Embrace the warmer days with the latest in sustainable fashion
A new season is underway, which means it’s time to update your closet with environmentally friendly clothing pieces that are perfect for sunnier days. Since we are still working from home and spending more time indoors, I’ve gathered outfit options that are versatile, comfortable and, of course, make less of a negative impact on our planet.
1. Women’s organic cotton roaming jumpsuit
Nothing sounds comfier than this 95 percent cotton and 5 percent Spandex jumpsuit by Patagonia. It’s great for so many different things, like working from home, running errands, or going on a stroll around the neighbourhood. From a denim jacket and sneakers to plush slippers and a cardigan, it can be paired with just about anything. Plus, wait till you see the chic cut-out in the back.
2. Darcey jersey dress
T-shirt dresses are a personal favourite for sunny days thanks to the relaxed and easy-to-wear fit. This one is made with 100 percent cotton, and is available in four different designs so you can go ahead and just buy them all—because I guarantee they will become a staple in your closet.
3. Caramel two-piece by Reformation
If you’re looking for a breathable two-piece to lounge around in at home, this set by Reformation is a winner. It’s stretchy, lightweight, and is made with plant-based, recyclable fibres so you can look good and feel good about reducing your carbon footprint at the same time.
4. Destination stretch joggers by Tentree
Made from recycled water bottles, these polyester sweats are extremely stretchy and comfortable, which makes them perfect for curling up on the couch or heading outside to explore the neighbourhood. Olive is a great shade for spring because it brightens things up (versus opting for grey or black pants), and it's neutral enough to be worn with many other colours in your wardrobe.
5. Revolve dress by Encircled
This truly is the dress that does it all. Ethically made from sustainable modal fabric, it’s a reversible piece that can also be worn as a top and tunic. Spring can have its fair share of unpredictable days, so this versatile piece will surely come in handy. Not to mention, the blue adds a fun pop of colour to your wardrobe.
6. Essential crew by Kotn
Made with authentic Egyptian cotton, this 100 percent cotton jersey tee in amber is going to become a quick favourite. Not only do I absolutely love the colour, but it’s something that can be paired with endless items—from jeans to shorts and sweatpants. It’s most definitely a practical buy for spring and beyond.
7. Parker skirt in plaid
American brand Whimsy & Row makes ultra-chic, sustainable clothing for the modern woman. We can’t get enough of this plaid skirt that’s made with a 100 percent upcycled cotton-span blend. Pair it with a white blouse and ankle boots for a trendy street-style look, and be sure to check out the Parker blazer to complete the set.
8. Cotton canvas shirt by Frank and Oak
Layering is key for spring, which is why this oversized shirt with lightweight flannel lining makes my list for top trends. Made with kapok (one of the most sustainable fibres in the world), it’s super comfortable and very functional for daily wear.
9. Hinge skirt by Allison Wonderland
Made in Vancouver, B.C., Allison Wonderland creates beautiful, eco-friendly pieces that are inspired by the '70s. Add a pop of colour to your closet with this gorgeous, flowing skirt that can be both dressed up or down. Pair it with a white tee and sneakers (as shown on the model) with a denim jacket, or a silk cami and heels for a romantic spring stroll.
10. Short-sleeved Dylan by 18 Waits
Here is another great staple for the spring that can be rocked for all sorts of occasions. Whether you’re going in to the office, hopping on a Zoom call from home, or exploring the city safely, this slim-fit button-down shirt is definitely going to come in handy. If the cactus print isn’t your thing, there is a whole variety of prints to choose from.