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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

Vegan Fashion is made from non-animal materials. It can be made from plant fibers, but also from man-made or mined materials. This direction in the clothing industry is animal friendly, so to speak. Read to learn more to find cheap chic vegan fashion.

Updated: 11/22/2021

Contents
  1. What is Vegan Fashion?
  2. What Materials Are used in Vegan Fashion?
  3. Where to Buy Cheap Chic Vegan Fashion in the US?
  4. The Gray Grounds
    • Animal-friendly Motivation
    • Environmental Motivations for Vegan Fashion
  5. Conclusions on Where to Find Cheap Vegan Fashion
  6. References
  7. Non-vegan Look of the Day
  8. Top of the World Style Linkup Party No. 200

 

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What Is Vegan Fashion?

Recently, I gave a talk to a college group of women in engineering on how to dress as a female engineer. 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 a Casual Friday outfit.

muted colors striped canvas vegan handbag
Kata striped canvas handbag

 

Fern women's round rattan crossbody bag from vegan material
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 cheap chic vegan fashion shoulder bag with tassels
Vintage vegan shoulder bag with tassels, braided shoulder straps and large front pocket

 

Kathleen women's cheap chic vegan fashion dress
Kathleen women’s elegant dress in geometric print

 

cheap chic vegan fashion velvet flock platform sandals
Velvet flock platform sandals

 

You can buy the above cheap chic vegan fashion at Leafy Souls.

The suede Willow PU suede sandals 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. See this link for styling ideas with Old School sneakers.

 

Where to Buy Cheap Chic Vegan Fashion in the US

Great brands for Old School fabric sneakers are Van, Converse, SUNS, Blowfish, and Keds.
Zappos has really nice floral print Keds sneakers, as well as super chic Blowfish silver gray ones. Just to mention a few.

The clothing suggested by the Fashom is also vegan. See my review of my Fashom Box and their services.

Jord offers great vegan bags from sustainable resources.

 

The Gray Grounds

Animal-Friendly Motivation

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. Sheared sheap and goats may feel thermally uncomfortable and may be stressed during shearing. Therefore, shopping animal-friendly may be difficult.

 

Environmental Motivations for Vegan Fashion

For some the reasons for preferring vegan fashion are related to the environment. For instance, maximizing the profits of wool from sheeps and goats might lead to overgrazing. However, overgrazing harms soils, may lead to floodings, and affects precipitation recycling. Consequently, at least, the local water cycle, and weather change. This means on the long term, the local climate (average weather over several decades, typically 3 decades) changes.

Also, vegan or faux leather may be from fossil or natural (sustainable) resources. The production releases some health-adverse contaminents into the atmosphere. Read more on the making of faux leather. Read more on how environment-friendly fashion may be.

 

Conclusions on Where to Find Cheap Vegan Fashion

In fashion like in life nothing is cheap, and a compromise is often needed. Cheap may be needed by your budget, and that is fine. Everyone can spend a dollar only once. But be aware that vegan like sustainable or fast fashion is a selling model. Someone is always paying for it. Cheap vegan might be also fast fashion. This means information on what Fast Fashion is and why it is important to avoid it, requires recognizing it, and advice on avoiding fast fashion to get a sustainable wardrobe.

Fast fashion isn’t free. Someone, somewhere is paying. - LUCY SIEGLE #quote #quoteoftheday Click To Tweet

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

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

 

Don’t let the right outfit be a random thing. Wear the right look in every situation by looking up what to wear when in How to Dress for Success in Midlife. Buy my book now.

 

style blogger in wide wool pants, belt, T-shirt, denim jacket casual spring outfit in Alaska

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 leather belt and three horses buckle, graphic T-shirt showing a caribou, Pendleton glencheck wide wool trousers, Coach leather and fabric chelseas (all own) and blue crystal necklace c/o Happiness Boutique

 

Don’t let the right outfit be a random thing. Wear the right look in every situation by looking up what to wear when in How to Dress for Success in Midlife. Buy my book now.

 

 

Top of the World Style Linkup Party No. 200

Welcome to the 200th Top of the World Style linkup! Can you believe it? 200! Let’s make this party extra large! Please invite your friends on twitter and Instagram by tweeting them
Join the 200th Top of the World Style #linkup party with your awesome outfit posts. #OOTD Click To Tweet

Top of the World Style Winner Penny Kocher of the Frugal Fashion Shopper
Penny Kocher, the thrifting blogger of Frugal Fashion Shopper won the title Top of the World Style Winner. She has a hand for finding the most awesome pieces for less and building a great wardrobe on a small budget! <3. Photo from her post.

 

 

Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav Jill of Doused in Pink in a jeans with wrap top casual look
Jill at Doused in Pink became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. She showed what to wear a wrap top. Her casual look would even meet the work dress code on Casual Friday at my office. How about yours? Photo from her post

 

 

Top of the World OOTD My Fav Chrissie of Granola and Grace
Chrissie’s spring outfit with the super-size faux leather clutch was my favorite. She blogs at Granola and Grace. Photo from her post

 

 

Join the Top of the World Style linkup party

 

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References

Li, Z., Mölders, N., 2008. Interaction of Impacts of Doubling CO2 and Changing Regional Land‐cover on Evaporation, Precipitation, and Runoff at Global and Regional Scales, International Journal of Climatology: A Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 28(12), 1653-1679.

Mölders, N., 2011. Land-use and Land-cover Changes: Impact on Climate and Air Quality, Springer Science & Business Media.

Mölders, N., Rühaak, W., 2002. On the Impact of Explicitly Predicted Runoff on the Simulated Atmospheric Response to Small-scale Land-use CChanges — An Integrated Modeling Approach, Atmospheric Research, 63, 3-38.

Photos of me: G. Kramm
Photos of vegan products: Courtesy to Leafy Souls

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This Post Has 5 Comments

  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. mummabstylish

    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 Mölders

    Sure, we’ll have coffee wherever we meet next time.

  4. Chrissy

    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

  5. dousedinpink

    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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