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March 16, 2009

Green Your Wardrobe: Buy Vintage

Used jeans There’s nothing more in style right now than flaunting that you’re good to the earth. Freshening up your wardrobe for spring? This week’s green fashion tips will help you keep up with what’s hip.

Tip #1: Get Used

It was cool in the ‘90s and it’s cool again. Buying used is the ultimate way to keep your closet’s carbon footprint small. But stepping out of a Goodwill or a used-jeans store doesn’t mean that you’ll have to dress in some grungy plaid or frumpy floral. If you’re intent on maintaining your fashionista rep or hipster clout, scour flea markets and vintage boutiques for designer labels and edgy pieces that fit in with your personal style. For those who’d rather not drive to the store, there are plenty of online shops where you find your dream green outfit.

Tip #2: Sustainable Materials

Tip #3: Long-Lived Clothing

Tip #4: Clothes Makeover!

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