Eco-friendly doesn’t mean losing out on style.
Think Eco-friendly doesn’t equal aesthetically pleasing? Think again. Something as simple as stylish reusable shopping bags can be a fashion statement, not a fashion fail.
Here’s my outfit from Tech Fashion Week (reader selected by you!) plus a farmer’s market friendly tote bag. It shows that fashionable and Eco-friendly can coexist.
Non-ugly reusable shopping bags
California has a plastic bag ban, which makes sense because the Pacific Ocean doesn’t need any more plastic bags floating in it.
When I think of reusable shopping bags, I think of the free scratchy-fabric promotional totes given out at conferences and vendor fairs. Luckily, they’re not all like that. See why.
Cute reusable shopping bags
My roommate got the Marks and Spencer tote pictured above while she was living in London. I like to keep a packable nylon tote in my purse like these from Kate Spade so I’ll never be stuck without a bag when I need one. The are washable and the nylon holds up well. It makes a good lunch bag, too.
Thrifted white tulle and lace skirt
I found the white skirt at Goodwill of Silicon Valley for $8! I linked to some similar skirts at the end of this post so you don’t have to scour your local thrift shops. Like reusable shopping totes, secondhand shopping is good for the environment because it keeps clothing out of landfills. I do a mix of secondhand and new clothes. Like going green with your pet and gardening to save the bees, it’s all about small, doable actions to be more Eco-friendly.
Small ways to be stylishly green
Borrowing clothes is great too — just check out these gorgeous shoes that are definitely not mine but I loved wearing them!
White Skirt – Jealous Tomato. Scored at Goodwill of Silicon Valley for $8!
Shoes – Betsey Johnson