Keep it light and airy in your twenties. Sport bright yellow in your sixties. Give the colour wheel a spin! This season, it’s time to try a brand-new hue no matter which age bracket you fall under.
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From H&M’s latest and greatest eco offering, to our favourite eco beauty buys, we’re giving you all the intel you’ll need to keep stylish for spring, summer and beyond.
There’s been a serious push towards sustainable fashion of late and with good reason. Gorgeous wears that are kind to the environment? That’s like double the reason to go shopping!
Now, longtime environmental advocate H&M (they’ve been the world’s largest buyer of organic cotton since 2010) is taking its environmental quest one step further with the Conscious Collection. The new knockout sustainable fashion line of everything from shorts to blouses to cocktail dresses and gowns (gowns!) is made from a whole slew of earth-conscious fabrics, including chemical-free organic cotton, a totally renewable cellulose-silk called Tencel and recycled polyester made from PET plastic bottles.
The tea-with-the-Queen-worthy collection is chock-full of sugary sweet pastels, romantic florals and the nipped-in waists we saw all over the Spring 2012 runways. These ultra-flattering dresses are perfect for the summer wedding, the prom or even the classic night out on the town. And though it might be a bit of a bold choice for a wedding dress, one particular off-white gown with a decadent tiered skirt has us in a decidedly matrimonial kind of mood. Still need another stamp of approval? Actress/goddess Michelle Williams wore one of the Conscious gowns to the BAFTA Awards earlier this year. Can we get an amen?
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Whether it’s through Stella McCartney’s tireless battles to bring eco-awareness to the forefront, or with H&M’s bringing it to an affordable price range, we’ve learned that fashion really should not come at the price of being at odds with the earth. And since we know you’d love to do both, we’ve made it a cinch with this foolproof eco-friendly guide that hits all the marks with the hottest trends for spring.
Usage: “Pa, is the Chinook blowing?” – Laura Ingalls, Little House on the Prairie
Definition: A tribe of Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest; a warm, wet wind, springing from the same region, named after said people.
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Things get crazy wild when a graphic print pairs with a punch of day-glo orange⎯we love it! ($65, swatch.com)
A modern mini in a bold hue is as fashionably fresh as it gets for spring. ($46, zara.com)