Thursday, November 4, 2010

Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful...

Time for the weather report. It's cold out folks. Bonecrushing cold. The kind of cold which will wrench the spirit out of a young man, or forges it into steel." -Northern Exposure

The cold weather is approaching. Wintertime has some people thinking, "How will I keep warm and be vegan?". Have no fear! You don't have to freeze because you are being kind to animals. Wool is not the only warm material that clothing is made out of. And yes, you too can wear a stylish peacoat. You just have to read those labels and also know where to look. Some stores or brands make all man-made material coats regularly. And good news, most of the time they are way cheaper than wool. So the animals are not the only ones thanking you, your wallet will be too!


This adorable jacket is by Rampage and is found at Macy's for a sweet price. It is made out of polyester, cotton, acrylic, rayon and nylon.

I have also seen jackets that are non-wool and do not contain silk lining at TJ Maxx, Marshall's, Nordstrom, Northface, JC Penny, Old Navy, Urban Behavior, Aeropostale, most mall stores, just to name a few. All very fashionable, all great priced, and all easily obtained. Vegan stuff does not have to be hard to find. It really is just regular stuff without animal products. I think most people assume that a nice coat must be made out of wool, that is simply not true. I have designer jackets and trench coats that are all man-made, and they are fabulous.


This is the time of year that people want to break out their Uggs or their look-a-likes. Well vegans don't have to miss out on the fun, and can still look great! Think, no sheep or calf skin, just a pair of boots you can be proud to wear.

Airwalk (you can find this brand at Payless, or shop on Airwalk's official website) has a boatload of vegan shoes. These all man-made material boots are faux suede and faux sherling lining. I have a pair similar to these that I scored at Payless and I get so many compliments on them. These are not going to run you a mint either. It is nice to pay a small price for something fantastic. Imagine spending so much money and getting mud on and ruining your Uggs? I wouldn't, even if I weren't vegan, it is just ridiculous.

Hats, Gloves, Scarves

100% acrylic hat from Old Navy, score! Old Navy has such a great variety of hats, gloves, and scarves, that are vegan. Just read those labels to be sure; most are vegan however. You can find scores like this at so many other stores, just look around.

So basically folks, you can be vegan, still be stylish, and stay warm in this chilly autumn weather and approaching winter season. Keep a look out for great deals like these and be sure to always read those labels. For now, the Dirty Vegan is signing off.


  1. oh I like the boots, they look so warm and comfortable.

  2. For sure, you can live in a comfy pair of these all winter long!