ruche.com http://bit.ly/1CLfXJY
FOR ALL MY SHORT LADIES!! I know finding a cool pair of jeans can be hard, especially a cool pair of boyfriend jeans. But don’t despair: ASOS has an amazing Petite line and you can snag these New Look Petite Boyfriend jeans for $45.00 http://bit.ly/1b0Uur3