How to find vegan fashion

Nicole in casual post spring work outfit with wide pants, shirt and denim jacket

What is vegan fashion

Recently, I gave a talk to a college group of women in engineering. One of the young ladies asked me where to get a vegan bag that would not look cheap like most faux leather bags do. She wanted the bag to look professional. I referred her to my review from a couple of years ago of a Robert Matthew bag.

To make a long story short, her question started a discussion on vegan fashion. When you google the term a definition like Vegan Fashion encompasses clothes, shoes, bags and accessories made from non-animal sources. In other words, exclusion of wool, fur, genuine leather, silk, pearls, bones, or horn, just to name a few.

What materials are used in Vegan Fashion?

It depends on what kind of item we are talking about. This Kata handbag on the upper left, for instance, is built with sturdy canvas cotton fabric to last long. Psst! It’s currently on sale for $49.97 (formerly $189.99) at Leafy Souls. The messenger bag on the upper right is made from PU leather with polyester lining. It has a cell phone pocket and an interior slot pocket, compartment as well as a zipper pocket, i.e. a perfect vegan work bag for the young woman engineer. The round bag in the middle on the left is made of rattan and PU leather. It’s one of the It bags this season. The Kathleen women’s elegant dress on the middle right is made from polyester. You can ditch the fabric belt and wear it with a statement belt to up the style from weekend to Casual Friday.

muted colors striped canvas handbag
Kata striped canvas handbag.
Fern women's round rattan crossbody bag
Fern women rattan crossbody bag
Willow vegan women's PU suede summer floral sandals
Willow PU suede summer floral sandals. Remark: I don’t see florals on them, but that’s how they are called in case you want to buy them.
Vintage vegan shoulder bag with tassles
Vintage vegan shoulder bag with tassles, braided shoulder straps and large front pocket
Kathleen women's elegant dress
Kathleen women’s elegant dress in geometric print
Velvet flock platform sandals
Velvet flock platform sandals

The suede Willow PU suede sandals (lower left) mimick a leather style look, but are PU leather. The sandals on the lower right are PU velvet. Of course, canvas shoes are vegan too and really chic with a floral summer dress like Taylor Swift‘s signature style.

Where to buy vegan fashion in the US

You can buy the above vegan fashion at Leafy Souls.

The gray ground

Like with a vegan diet it depends on what your reasons are for going with Vegan Fashion. When your motivation is cruelty free resources, you may accept horn from animals that routinely shed their antlers like reindeers and caribous. You may even use Arctic musk ox qiviut fashion when it is from Alaska as here the musk ox wool (called qiviut) from shedding is collected. However, some of the musk ox are domesticides to collect the wool. Thus, shopping animal friendly may be difficult.

style blogger in wide wool pants, belt, T-shirt, denim jacket casual spring outfit in Alaska
Ray Ban sunglasses, Great Northwest denim jacket, Hermes collier de chien bangle, bangle gift from my late Mom, Kieselstein Cord belt and three horses buckle, college T-shirt, Pendleton glencheck wide wool pants, Coach chelseas (all own) and blue crystal necklace c/o Happiness Boutique

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Non-vegan Look of the Day

I am wearing summer wool pants, a cotton T-shirt and a cotton denim jacket. The chelseas are partly canvas, but the rest is leather. It was a humid chilly day up here in the Interior. As you see, there’s still a lot of snow left to melt. At least the driveway is free as are the parking lots and sidewalks. Thus, lighter footwear is possible. Finally. Can’t wait for the sandals to come out. Well, probably not before May. 😉
over 50 years old fashion blogger in wool pants, jean jacket, Tee and sunglasses
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blogger in casual business outfit with wool trousers, shirt, jacket and statement belt
Outfit details: Ray Ban sunglasses, Great Northwest blue denim jacket, Hermes collier de chien bangle, bangle gift from my late Mom, Kieselstein Cord croc imprint belt and three horses buckle, graphic T-shirt showing a caribou, Pendleton glencheck wide wool trousers, Coach chelseas (all own) and blue crystal necklace c/o Happiness Boutique

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5 thoughts on “How to find vegan fashion

  1. I really love those plaid trousers and they look nice and warm! I really like the red belt against the blue tee and denim jacket. Vegan leather really makes sense with it being cruelty free.

    Carrie

  2. Lovely that you shared this post, great information that will be really helpful for lots of people. Will be sharing Nicole. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  3. Nicole! I’m so glad you added the comment feature. Every once and awhile I forget that it’s here so pardon my brain. First off, thank you for the shoutout! It’s always nice to be affirmed, isn’t it. Secondly, I love the bags you featured, especially the round bag! As for your outfit, I like that you paired a graphic tee with those plaid wool pants. I hope Alaska is treating you well. My sister’s days out there are numbered so I’m not sure I’ll be out again. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed already! However, if I do I insist on some coffee. lol

  4. Your plaid trousers are so cute styled with the denim jacket! Loving your vegan sandal picks! Hopefully the weather will be warming up to wear them soon! Thank you so much for the feature!

    Jill

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