With highs spanning the low sixties to the high eighties, the last few weeks have demanded a fairly wide range of clothing choices. But as you can see, I was very firmly in the skirts and dresses camp, adding closed toe shoes and a light cardigan when absolutely necessary. Read on for details…
A Week of Ethical Outfits
This is one of my very favorite skirts, a vintage Pendleton I picked up at a thrift shop several years ago. At one point I put it in the donate pile (I guess plaid wasn’t in that year?), but luckily I was able to rescue it before it left my house.
This outfit was good overall, though the thrifted shirt had a weird fit. Ultimately, I gave it back to the thrift shop.
I really love how this outfit turned out. I feel like it’s really flattering on me, and it’s made up of all my favorite things. This Fair Indigo tee is made with a sturdy and very soft pima cotton that falls nicely against the body.
I like the feminine-meets-tomboy look of this outfit. The skirt is a swishy chiffon and quite dressy, so toning it down with sneakers and a crew neck tee felt like a good balance. This cardigan, which I thrifted on a whim at the shop where I work, has already proved versatile. It’s a cotton/linen blend, perfect for late spring weather.
I bought this Everlane Pima Cotton tee specifically to layer under pinafores and dresses, and it’s worked out very well. I was drawn to the seersucker texture of this plaid dress, and like the easy, slightly drop-waist fit.
This top and skirt were folded together on the same shelf and in a moment of pattern-mixing mania, I put them on together. Overall, I really like this look. The silhouette of the skirt is so flattering and classic, and I’m beginning to believe that animal prints are a neutral, so the sandals work just fine.
I like all of these outfits! What’s not to love about easy spring separates?
Leah Wise is the founder of StyleWise Blog. She has been writing, speaking, and consulting on sustainable fashion, the fair trade and secondhand supply chain, and digital marketing for over ten years. An Episcopal priest, Leah holds a B.A. in Religion from Florida State University and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School. When not working, you can find her looking for treasures at the thrift store.