Myth busting: "It's hard to find summery clothes that aren't made of animal products!"
The myth: "It's hard to find summery clothes that aren't made of animal products!"
I have met several people who think that vegan clothing must be a nightmare to find. I’m not proud of it, but I have quite a few clothes. I like having a variety of things to choose from when it’s warm and when it’s not. I can reassure you that wanting to wear vegan clothing doesn’t limit my choices. Contrary to popular belief, many clothes are vegan by accident and available in high street shops, which means we don’t have to spend extra for choosing to embrace a vegan lifestyle.
Previously written myth busting articles
Like I said earlier, many dresses, skirts, trousers and summery tops are vegan by accident. Some may have non-vegan bits on them, such as, buttons, leather, wool, feathers and so on, but many are vegan.
So what’s the alternative? There are so many synthetic materials available nowadays, I really don’t think you’ll feel like you’re missing out!
Outfit number 1
The dress is elegant yet simple and the material is light and smooth. When I wear it I feel free and summery, but I also know that I can dress it up and make it smart casual.
The cardigan is light in weight yet provides warmth. I like the fact that it doesn’t have buttons or anything else on it. It’s simple yet the colour makes stunning. The camera doesn’t capture it but it isn’t one shade of green.
There’s no faff with this outfit. It is quick to put on and the only thing that may take time is, thinking about whether to accessorise it or not.
Outfit number 2
This gorgeous dress is from ASOS.
I like the pattern and way that white, black and grey makes the parts of the dress subtle whilst other bits are more bold.
I like the shape of the dress and love that it can be worn to look dressy and elegant or smart casual. You can easily dress it with jewellery and a nice shawl.
The material is light and the shape is flowy.
It’s another ‘no faff’ dress.
Outfit number 3
This dress is by Izabel London and I got it from Dorothy Perkins.
I love the fact that there are different colours and patterns on the inner and outer layer of the dress. It’s described having a ‘lace overlay’ with a multi-coloured mosaic print, which results in an unexpected twist
It’s versatile and can be a day dress or evening wear, depending on where you’re going and what you wear with it.
Outfit number 4
I got this beauty from bonprix and it’s another outfit which can be dressed up when partnered with the right accessories.
When I think of the material I think of it as being thick, but I don’t feel overly warm in it. I love wearing it when the sun’s out. I also like the beads on the neck tie and the shape of the dress.
Outfit number 5
I absolutely love this top. It’s from Dorothy Perkins and I got a few of them in a range of different colours. The other colours include a vibrant orange, maroon, a kind of fuchsia, white and more. I wear them with leggings or jeans. The colour combination of the top and the jeans can change the look dramatically.
None of these pieces of clothing were costly. They don’t need to be washed in a special way, so there’s no extra spending there. They haven’t been made with animal products so the cost to other living beings was avoided. So what do you think? Is it hard to find summery clothes that aren’t made of animal products?