Since we're all about fashion here (and I have another blog for the more serious stuff), I thought I'd introduce everyone to some environmentally friendly fashion that is both stylish and green (and doesn't cost an arm and a leg like Stella McCartney's gorgeous but spendy collections). Beklina is a online boutique that is dedicated to sustainable clothing, accessories, and paper products - and it doesn't sacrifice chic-ness for green-ness.
Here are a few favorites:
Beau Soleil, an elegant label that is reminiscent of Vena Cava or a little Parisian atelier - definitely not the hippie-wear typically associated with organic clothing. The other two are from Stewart + Brown, and they are cute, flattering, and very of-the-moment.
Of course, if you're in the Chicago metro area and want to try things on before you buy, there is always Pivot, the city's first full-fledged eco-boutique. They carry popular organic labels like Linda Loudermilk, Bahar Shahpar, and Undesigned by Carol Young, along with many others - and for those of you who still think environmentally friendly clothing simply can't be fashionable, there's not a scrap of burlap in sight.
Granted, if organic clothing just doesn't appeal to you, there is always the option to buy a few well made pieces instead of tons of cheap, trendy crap. Although the quick H&M or Zara fix is appealing (and I've succumbed to it on more than one occasion), it's better for the environment - and your appearance in the long run - to spend a little more on something high quality. Besides, you're worth it.