Ok, so you want to feel good about what you’re wearing. I mean really good, not just “Hey, I look good!”
It’s not a bad idea to invest in some pieces made by designers committed to sustainability and using products to make sure their life’s work isn’t destroying the planet.
One such line is Organic by John Patrick. He’s not so fond of synthetics (did you know acrylic yarns are essentially an oil product?) and his pieces are also organic looking. They are simply structured, easy to layer (you know, instead of turning up the thermostat) and come in fresh, soft colours.
I really love the clean, white lines in the above photo as well as the loose fit in the white jacket. The white dress makes use of lovely floral details for extra feminine flair.
Also loving the use of a loose, casual grey top with a sleek, soft purple pencil skirt. Forget the super top fancy top this fall, and try pairing your pencil skirts with something more casual for a seasonal look. The line also features a sheath dress in a rich colour. Try it with heels for an evening out, or throw on more casual footwear for a day in the office.
Try layering a fitted jacket with a fresh blouse and some lace with thigh high socks and some shiny heels for a perfect fall look. I love how Organic line pairs a rich brown/burgundy jacket with a bright white top. Loving the high socks (and your legs will love you as the fall chill settles in).
Snatch up some leg accessories that are good for the planet from Beau Soleil by designer Anne Salvatore Epstein. She uses fabrics made with bamboo, vegetable dyed organic cottons and recycled products like tencel. Her adorable leg warmers (the beau warm-it) or thigh high leggings (the beau peeky) look hot with heels and will help you go tights free for a few more weeks. (Leg warmer tip, get a ribbed pattern in a natural fibre — they’ll stay up better).
Speaking of the fall chill — I feel in love with this hoodie/scarf from Mayu. The alpaca, hand knit scarf is intricately knitted and comes in a delicious, soft and fluffy yarn. Mayu is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and pieces from its collections are made in Peru. The knitters are fairly paid and there is no child labour involved. So curl up. You have nothing to feel guilty about.