The day we've been waiting for has arrived! It's officially Spring, and besides doing some spring cleaning, if you're like me, you are anticipating warmer breezes and sunny, if muddy days.
I'm so sick of all my winter layers upon layers, with their dark colors and oppressive knits (until next Fall, when I'll be all excited about them again). While I'm pulling my lighter clothes out of storage, I think I need to inject one or two new pieces into my spring wardrobe. Celebrate the new season with some new (or recycled) ecofashions that aren't hard on Mother Earth.
Asymmetry makes sense in an uncertain, imperfect world; check out this one-shouldered organic cotton Grecian-inspired tunic from Ryann. And speaking of tunics, here's one with adorable gathered 3/4-length sleeves (and winter-belly hiding detail) on the front by Song, in a blend or organic cotton and linen.
A long vest like this one made from a hemp and cotton blend by Tinctoria Designs can convert a casual sleeveless dress into something a bit more dressy come cooler evenings. Keep your core warm while still rocking a short skirt or shorts with the addition of a cozy vest, like this one of recycled cashmere by Deborah Lindquist.
Dresses are (thank you stylemeisters!) still very popular; they're all I seem to want to wear anymore since they're feminine, easy to accessorize and comfortable. Eileen Fisher has jumped on the organic bandwagon (welcome aboard guys!) and have come up with a ballet-top inspired frock that couldn't possibly be UNcomfortable by the looks of it!
For something for those days when you need a bit of funk to pull you out of one, Passenger Pigeon's wind-power print organic cotton and soy dress will let everyone know you're an ecofashionista (or just know there's better ways of getting energy than from fossil fuels).
As soon as the days warm up, shorts are definitely allowed; let your personal cold tolerance decide when that is. Let those gams breathe in organic cotton shorts by Loomstate or these retro plaid 'long shorts' from Under the Canopy, also organic cotton.
Under the Canopy
This pretty yellow high-waisted skirt by Organic (made from organic cotton, not too shockingly!) is a perfect go-to-work piece that's more fun than basic black. Made from hemp and recycled polyester, this charcoal pencil skirt from Schroeder-Falzone is slimming due to a mini-fishtail hem and body-conscious cut.
Keep those cool Spring breezes from your shoulders with this timeless organic cotton car coat from Philip Lim's Go Green Go line at Barney's; keep in the classic coat mode with this short-sleeved and cropped swing coat from Emily Katz.
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