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Looking Sweet with the Green Style

With clothes coming in and going out of style, choose one that will always be cool: the green style.

Everyone wants to wear something that is unique and one of a kind. The green style is a new fashion trend that does just that. What started out as a spark by a few people is starting to spread like wild fire. Individuals from all ages and backgrounds are starting to create new outfits by recycling their old ones. They cut and sew old pieces together to come up with new items of clothing. So, if you are looking for a one of a kind item, then this is the way to go. Here are a few tips and how to make it work.

  1. If you have an old pair of jeans sitting in your room collecting dust, pick them up and put new life into them. Grab a pair of scissors and make them into a pair of shorts, or you could use some paints and turn them into tie dye pants! The possibilities are limitless!
  2. T-shirts are another option for going green with style. Just like the old pair of jeans, you can easily make your t-shirts into anything ranging from a belly-button shirt to a sleeveless shirt you can use to workout. You can also bring out the paints and make it into a multi-colored shirt to show your creativity.
  3. This one is for the girls who are thinking of going out to buy a new dress. Why spend money on a new dress when you have so many dresses you can work with that will probably look just as good, if not better, than the one you are thinking of buying? Give your long dress a little bit of spice by making it into a short dress. You could look at some unique coloring patterns online to use new designs to transform your dress.

These tips will help save you energy and money from having to go and buy new clothes. The only question to ask now is – how creative can you be with your clothes?

(The San Antonio Energy Champions program is an energy-efficiency initiative started by Champion AC in San Antonio. It focuses on sharing tips on living a green life, educating elementary children about our community’s energy needs, cutting down on our environmental footprint and saving both money and energy at home.)