Finding a natural solution
Finally, a trend has hit the runway that eco-enthusiasts can embrace. The Americana look is popular for summer and fall. That’s right—designers are trying to create clothes that look like they were made by your grandmother (for prices upwards of $1000).
Take inspiration from the simplicity of Dolce and Gabbana’s Spring 2010 runway look.
American designers retreat to the style of the old West for their new lines. Photo Courtesy Marcio Madeira.
Want to follow this trend the inexpensive, eco-friendly way? Take a look at my new favorite website, Etsy. Etsy specializes in homemade and vintage items, and with a quick browse, you can find incredible deals.
Check out these designer looks side-by-side with stylish Etsy iterations of the look for $50 and less (all photos courtesy of designers):
Giuseppe, $1,295 [left] vs. Tuskandweave on Etsy, $50 [right]
Chanel, $1,645 [left] vs. Kitschvillage on Etsy, $50 [right]
Detailed suede blouse
Dolce and Gabbana, $1,595 [left] vs. BOmode on Etsy, $28 [right]
Trussardi 1911, $1,785 [left] vs. Maslina on Etsy, $45 [right]
Marni, $978-$1143 [left] vs. Mintplum on Etsy, $19 [right]
I’m excited to see what else Etsy has to offer! I love that these pieces are vintage or homemade because they’ll make for a unique, eco-friendly wardrobe.