Fall Edition: Stripes & Scarves

There are only 5 MORE DAYS OF FALL! But it already feels like Winter here in Portland, Oregon.

Going forward with The Burb Girl, a new vision is underway – one that aligns with the changes occurring in my life. After being enlightened on the harsh impacts fast fashion has on our environment,  I couldn’t help but reevaluate my role in it. As a young consumer trying to keep up with the ever changing trends, it is natural to buy into fast fashion – brands like H&M, Forever 21, Cupshe (Yes, all have been featured on my blog before, and yes, all have very cute clothes) are all fast fashion. There comes a point where the demand for new trends exceeds the capacity for ethical fashion. But you must know, despite what the media tells you, there is hope for a sustainable future in the fashion industry. You as a consumer have more power than you think.

There is hope. Here are some of the ways you can decrease your shopping footprint!

  • Consignment shopping
  • Local boutique shopping (also supports your local economy)
  • Online shopping with sustainable brands
  • Research on companies that are doing it right!

The outfit featured below was all bought locally and second-hand, not to mention it features in-style trends from this season. Comment below and flaunt some of your fashion friendly finds!

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Denim:

Helmut Lang – $97.50, Crossroads Trading Co. $27.50

Top:

Staccato – $35, Crossroads Trading Co. $16.50

Scarf:

BCBG – $26, Poshmark

Boots:

U.S. Polo Assn. – $15, Goodwill