Inhabitat » SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: In No Time by Sandra Backlund
Okay, so in the past you may have opted to take your car to the corner Starbucks instead of trekking the required block on-foot. You may have thrown a water bottle or two in the trash when there wasn't a conveniently-placed recycle bin right next to it. You may have even sprayed a few dozen extra spritzes of aerosol hairspray when that stubborn cowlick just wouldn't stay put this past New Year's Eve. But it's still only the start of the New Year, and it's not too late to set a plan to revamp the way you treat Mother Earth! The truth is, being eco-conscious is a lot easier and more chic than its stereotype may lead you to presume. For example, you don't need to turn to natural hippie waves and completely give up your blown-out hair -- just replace your normal energy-eating dryer for an Eco-Air conserving one. And the next time you're in need of a hot pair of jeans, look for a pair made from organic cotton -- they'll look just as great, but have your conscience feeling way better! Check the slideshow to see how you can style yourself sustainable in the year ahead!
I can€™t think of anything more decadent than a cozy, comfortable basic piece that swaddles one in a mix of luscious material and great fit to sooth the stylish soul (and make dozens of outfits look fabulous). Now, add to this that it€™s actually environmentally friendly, sustainable or supportive of social change and it€™s like the ultimate combination. Fashion with a point, style with substance €“ and you walk away looking like the bad ass trend setter you€™ve always been. Only now you€™re even cooler because you€™re lending a hand to saving the planet! Here's a SLIDESHOW of my five favorite online eco-friendly basic pieces to make it easy on you - and easy on Mother Nature.