This has been my go-to uniform when I don't want to think too much about what to wear in the morning. A basic mock-neck white top, a favorite pair of ripped blue jeans, and a long everyday cardigan can be your go-to's for an effortless, put-together look! They are from some of my favorite sustainable fashion brands and I've added these pieces to my #30Wears Challenge page as well :) More details below.
The VETTA long cardigan is one of the most flattering cardigans I own. I absolutely love it for its knee-length style and the fact that it comes with a tie belt to cinch for a more flattering waistline. It's made in NYC by a family-run factory and made with poly/rayon deadstock fabric. This piece runs true to size, but they recommend sizing up for extra room in the sleeves if you're in between sizes.
I like to wear it most with a casual uniform like this one, but also frequently throw it over a long black maxi dress for chillier days. The cool thing about this piece is that it can be buttoned up and worn backwards as a sweater dress! Check out the photos on their product page to see what I mean. :)
This minimal white mock-neck sleeveless top is from Good Apparel! The brand sources and uses sustainable fibers for their pieces, produces in small batches to avoid waste, and pay fair wages to their garment workers in their US facilities. Good Apparel is keen on building a line that's sustainable without sacrificing chic style. Their sleeveless mock top is one of the pieces in my closet that I reach for the most due to its versatility.
You guys, I kid you not when I say that the DL1961 Farrow Ankle Instaslim High-Rise Jeans (in Laramie) are my favorite pair of jeans of all time! It is the most flattering pair of jeans I own, and I love everything about it from the high-rise style, to the true blue color, to all the rips at the knee sections and the destroyed look at the bottom hems. Since I'm petite, these cropped ankle jeans actually fit like regular jeans on me and are the perfect length.
The fact that DL1961 used only half the dye, water, and energy it typically takes to produce a standard pair of jeans, to make this pair, truly blows my mind. How, you may wonder? They utilize US-grown cotton and Lycra, natural indigo dyes extracted from plants, solar-powered manufacturing plants and their own power generation plant, and an on-site water recycling plant. To put it into perspective, a traditional pair of jeans is produced by using around 1.5K gallons of water. DL1961 uses <10 gallons of water and treat and recycle 98% of it.
Hope you enjoyed this look! Check out my #30 Wears Challenge page to see the cost breakdown of some of these pieces as I get more wear out of them :) I'd love to hear from you if you decide to do the #30 Wears Challenge too!
Note: A * next to the brand name indicates that it is a conscious brand.
Top: *Good Apparel sleeveless mock top | *VETTA long cardigan
Bottom: *DL1961 Farrow Instaslim high-rise jeans (in Laramie)
Shoes: Jimmy Choo ankle strap metallic pumps
*Boutique Mexico woven clutch