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We believe an object can elevate both beholder and maker. In a world of mass-produced goods, we offer artisan-made home and apparel crafted in fair-trade environments from around the globe. We strive to live fully, slow down to enjoy life’s little luxuries, and choose everyday to create a world connecting maker, owner and earth.

April 13, 2021 3 min read

MAY 10, 2021

5 Casual Summer Outfit Ideas to Try

We are here for seasonal trends and believe we can inspire you to be both sustainable and achieve those Summer 2021 ~lewks~.

Yeah, we’re definitely promoting some of our latest clothing additions, but everything in our loungewear, dress and scarf collections are built to last and have the ability to evolve with the latest fashion trends - timeless, darling.

You’ll see some pieces mentioned a couple of times, which is the point.

 

Sustainable Style means not only buying ethically made products, but finding those key pieces that are extremely versatile.

 

Buy less - use it more. Keep reading to check out the ways that we’ve fit these items into trending looks.


1. A Boxy Crop Top Over… Anything

Our Crinkle Crop Top is so versatile and definitely meets trend requirements: structured, oversized and cropped.

 

Style it with our Crinkle Loose Pants, over jeans, with our Erin Skirtand with high-waisted shorts.

 

It’s double-layered but so light. If you go for one investment piece this season, let this be it.

 

Styling suggestion: pair this crop top with a straight-legged cropped jean and some classic Chucks.


2. Romantic

Light fabrics, soft colours, dreamy shapes and fluttering eyelids - warm summer nights are built for dresses. This look and feel is easy to pull off with our Long Dress.

 

This billowy, beautiful maxi dress with flared sleeves and a tiered skirt is perfect for evening walks or afternoon drinks. It will literally charm your pants off with calm, vintage-inspired pastels.

 

Styling suggestion: pair this dress with sandals and the Claire Scarf as a shawl.

3. Oversized Pants

They’re everywhere. And for good reason; the flowy, draping shape can be incredibly flattering, they keep you cool on hot summer afternoons, and (most importantly) are SO comfortable.

 

 

Our Crinkle Loose Pants are one-size-fits-many featuring an elastic waistband and luxurious 2-layer pure Turkish muslin cotton.

 

Styling suggestion: pair these pants with a bold pattern, the Harlow Scarf in Parchment and sandals.


4. Minimal

What could be more minimal than The Classic Dress? Great structure and elegant lines means this is an easy throw-it-on and go piece that looks extremely put together in a crunch.  

 

The fabric is a sturdy, soft, pure linen-cotton blend, with no synthetics which means comfort and that sophisticated-meets-oversized design.

 

Styling suggestion: pair this dress with some great heeled booties, gold jewellery and a Bali Rattan Bag.


5. All White

It’s the Ultimate Summer 2021 Suit. Yeah, I said it. The crinkle muslin, the peaceful off-white, the graceful movement - it’s all here, folks.

 

All white is a trend we are clearly on board for, and you can’t do any better than theCrinkle Crop Top withThe Loose Pants and tied together (truly) withThe Crinkle Cardigan.



And There You Have It!

To wrap it all up remember: trends are only as good as they make you feel. We don’t have the emotional or mental capacity in these strange times to put on clothes that don’t make you feel ah-mazing.

 

Sustainable fashion can be both ethical, long lastingand trendy. What better way to feel on top of the world than to support it?

 

We have a couple of other great reads on Buying Fair Trade, as well as 5 Steps To Building Your Sustainable Closet.

 

If you’re looking for more information on our products specifically, you can read up on our materials and why we use them:

 

 

And last but not least, here are some great resources to help you care for your clothing and textiles so you can cherish them for years to come:

 



Written by Erin Benton, Artist and Creator

Erin is an artist and all-around creative-type from Ottawa, Canada. She is fascinated by process and spends a lot of time exploring what it means to be creative, why humans are driven to create, and in what ways we all apply creativity to our lives. She also loves to write and dabble in several different forms. You can find her artwork and poetry on Instagram @fibreaesthetics and her available work at www.fibreaesthetics.ca.