Summer is here, and so is the right time to embrace the great outdoors and enjoy all that nature has to offer. It's time to break out the shorts, shades, and all the colourful pieces you can find! As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, as well as the perfect opportunity to spice up and experiment with your wardrobe.
But how can we do that in a way that is kind to the planet? One way is to build a sustainable wardrobe that will not only keep you cool in the summer heat but will also help reduce your carbon footprint.
So, whether you're aiming for a playful cottagecore look or a chic bohemian vibe, there are plenty of ways to stay on-trend this summer while embracing the summer effortlessly and creating a wardrobe that stands the test of time. Here are some tips to help you get started:
Stick to Breathable Fabrics
When the temperature rises, it's important to choose lightweight fabrics that keep you cool and comfortable. Opting for natural fabrics like cotton, linen, and hemp is the way to go. These materials are breathable, lightweight, and perfect for summer. Choosing organic cotton and clothes made with natural dyes is not only better for your skin, but it's also a step towards a more sustainable and timeless wardrobe.
And our August Slip Dress is just one of them.
Lighten up your Colour Palette
Summer is the season of bright and light colours, so why not ditch those dark autumn shades and embrace pastels and soft neutrals? Not only do lighter colours look refreshing and airy, but they also have practical benefits in the summer heat. Darker colours absorb more heat, while lighter colours reflect it, keeping you cooler and more comfortable.
Invest in Timeless Pieces
The key to a killer wardrobe without sacrificing your personal style is all about investing in timeless pieces that you can wear on repeat. Think a crisp white crop top, a pair of versatile khaki shorts, and a flowy midi dress that can be dressed up or down.
By choosing these classic pieces, you're not only reducing fashion waste but also creating a wardrobe that's chic and sustainable.
Go for a Few Bold Silhouettes
Don't be afraid to invest in statement pieces, such as a bold sundress or a patterned top. These can add personality and flair to your wardrobe, while still being versatile enough to wear for different occasions. Like our Violetta Handloom Flared Dress, which will instantly elevate your look.
Experiment with Prints and Patterns
Summer holidays are the perfect excuse to experiment with different prints and patterns. From fresh motifs to our favourite gingham prints, the options are just endless. Don't be afraid to wear colour-blocking crop tops and patchwork dresses to achieve that unique and eye-catching look.
One of our favourite prints this season is the classic gingham, as you can tell from our "Now and Then" collection. It's timeless, playful, and has some great easy-to-wear dresses, tops, pants, and shorts. Pairing a gingham-print dress with oversized sunglasses is the perfect way to get ready for any summer adventure. If you don’t know what we are talking about, you should definitely check out our Beatrice Panel Midi Dress and Brook Shift Dress now.
Opt for Natural Dyes
When choosing clothing for your sustainable wardrobe, start with clothes that are dyed with natural dyes! These vibrant and eco-friendly hues are derived from plants and other natural sources, making them a safer and healthier choice than synthetic dyes.
Plus, your skin will thank you for avoiding harsh chemicals and allergens. With natural dyes, you can look good and feel good knowing you're doing your part for the environment!
There you have it—our top fashion tips for creating the perfect summer wardrobe that's both fun and sustainable. From embracing fun prints and patterns to investing in timeless pieces that last for seasons to come, you can create a wardrobe that's both fashionable and eco-friendly. So soak up the sun, let loose, and let your personality shine through!