spring update


Hey! It’s snowing again, so it’s a great time to talk about warm weather clothing (snow, snow, go away!).

This whole minimalism thing works out really well for those interested in sustainability and fair trade, because it means we can look on trend while making more thoughtful purchases. I’m sure the pendulum will swing back to flamboyant soon enough, but I’m hoping I can get comfortable with simplicity now while fashion culture is on my side. By getting a sort of uniform down now, I’ll be less likely to be swayed by trend cycles later.

This spring/summer season, I’m looking to get a new dress from zero waste brand, Tonle, and keep everything else neutral. I want a couple pairs of versatile, season-less flats and understated sandals from Jerusalem Sandals. I’m also updating my ribbon collection for my Sseko sandals. I found a pair of jeans in my donate pile yesterday that fit me well and were barely worn, so my denim wants are taken care of (thanks, slight weight gain!).

I’m relying more and more on Everlane for t-shirts and small, sustainable labels for skirts and accessories. And there’s always the thrift shop!

I’m brainstorming new features and topics for Style Wise in all my snow day spare time. Is there anything you’d like to know more about? I’d be happy to receive a prompt and do some research!

Ethical Items shown above: Everlane Tee, Everlane Striped Top, Nomads Cardigan (similar option here), Amour Vert Leeron Skirt, Curator Nora Skirt, Tonle Keang Dress, Similar Loafers, Similar Flats, Jerusalem Sandals, Sseko Ribbons

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  1. jesse.anne.o
    February 27, 2015 / 5:50 pm

    I love that Everlane striped long sleeve. It's my first Everlane purchase and I suspect it won't be my last.

  2. Catherine Kowalik Harper
    February 27, 2015 / 3:23 am

    Awesome! I will look around, but I love the pastel leathers that are popular for spring.

  3. Leah Wise
    February 27, 2015 / 12:33 am

    Fun! Send me a couple links to styles you like and I will be your personal shopper.

  4. Catherine Kowalik Harper
    February 26, 2015 / 11:59 pm

    This is so much fun! There are some great styles for spring and I can't wait for warmer weather to try new looks. I've been on the hunt for a new bag, and would love some recommendations. I ordered a tote from Everlane, but I haven't found many ethical options that are dressier.

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