As September comes to an end, I couldn’t help but notice how warm it feels for the start of fall. Every morning I wake up and stare at all of the cute jackets and sweaters that I can’t wear, and it kills me. I’m sure you’re feeling the same way looking at your scarves, boots, and, of course, oversized long sleeve t-shirts. As we all try to cope with the 80-degree weather by buying cold pumpkin spice lattes and smelling autumn candles, I’m here to offer an impactful alternative option that will hopefully guarantee not losing “spooky season” to climate change. Have you thought of becoming a VSCO girl? Here are some environmentally friendly accessories we all shouldn’t live without…
No, I don’t mean buying 30 scrunchies. What I mean is adopting eco-friendly alternatives to reduce your carbon footprint. The average American wastes 156 water bottles a year, which is not nearly as cute as this limited-edition Hydro Flask. You don’t have one? Weird, I personally don’t go anywhere without mine.
Saving the environment is in, and single-use plastic is out! VSCO girls are eco-friendly trend-setters who know that every mundane object is a chance to stunt. I love an environmental haul. It’s 2019, and we cannot be caught without our metal reusable straws, especially considering the fact that the U.S. alone wastes 500 million straws a year. I recommend getting a Final Straw 2.0. It comes in a cute case that can be used as a keychain to let everyone else know they’re not on your level. #SaveTheTurtles
Personally, I don’t wear too much makeup, but I will not step foot out of my apartment without having my brows done. I’m sure we’ve all been there, and sometimes we apply a little too much. There’s only so much that a VSCO filter can hide, so naturally, I clean up my brows with a Q-tip. I cannot tell you how many I personally throw out in a year, but that can all come to an end after this. The Last Swab is a reusable makeup swab for all of your makeup mishaps. So next time you find yourself saying, “and I- oooppp,” as you lose control of your brow pencil, you can clean it up with this environmentally friendly accessory.
While you’re snatching up polaroid cameras, scrunchies, and large t-shirts, I suggest using a cute oversized shopping bag made of long-lasting material, so you never have to be seen with a plastic bag again. Check out Colony Co. to snatch up this biodegradable, vegan-friendly, waxed canvas bag.
Lastly, if you truly cannot resist the pull of VSCO fashion, at the very least buy durable scrunchies that will stand the test of time. I don’t have enough hair to put up, but I have rocked shared scrunchies on my arms in the past. VSCO girls share scrunchies; they don’t throw them away. Check out the Gimme Scrunchy… I’m sure JoJo Siwa can take the hit in sales. Gimme Scrunchy claims to sell bands that will not break as well.
Going green is fashion-forward. These examples may come straight from an internet meme, however, I have spent the past couple of hot September days wondering, “if we all were more like VSCO girls would I be able to wear my crewneck Thread sweater today?” Who’s to say for sure, but I’m willing to find out.