Wednesday, May 14, 2014

How to Dress Vegan

Dressing vegan.  Ever been curious about it?  Whether you're actually vegan, or just looking for affordable alternatives to buying the real thing, dressing vegan, i.e. cruelty-free, doesn't have to be a chore.  And best of all, it doesn't have to mean you look like a cheap, pleathery, pieced together dresser.  

So what exactly should you be looking for when shopping vegan?  Look for any and all materials that obviously are not from animal byproducts like denim, linen, rayon, spandex, and anything with the word faux next to it like faux leather, or faux fur.  Cotton is also a safe bet that spans a massive variety of options these days.

Now that you know what to look for, know what to avoid.  This list includes items like wool, fur, silk, suede, alligator, crocodile, fleece, cashmere and the like.  Generally, when items are made with these animal materials, they proudly say so on the tag, so take a glance if you're not sure.  The price is usually also much higher for non-vegan items than it is for its faux counterparts.

And fear not my friends!  Wearing vegan doesn't have to be a laborious process, nor do you have to look fashionably under par!  There are so many designers, stores, and collections now that feature quality made faux animal pieces, that you're pretty much covered from head to toe with vegan options, as you please.  So say hello to your new faux leather skirts, joggers, and shoes!  They just might be your new besties... well, at least one or two if you're not ready for the entire plunge!

What do you think?  Will you try shopping vegan?

Posted by:  Spankie

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