The Best Ethically Made Boots for Fall 2017

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Boots Made for Walking

Come October, you’ll usually find me in a pair of well loved ankle boots. I love how versatile they are, and the slight polish they lend to even the most laid-back of looks. When I first began to explore ethical fashion, I struggled to find shoes and boots that were what I wanted, but as time has passed, the options have increased. Today I’m sharing my favorite ankle boots on the market this autumn to give you some beautiful mindful options, and hopefully spare you the endless Google trail I went on a couple of years ago. Get ready to stomp through the autumn leaves! Here’s the footwear for the job.

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Vintage Picks No. 4 // An Autumn Wardrobe

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Fall is quite possibly my favorite time of year when it comes to dressing. I love all of the layering, cozy knitted pieces, plaid, tweed, and combinations of neutral and jewel tones. The textures and colors create so much warmth, dimension, and interest allowing for a wonderful sense of creativity in the construction of an outfit. As I’ve approached autumn dressing this year, I’ve found myself browsing vintage shops. There are so many incredible classic pieces available for this season, making it a great time to experiment with vintage shopping if you haven’t already. From cable knits, to unique outerwear, here are some of my favorites this fall.

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Vintage Picks No. 3 // Inspired by Alexa Chung

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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

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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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Vintage Picks No. 2 // Audrey Hepburn Classics

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I’ve written many times about my love for Audrey Hepburn’s chic style, and who better to take inspiration from when shopping for vintage than the ladies of a given era? Today’s collection of vintage finds takes inspiration from Audrey. From vintage Givenchy pieces, to classic wardrobe staples, these items will give any wardrobe a touch of Hepburn flair.

LBDs, Trenches, & Givenchy

Pieces that come to mind when I think of Audrey Hepburn include little black dresses, statement earrings, striped tops, trench coats, and slim-fitting trousers. Throw a vintage Givenchy piece into the mix, and your Audrey-esque wardrobe is well on its way. Here I’ve collected an eclectic mixture of pieces inspired by her stunning on-screen looks as well as her more laid-back off-camera ensembles. Click on the pictures in the slideshow below to be taken directly to the product page.

 

Do you have any Audrey-style pieces in your wardrobe? I’d love to hear!

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