Shop Like You Give A Damn - A Fashionably Vegan Blog: Sustainable Summer Picks

Our favorite vegan fashion guru, Marcia Masulla, is back and she's keeping us stylish and sustainable this Summer. It’s been a hot minute since my last post. Chico ate my homework in March and Bellini did in April.  To make it up to you, I have jam-packed this post with spectacular cruelty-free picks that will keep you sizzlin’ this season.

Neuaura Animal Friendly Footwear

This chic and affordable collection was founded out of concern for the welfare of the animals and the environment, as well as love for fashion.  Each season, two charities are selected to receive 10% of the proceeds from on-line sales too!

With vivid hues and color-blocking all the rage, the t-strap Nashira ($104) nails the look in an animal-friendly way.

Who can resist the neutral platform faux-snakeskin glory of the Vega ($130) that can transition you from a day look of high-waisted denim, to a snazzy cocktail hour in your favorite LBD.

Sprout is a “Greener Watch for Greener Times.” It is available in fun candy colors and made from biodegradable corn resin materials, mineral crystal lenses and mercury free batteries. At around $65, you can start with the crisp white and afford to add splashier styles to your collection. May I suggest the raspberry, orange, or purple shades?

I love nothing more than throwing on comfy sundresses to get me through the sticky days that are in our near future. No need to spend a ton for these interchangeable frocks that can look fantastic layered with a sleeveless faded denim vest or with feminine costume jewelry. Urban Outfitter’s Sparkle & Fade Dancer Dress ($49) fits the bill and who can say no to that kicky little skirt?

Smitten with splurging? Yea, me too. What’s better than treating yourself to some Stella McCartney?

Although, I normally don’t reach for subtle pieces, the Eco Cotton Tie & Dye Big Chain Shopper ($1435) seduced me with tie dye effects on eco cotton fabric. This gorgeous bag is unexpectedly easy yet refined.

Each season has a comeback kid and the clunky clog is baaaack! I literally gasped when I first laid eyes on the Leda Castillo Clog Sandal ($395). The object of my obsession includes a denim finish fabric, grosgrain ribbon closure, and a rich wooden heel.

Running around Nashville with my laptop, files and pretty much the kitchen sink on a daily basis means I need a stylish bag to keep it all together. Stella’s classic Pembridge Tote ($1085) has me wondering Vuitton who?

This adorable cotton skirt in mustard from Quail ($153) will coast you through the sweltering humid days of Summer with a little sass! Throw on some wedges, espadrilles, or even sneakers and you’ll never have the same look twice!

Reveal uses recycled materials whenever possible and their new materials come from non-polluting, renewable resources. For every item sold, this sustainable company plants a tree through their Reveal Replant partnership with American Forests.

Does your iPad need a makeover? Choose from one of many styles of functioning accessories that include the sophisticated and cruelty-free Erinn iPad Purse ($118) and bold Cici iPad Cross Body Purse ($78). Trend and tech never looked so good!

I have been following socially responsible brand, Suno, since their 2008 inception due to their promotion of fair trade and focus on showcasing worldly prints from faraway lands.

This cotton Baggy V-neck Onesie ($575) is made with love in Kenya and exemplifies casual elegance. Not ready to commit to a bold allover print? Slip on the Ivory Obscure Petal Bangle ($74) to infuse some pop into your wardrobe instead.

X to the O!

Marcia