It’s finally launch day for my sustainable fashion collection with wearwell. I LOVE trying to live sustainably. I also LOVE good jeans. This collection with wearwell (well, just everything about wearwell) means I don’t have to choose between conscience decisions and beautiful, stylish, well-made clothing that is JUST my style.
When I first started living sustainably, my wardrobe was the last thing I looked to change. There were a few reasons for that, but a main reason was that it was a lot of work to hunt down sustainable clothes and accessories. There wasn’t a single place to look. And while companies I knew sold some sustainable items, I had to do the research about materials, labor, etc. And, honestly, I don’t have time for that and I don’t want to do that.
So when I learned about wearwell last year, me and my jeans almost fell out of our seat. wearwell sells great clothes, shoes, accessories, and a few home items only from companies concerned about sustainable materials and/or equitable and fair labor treatment (many doing both).
I was immediately sold when I saw they sold an array of denim from my newly discovered favorite jeans brand (see them in this black wash jeans outfit)!
Ok. Enough talking, Luci. (I told you I was excited). The collection has 29 glorious items from which to choose. Below is a quick rundown of why I selected each one and a few notes on fit or sizing.
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The collection is full of items designed to be worn from now into the early summer months, depending on layers (under and outer)!
The Anaya Dress was the first item I picked for the collection. The Victoria & Albert print in a maxi, button down dress just can’t be beat. It’s easily worn with a black leather jacket, a pink sweater, on its own, or open as a jacket like I did in this shirt dress outfit over jeans!
And if you remember this Victoria & Albert dress and tights outfit is by the same designer. The Mallow Dress is a shorter style in a similar vibe. It’s great with tights and boots for cooler weather (under a coat) and can easily transition into spring.
And for when it does actually warm up, the Lea striped Dress is everything. All three dresses are made of 100% organic cotton by the same designer. The materials is a bit thicker than you might expect, so you can depend on its lasting durability.
You know I love denim, what what are my jeans without the right top? If you’re looking for that perfect basic tee or top that looks great, feels good, and lasts through all your love (you know what I mean), then you’ll love this V-neck and this muscle tank. They’re both made of 50% organic cotton and 50% recycled cotton (saving it from landfills). They’re well-constructed, come in a variety of colors, and are available in sizes xs to 5x!
For a simple step up, this casey rib top with scoop neckline is your wardrobe staple that layers well and looks great on its own.
And the James drop sleeve tee (you know I have to have my black) is a loose fitting top that can be everyday and dressed up. The fit is just loose enough that you want to wear it all day! See how I styled it with green khakis in this black mules outfit!
For some print and pattern, the Anaya blouse is the same print and vibe as the gorgeous dress above, but in a short-sleeve, button-down silhouette – perfect for warmer weather. The Chennai top is wonderfully relaxed and loose for spring and summer wear with jeans, shorts, and even as a short coverup.
Ok. Let’s get to the important stuff – JEANS! No collection of mine will ever be complete without denim and the sustainable denim in this collection covers a whole lot of your bases (and you @$$es – sorry, I couldn’t resist)!
First up are the Giselle Skinny Ankle Jeans. The Black Creek wash has this same slightly faded black jeans looks that I love. If you’re looking for blue jeans, look at the Light Wash in the same cut with some gorgeous color variation.
These jeans are made of 98% organic cotton and 2% recycled elastane. They are so comfortable with a great stretch, but they never lose their shape, and let me tell you, I’ve put them through the test. They run true to size.
If you’re looking for a more classic blue denim wash, the Strand High Rise Skinny Jeans are for you. These particular jeans run small, so I’d recommend ordering one size up.
And if you’re ready for a slightly trendy cut, I quickly fell in love with the Fillmore Boyfriend Jeans. I’m slightly curvy and you can see that these wider leg jeans, still flatter my curves and fit nicely. (UPDATE: THey eve became my summer jeans!)
If you’re a little over all the layering this winter, I’m there with you, so just two easy layers in the collection. The Bridget Cardigan is my one ultra-feminine pick. A beautifully knit pink sweater, it pairs well with jeans and a tee or over a dress. I’m wearing a size medium here, a size up from my normal and it’s a bit oversized.
For a slightly more tailored look, this Zion Chore Jacket is the perfect military jacket (get military jacket outfit inspiration). Made from 100% organic cotton in a Fair Trade factory, this is a feel good layer you’ll be reaching for, for years.
There are two things I’ve learned about accessories (especially during my pregnancy when I had a tiny wardrobe). First, accessories are really important to happily maintaining a smaller closet. I’m planning to really take advantage of this when we travel, because a few accessories can make “the same outfit” feel different.
Second, if you find the right accessories (especially purses), you can really begin to know your style. That might sound funny, but I’ve found that your everyday bag and everyday jewelry really are a main feature of your style (because you always have them).
You may not have noticed, but the one jewelry item I change with regularity are necklaces. I’m also a sucker for bolder pendant styles. The Hewa Pendant (made with recycled brass and gold plated) and the Penny Necklace are both perfect accessories in my book to spruce up a simple jeans and tee look and to pair over a more elegant or layered look.
When I do change out my stud earrings, I like something still somewhat dainty like these twisted gold hoops. They’re perfect for day-to-night and an ideal travel accessory!
And because you shouldn’t be afraid of a pop of elegant color, this jade bangle is the pièce de résistance for any outfit of any color, vibe, or elegance. Seriously. A must have.
Learn more about sustainable jewelry and care.
Sustainable & Stylish Handbags
When it comes to picking that perfect bag, you need to know your needs. A few years ago, I needed hands-free for my baby hauling life. Now I can go small, but like some space for the occasional lego or paper and crayons (lifesavers for dinners out or stopping at one of my favorite Sacramento Coffee Shops)!
If you’re looking for a smaller, everyday bag, I’m completely in love with this Bobbi Bucket Bag. It turned out to be smaller than I imagined, but that makes it all the more versatile.
The convertible/removable strap means it can be a shoulder bag, crossbody, and a top-handle clutch. I loved the cognac dyed leather (LWG certified of course), but the black croco would be equally versatile.
The same company makes my sling bag that I can’t stop wearing!
The same sustainable leather brand (a B Corp!!) also makes the Audrey Mini Bag – another shoulder/crossbody bag. This bag also comes in a fuller size and, I’m excited to share, it comes in two vegan leather options. And you can buy alternate straps to get exactly the look you want!
If you’re ready to lean into the spring and summer vibe (we clearly know I am), the quality rattan on this Maly Bag (with GORGEOUS wooden handles) and in this crossbody (and fanny pack option) Vanna Bag are IT! I’m picturing myself in sandals with an iced coffee with the Maly Bag and the Lea Striped Dress. Ok. Stop daydreaming, Luci!
Sustainable Fashion Collection Items
Ok. I know that was a lot. Here is an easy list of ALL 29 items – organized by the same categories above.
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