How to Style a Kimono Cardigan: 1 Piece, 4 Outfits

how-to-style-a-kimono-jacket1 Piece, 4 Outfits

Hi friends, and happy Friday! I recently thrifted this little blush kimono style jacket, and I’ve been wearing it all the time! It’s been so much fun to style this piece in different way, so I thought I would put together a little lookbook of my favorite outfits featuring it. I love how it adds a little something extra to my outfits, and can easily be dressed up or down. One of my favorite things about thrifting are the little unique layers you can find. They make me more creative in putting together my outfits which is always a good thing in my book! Watch the video below to see the outfits, and read on to the end of the post to find links to anything currently available!

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Vintage Picks No. 3 // Inspired by Alexa Chung

vintage-clothing-alexa-chung-style60s meets 70s meets now

When it comes to modern day style inspirations, I always find myself referencing Alexa Chung, and I think her style is especially interesting to those of us who like to incorporate vintage into our closets. Alexa’s style is an eclectic mix of 60s mod, 70s cool-girl, and current trends. I often turn to her recently photographed looks for outfit inspiration, particularly in the fall and winter months.

Key elements of her outfits? Vintage-inspired blouses, a-line skirts, oversized outerwear, and quirky pieces that don’t take themselves too seriously. Today I’ve collected a mixture of casual and dressy vintage items from kick-flare jeans, to stripey sweaters, to the perfect 1960s mod dress. Click on the pictures in the slideshow below to be taken directly to the product page.

 

 

Who are some of your modern-day style inspirations? I’d love to hear!

5 Tips for Thrift Shopping for Your Wardrobe

5-tips-for-thrift-shopping-for-clothingThrifty Finds

If you have been a reader of Chic Éthique for a while, you will know that I love thrift shopping for my wardrobe. It’s an economical way to fill out a wardrobe while being conscious of the environment, ethics, and charitable causes all at once. Growing up, my mother shopped for me at thrift shops and garage sales, and as a teenager, I didn’t like wearing thrifted things or visiting thrift stores. As I learned more about the fashion industry, however, I fell in love with it, and was so grateful to my mom for showing me how it was done, even if I didn’t appreciate it at the time. I often get asked if I have any advice for thrifting, so today I’m sharing five thrifting tips. Find them below in both written and video forms, and let’s get thrifting!

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Fair Fashion at Anthropologie

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Anthro Style

I remember when I first started incorporating more fair fashion into my life being overwhelmed at the prospect of changing everywhere I shopped. So many ethical brands operate exclusively online or in Europe, and I cringed a little at the thought of not being able to walk into my favorite shops and try on pretty things. Thankfully however, many mainstream retailers are beginning to stock a variety of ethical brands, and one of my favorites is Anthropologie. I’ve loved shopping at Anthropologie for years for their uniquely detailed pieces, and I was curious to research what they carried in more detail. Today I’m excited to share some wonderful fair pieces with you.

 

My search began in the fall when I fell in love with a vest on the rack at Anthropologie. I assumed it’s label would say “made in China,” but decided to take a peek. To my pleasant surprise, it was made in the USA! That label sparked my curiosity, and I’ve found so many great fair brands since then. The great thing about Anthropologie, is that their buyers source products from independent companies and artisans. Not everything they carry is what I would term fair fashion, but they have some wonderful options. Ethical favorites like Veja and Baggu are available, as well as some smaller independent brands. Below I’ve compiled some of my favorite pieces from the current collection. Click on the image to shop!

Do you have any suggestions for others stores you’d like to see in a post like this? I’d love to hear!

 

Birthday Dresses & Birthday Thoughts

slow-fashion-blogOh Hey 24!

Happy Monday friends! Last Thursday was my 24th birthday, and I had such a nice day spent with family and dear friends. I always love my birthday, not so much for the celebration, while I do love that, as much as for the time to reflect on what I’ve done and been blessed with in the past year. I also love to take this time to come up with a list of goals I want to achieve at the new age I’ve reached. I’m told I should compile a 25 before 25 bucket list– have any of you done this? This year I’m particularly aware of just how much can change in a year as I think back to last summer when I was totally unsure of my path after my college graduation that spring. Since then I’ve been given so many wonderful opportunities, and I’ve grown so much. I even managed to mostly conquer my fear of driving!

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