By, Kelly Behr
Native Foods Cafe
A decision to go vegan can be a big life changer, but in the best way possible of course, because they do not call it the compassionate diet for nothing. Some people believe a true vegan is one who steers clear from all animal products and this includes in their wardrobe. But fashion is fun and just because you have chosen to go on this awesome vegan journey doesn’t mean your closet has to suffer with lame clothes, shoes and bags. Companies are taking notice and even labeling items as vegan and with the Internet at your disposal the possibilities are endless! Ralph Lauren once famously said, “Fashion is what you wear, style is how you live your life. “
1.) A Faux Leather Jacket.
I have several and I love them all. Faux leather has come a long way in not appearing to be plastic as you may remember from the past. In fact, some of my jackets stack up so good to the real thing you could never tell. And….as a bonus some of them you can wash right in the washing machine! This one below is right up my alley with a built in removable hood for those unpredictable weather days.
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2.) Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather, boots
What a fun name and a cool company who is dedicated to bringing fashionable boots to both men and women. These men’s boots below come in several colors. So be one of the good guys and pick yourself up a pair.
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3.) Cross-body bag
Free People scores again with this animal friendly bag. I live in a city where I do a lot of walking and in the evening when I want to meet friends out I do not want to have to lug around a large handbag, so cross body bags are my jam most of the time. This little ditty from Free People is a great day to evening bag.
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4.) Timbuku2 messenger bag
This unisex bag made from 100% recycle PET materials is the perfect accessory for the fashion and environment conscious guy or gal on the go.
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5.) Macbeth sneakers
I could hardly write about vegan fashion without featuring one item from Mooshoes, one of the first all vegan retailers, located in New York City. They feature tons of brands that are either all vegan or have vegan versions of their products. These particular sneaks come in the blue shown below or the all black version, both are available on their website.
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