STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Shop For A Cause

As we all know, if it’s cute and it’s comfortable, I’m all over it.  While this oversized T-shirt and legging combo fits the category for cute and comfy, this particular outfit has a special component.  When I found this Fashionista, she introduced me to an awesome trend to include in my wardrobe: pieces that benefit a good cause.

Her T-shirt comes from Ivory Ella, an online clothing store that donates 10 percent of its net profits to savetheelephants.org. Save the Elephants is a nonprofit organization specializing in wildlife conservation of elephants.  The two organizations work together in an effort to help end elephant poaching worldwide.

Ivory Ella primarily offers adorable T-shirts, such as the one my Fashionista is wearing.  They have styles for men and women, but their site is not limited to T-shirts that feature a cute elephant.  Ivory Ella also sells necklaces, water bottles, phone cases and more.  Proceeds from each of these products benefits Save the Elephants.

While this Fashionista’s outfit sends a great message, it portrays some popular fashion trends as well.  Oversized long sleeve T-shirts are all the rage these days.  Some sport Greek letters, while others are printed with a university name across the back.  Regardless of what’s on them, they are incredibly comfortable and perfect for the cooler days that have finally begun.  A simple pair of leggings with some combat boots completes this cozy look.  This outfit is great for a long day in class or a lazy weekend. Not to mention, if your oversized T-shirt benefits a good cause, it should be worn all the time!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Fashion is intended to make bold statements. That can be done through an intense lip color, a killer leather jacket, or an important shirt that speaks to a global issue.  When choosing an outfit, think about the statement you want to make!”