Just further proof that eco-friendly shopping doesn't have to be hippie-dippy — we've rounded up five totally chic pieces with sustainable materials and a socially, environmentally conscious approach to fashion. From recycled metals and repurposed products come some very cool pieces — click through for the five on our wish list right now!
We've all got a girlfriend that really respects our Mother Earth –– and thanks to the increasing number of environmentally-aware designers out there, being eco-friendly doesn't mean that she has to sacrifice style. I plan on getting my greenest gal pal a cozy sustainable bamboo sweater ($99) to throw on after yoga and a fashion-forward canvas tote bag ($17) for her trips to the farmer's market. Click the items above to shop the rest of my eco-friendly picks!
Alex and Ani designer Carolyn Rafaelian does an amazing job creating antique-style charm bracelets, but she also allows you to be the master of your own bracelets. Nice, right? All you have to do is enter her Bangle Bar and let the creativity flow. You can make your order as inexpensive or as expensive as you want it, depending on how many pieces you add. Do you want color beads? Metal beads? Plain wire? Charms? No charms? It's all up to you! Just drag your desired item(s) to the virtual bracelet holder, then arrange and rearrange according to your preference. Once you're done, click "add to cart" and wait for your masterpiece to arrive. Speaking of custom-made bracelets, here's another cool site, Chamilia, that lets you do the same.
W Hotel is no longer just your go-to place for lodging. It's now also going to be your go-to spot for fashion. The hospitality chain just announced it's launching a fashion line made up of apparel and accessories. Designers such as Alex and Ani, Foley + Corina, Lauren Merkin, VIX, and Wink have been tapped as designers. "W is a design-led brand, therefore fashion is a tool to engage our guests in design. The people we're after are trendsetters and fashion-forward. We have a passion for fashion," said Eva Ziegler, global brand leader of W. The line, dubbed Global Glam, will be introduced on Sept. 10 at Fashion's Night Out.
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After The Hills aired last night, Lauren Conrad stopped by the MTV Canada studios for the live after-show. The soon-to-be ex reality star looked chic in a black leather mini skirt and a sheer white blouse. The white fringe scarf adds casual flavor while her black suede pumps elongate her legs. Lauren may be opting out of reality TV, but let's hope we continue seeing her cute style out and about.
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Must Have Bling of the Day: Alex and Ani's Thunderbird Feather Cuff We love feathers. They're soft, natural, and add a little hippie eccentricity to accessories. Case in point: this Alex and Ani Thunderbird Feather Cuff.Comments
Everyone loves receiving a gift with a personal touch, and these Alex and Ani Bracelets of the Month ($48) deliver just that. The bangles feature a flower-of-the-month charm, so they're the perfect present for anyone who has a birthday January through December. That's right, they're perfect for everyone — cute, too!