When walking the streets of Toronto, it is hard not to notice how many stylish people are incorporating eco-friendly trends into their wardrobes. As we continuously hear more and more about being respectful to our Earth through what we eat, how we recycle, and how we can reduce our carbon footprint, many young fashion enthusiasts are recreating a similar message through their spring looks. This season it’s all about transitional pieces that take any look from a warm sunny day to a chilly evening.
After speaking with many fashionable people on the street, one eco-trend that stood
out was wearing second-hand and vintage pieces. The idea of reduce. reuse, recycle
has never been so prominent in the fashion scene. Young style mavens are constantly
on the lookout for a hot “new” vintage piece as they scour the racks at famous
stores in Toronto like Black Market Vintage T-Shirts, 69 Vintage, Bungalow, and
House of Vintage. Even upscale retailers like Urban Outfitters are beginning to
embrace the new trend, as they’ve created a house brand, Urban Renewal. that reworks
vintage pieces into new and trendy looks each season.
Recycling clothing has never been so chic, so go ahead and raid your grandmother’s
closet, host a clothing swap with friends, and never give up until you find that
perfectly worn-in leather jacket from the Goodwill down the street. Dressing
eco-friendly has never been so easy, so embrace the trend and be a little easier on
Mother Earth, and your closet!