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Summer Fashion Tips: 7 Ways To Sport A Socially Conscious Look

First Posted: 05/17/11 10:58 PM ET   Updated: 07/17/11 06:12 AM ET

Is it summer yet? In our anticipation of rising temperatures, this time of year often prompts in us the urge to splurge on sandals, slather on sunscreen and show some skin.

If you're in the market for a new summer style, consider these hot ways to make an impact. Who says you can't make a difference while working on your tan?

Is there a favorite philanthropic brand or product you turn to when the weather heats up? Let us know if any of your summer must-haves should join this list. We want your comments on where you head when it's time to buy a new accessory with an impact.

Get Your Hair Cut... and Donate it to Locks of Love
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Ever wondered how you'd look with a pixie cut? Or tired of your long hair making your neck all hot and sweaty in the summer heat? If you've been toying with the idea of going short, this summer's the perfect time to chop off your tresses and donate them to Locks of Love. Locks of Love is a nonprofit that uses donated hair to create prosthetics for financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Check out their guidelines to see if your hair qualifies. Not convinced? Read this third-grader's letter to about her experience donating to Locks of Love.

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