Be Stylish and Kind: 2014 Fashion Forecast by Ashlee Piper

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Who says you’ve got to be cruel to look fab? Well, maybe Beyonce with her crazy animal skin kicks. Sorry, Bey, we’re not buying it.

Fortunately for us, we know Ashlee Piper, founder of the award-winning style blog The Little Foxes, so we’ve got an in when it comes to the bunny-friendly fashion trends for the year ahead. In true Vegan Cuts fashion, we’re not keeping Ashlee all to ourselves, though! Read on to hear her picks for getting fab for the year ahead. Oh, and get your credit card ready because some of these are a steal!

2014 Fashion Forecast by Ashlee Piper of The Little Foxes

While food is often the focal point of the vegan conversation, cruelty-free fashion and beauty run a close second as to how people can make a significant impact on the planet. Vegan design often gets a bad rap, stigmatized as being comprised of shabby materials and shapeless silhouettes, hemp fanny packs, and blister-provoking plastic shoes. The truth? Vegan fashion is much like plant-based cuisine: the ingredients are slightly different, but the results are every bit as sumptuous and sophisticated.

Here are some of my favorite trends for 2014 from groundbreaking designers whose collections are as elegant as they are ethical.

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Soft and cozy chambray makes the Americana Tee a great go-to this year. (source)

Nostalgic Americana

Few of us have the means to summer on Cape Cod, but The Talented Mr. Ripley aesthetic is easily replicated with these breezy, wear-forever pieces:

Color Block Bag - Freedom of Animals

Grab this bold and beautiful bag for work or play. (source)

Charlotte Dress - Modavanti

The Charlotte Dress is full of drama, but in a good way! (source)

Clever Colorblocking

Geometric splashes of color dress up neutral pieces:

 

Daniel Silverstein Dress

The Journey Dress will take you anywhere you want to go. (source)

vegan shoes - Mooshoes

Dance, prance, skip, or stroll into a new look with these cruelty-free Sally Lace-ups from Nicora Johns. (source)

’50s Vintage

Polished, fitted silhouettes and softened menswear make this a knockout trend:

Cri de Couer Arden Wohl

The Arden Wohl shoe collection offers options for everyone’s style. (source)

Deck Dress - Feral Childe

Staying in or going out? Don the Deck Dress! (source)

Folkloric

Channel your inner Stevie Nicks-meets-Daisy Buchanan with whimsical pieces that blend hippie chic with a decadent 20’s vibe:

 

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Ashlee Piper of The Little Foxes

About Ashlee, Our Blogger Friend:

Ashlee Piper is the creator of the award-winning food and style blog, The Little Foxes, a space for decadent recipes, cruelty-free beauty, vegan style guides, and sassy, swear-filled musings. Jane-of-all-trades, Piper is the manager of the Vegucated Schoolhouse, a holistic health coach, strategic consultant to ethical brands, and writer whose work has been featured in AOL’s Kitchen Daily, VegNews, Vegetarian Times, Ecorazzi, Reader’s Digest, FOX News, and Refinery29.

She’s bananas about rescue dogs, Morrissey, and infomercials. You can follow The Little Foxes on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 1/24/14: This post was edited for accuracy.

10 Comments

  1. Thanks, Ashlee, for a wonderful guest post! Great to see some gorgeous cruelty-free fashions for the upcoming year!

  2. Carolyn

    Totally in love with the Cri de Coeur boots! Will have to invest for fall. Thanks for introducing me to tons of brands I’d not yet heard of!

  3. so much gorgeousness, thank you Ashlee!

  4. Love all the selections and ideas for spring! I have a few Shiraleah bags and they’re great. I’m heading over to Cri de Coeur now. You had me at Lucite and floral!

  5. turtle

    oooh, such fun!

  6. Some wonderful choices, Ashlee!

  7. Love this, Ashlee! I need to hire you as my fashion guru! I seriously need to replace my current wardrobe.

  8. Kit

    When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added
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    • Laura

      Hi Kit, I checked with our tech side and it looks like you may have subscribed through a WordPress widget rather than through our blog. Can you please forward one of your email notifications to john@vegancuts.com? We’ll try to get to the bottom of it.

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