Being Earth-chic is hotter than ever

By Sarah Schuette, ACE Field Correspondent

If you know fashion, you know that anyone who says trends cannot be repeated is crazy. Each decade, each era, comes back into our fashion world again and again, so why, in this economy, does that have to mean buying what’s basically the same outfit each time it appears as part of the “latest season”?!

Save. Just because something is out of style now doesn’t mean it won’t be brought back. Or, if you really don’t want it trade it in at a thrift store, where some of the best-kept secrets and treasures are hidden.

Rework. Keep that crazy colored 80’s windbreaker your mom used to love, and pair it with any simple ensemble in a more versatile shade, like black, nude or white. Got anything white? I think you know what I’m going to suggest; TIE DYE! It’s possibly the biggest trend on the runway this year, and it’s something super fun that you can experiment with by yourself, or with friends!

Recreate. If you have a pair of jeans that you got paint, sharpie, or some sort of irremovable stain on, or if you can’t get hold of the materials for tie dye, try doing something like splatter painting them! Or you can chic-ly splash them with bleach to create a unique, just off the runway appearance.

Never be afraid to do something a little out of the ordinary (how else do you think artists are successful?) and remember that the three R’s don’t just apply to bottles and paper; being Earth-chic is hotter than ever, so if you want to be timelessly fashionable, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

Sarah hails from Wilmette, Illinois and she's wrapping up her sophomore year at New Trier High School.