Eco-Trend Alert: Americana Style

http://www.motherearthliving.com/Wiser-Living/eco-trend-alert-americana-style.aspx

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.

d and g spring 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):

 


Suede boots 

Giuseppe, $1,295 [left]  vs. Tuskandweave on Etsy, $50 [right] 

designer suede bootsetsy suede boots 

                                                                     


Crochet dress 

Chanel, $1,645 [left] vs. Kitschvillage on Etsy, $50 [right]

designer dressetsy dress 

                                                                   


 

Detailed suede blouse 

Dolce and Gabbana, $1,595 [left] vs. BOmode on Etsy, $28 [right]

designer suede blouseetsy suede blouse 

                                                                   


Fringe purse 

Trussardi 1911, $1,785 [left] vs. Maslina on Etsy, $45 [right]

designer suede bagetsy suede bag 

                                                                   


Woven bag 

Marni, $978-$1143 [left] vs. Mintplum on Etsy, $19 [right]

designer woven bagetsy woven bag 

                                                                     

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.