03 Sep Our Top Summer-to-Fall Wardrobe Staples
Thanks to a heatwave expected to hit the West Coast this weekend, we can safely say summer is not quite over yet… which is GREAT news! Because we’ve found the trend-worthy sustainable pieces to complete your summer-to-fall wardrobe. Fresh from 2020’s fall runways, hit all the biggest seasonal trends without compromising on sustainability or social justice.
Underwear as Outerwear
From Dior to Dolce & Gabbana, top designers set a new fall standard of sexy with lingerie-inspired couture. If you’re ready to get in on the action, then look no further than minority-owned BOLD Swim. Featured in Vanity Fair, the brand aims to change the conversation around inclusivity, diversity, sustainability, and self-love. Founder Tiffany Broadway established the upscale line with durable, flattering style options built to comfortably and confidently suit every unique body. What’s more, Brazilian Ateliers craft each versatile, cutting-edge design using ultra-soft, 100% Amni Eco Soul fabric manufactured in a closed-loop production process. Discover the ultimate couture fit offering toxin-free breathability and UV protection with biodegradable properties. Try the Rosewood Set’s ($165) demure bandeau top underneath a sheer button blouse. We also love the color-blocked Haute Halter Set ($181.50) paired with our favorite cropped pants or peep-leg skirt for a bold take on fall casual.
Cut-outs, bandeau tops, and body-hugging lace top the list of this season’s wedding and formalwear must-haves from world-class designers like Tom Ford and Brandon Maxwell. Similarly, inclusive couturier Bohyne honors functional high fashion but with a game-changing environmental approach. Sourcing materials from unused or over-purchased stock, the brand works to reduce existing industry waste. Additionally, certified fair-trade co-ops craft each handmade piece, ensuring that artisans receive due compensation for their labor. What’s more, every item is machine-washable and built to become your go-to wardrobe staple for years to come. Our favorites from the collection include the Marie Overdress ($1,199), available in pure white or classic black. We also adore the Corinna Topper ($850), shown above paired with the Viola Wrap Skirt ($720) which layers weightless tulle atop luxurious bamboo.
High-Drama Ink Hues
Givenchy and Vera Wang were among the global names to demonstrate fall’s powerfully dramatic approach to midnight tones. Our eco-conscious pick: the anthropological fashion line from female-founded FRAMIORE (pronounced “fruhm-yore”). Each thoughtful collection embodies the idea that we, as a world people, are all in this together. Modern “ethno-” or “ethnic” fashion borrows cultural aspects and adapts them to modern style. FRAMIORE takes this one step further, striving to adapt modern pieces to ethnic traditions. Every item features elegant architectural design and exquisite craftsmanship. In fact, the brand’s design team earned international recognition with an intentionally slow and sustainable approach. This season, we’re loving the ALANG One-Sleeve ($95) made from 100% lyocell fabric and inspired by Black Hmong tradition. We also consider the Vietnamese-inspired KONG Coat ($300) our new fall essential.
Looking for more fall fashion inspiration? Cozy up to our favorite ethically-made pieces designed for maximum comfort and style.