You Are What You Wear

Responsible fashion is so in right now.
By Laura Madden

Sustainable fashion. When you hear those words, what comes to mind? Eco-friendly? Ethical? Fair Trade? Often, people paint a visual of hippy-style 1970s garb, or something that lacks style and sass – the furthest thing from fashionable.

Choosing sustainability doesn’t mean sacrificing style. If you love fashion and also care deeply for the environment, explore this concept with Green Living magazine as we cover sustainability in the fashion industry and raise awareness of fashion’s environmental impact. This is a big one.

In case you weren’t aware, fashion is the second-most polluting industry on the planet, second only to oil. As consumers, we have the power to change the world, especially through the clothes we choose to spend our money on. Every choice matters.

The good news is we’ll be sharing solutions, such as stylist shopping options, to inspire you to create a responsible wardrobe. Join us each month as we demonstrate how stylist sustainability can be, and how important it is to be conscious about your choices. Stay tuned for more Earth-friendly fabulous fashions.

Laura Madden models a series of thrifted shorts, suits and skirts to demonstrate earth-friendly fashion:










Look 1 Sustainable Success:

Blazer by The R Collective; print top by Alyned Together; pencil skirt by Zara; shoes by Stuart Weitzman. 

Look 2 Gotta Be Green:
Silk top by Jean Paul Gaultier; pencil skirt by Zara; shoes by Stuart Weitzman.

Look 3 Conscious Chic:
Silk top by Jean Paul Gaultier; lace shorts; shoes by Gucci.

Look 4 Summer Essentials:
Print top by Alyned Together; lace shorts; shoes by Gucci.

Laura Madden, formerly on our talented team of thrift stylists and personal shoppers, is a fashion advocate, model and creator of Laura Madden Lifestyle, a lifestyle brand and blog that inspires a life of style, sustainability and self-esteem for a modern girl in a material world. Follow along on our Instagram @ThriftStylists (plural!) or Laura Madden:


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