I don’t know about you guys but in my neck of the woods summer is officially here and the heatwave is on. When heatwaves like this hit, for me it’s all about finding ways to stay cool and hey what better way to stay cool then with some breezy summer fashion. This months ten vegan fashion items are all about keeping you both ultra stylish and ultra cool.
1. Lebedev Dress
With it’s fun pin stripe, comfy but chic shape and ultra modern open back this Lebedev Dress from Popomomo just screams cool & breezy. I also think it’s the perfect summer dress that can go from day tonight and well a girl always needs a dress like that. The Lebedev Dress is made in the USA from organic cotton and can be found over at ethical & eco-friendly online boutique Mission Savvy.
2. Vintage Inspired Bathing Suit
Stylish, whimsical and head turning Fables by Barrie’s vintage style bathing suits are perfect for a fun day at the beach. Each bathing suit in FBB’s etsy shop is inspired by a time gone by with a modern twist. If you’re not a one piece bathing suit kind of gal they also have two piece & tankini styles. All FBB bathing suits are designed, developed, and manufactured in San Diego, California USA.
3. Animals Are Our Friends Tanks
Vaute Couture’s Animals Are Our Friends series of tanks are a great way to stay cool and show the world your vegan pride. The series has three statement prints;Friends Not Test Subjects (Bunny), Friends Not Entertainment (Elephant) and Friends Not Food (Chicks), that are all sustainably printed in the USA on eco-conscious materials.
4. Fair+true Skirts & Dresses
Fair+true’s brightly colored & boldly printed skirts and dresses completely embody the fun of summer. All of FAIR+true’s pieces are made from organic or sustainable materials such as soy, bamboo, tencel modal or organic cotton and are currently made in London or fair trade made abroad. Currently the Fair+true collection can be found exclusively at online UK eco-boutique Fashion-Conscience. Most of Fair+true’s items are vegan however it’s not a 100% vegan shop (I’ve seen some silk & leather) so you know the drill read an items materials before making a purchase.
5. Persimmon Gladiator Sandal
Weather you wear them with a skirt, a dress, carpis, leggings or a shorts these ultra chic & versatile braided gladiator sandal’s by eco line Zoe&Zac are a great way to keep those tootsies of yours nice an cool. They come in two colors; brown and baby blue and are made from lush faux eco-friendly leather, organic cotton and a recycled rubber sole.
6. Bristel 2 Camel Lattice Weave Oxford Flats
These 100% vegan cutout oxford flats from Pink Duchess are the perfect way to keep the very trendy oxford shoe part of your summer wardrobe without breaking a sweat. You can find them over in the vegan shoe section of fun online boutique Lulu*s.
7. Adopt A Shelter Pet Tee
Of course most of us vegans love a good statement tee and baby this tee’s no different, this Adopt A Shelter Cat Tee from Sneaky Pablo with help you stay cool & share a great cause. Which sounds like a win, win situation in my book!
8. Roni Kantor Vintage Inspired Shoes
If you’re looking for the perfect vintage inspired vegan shoe for the summer then look no further. Roni Kantor’s vintage inspired shoe collection is 100% vegan and 100% fabulous. Each shoe is lovingly designed and hand crafted in a small cozy family factory.
9. Tess-elation Shorts
These Tess-elation Shorts available over at Modcloth are chic, bold & ultra light, need I say more? Just looking at these shorts makes me feel cooler. However if these shorts are not quite your style then just head on over to Modcloth to checkout all their other shorts because your bound to find a pair that suits you to a T. However just make sure to read the shorts compositions before making a purchase.
10. Anne Greenabelle Dresses
With their breezy tunic shapes and light weight fabrics Anne Greenabelle’s vintage inspired dresses are build to keep you cool all summer long. All of Anne Greenabelle garments are ethically made from organic and Fairtrade certified cotton. However they also use some re-claimed and end of roll fabrics. Even though most of the AG dresses seem to be made from cruelty free materials AG is not labeled as a 100% vegan shop so always make sure to read an items materials before making purchase.