5 Transitional Pieces for Spring

Happy second day of spring! The transition into spring can mean some unpredictable weather….Chilly in the mornings, yet hot and sunny in the afternoon. During this time of year I think it’s important to focus on the transitional pieces we have in our closet. What are good clothing items that can be worn in the transitional period to spring? Clothes that can function between multiple seasons are GREAT and practical. Here are five transitional spring pieces I have in my closet and have been wearing the past week.

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It's Time to Stop Bragging About How Little You Paid for Your Clothing

We all know the common style compliment response…..“ Thanks, I got it for $10” or whatever great deal the consumer feels they received. But quite frankly this is not something to be bragging about……low price isn’t always a good thing. It’s usually a sign of fast fashion which involves slavery, disrespect, and suffering. It indicates how we, as consumers, want immediate satisfaction in buying a lot for a little and view garments as disposable. And it probably indicates a low quality product that won’t last very long. I’m not saying this is always the case in a cheap find, but a lot of times it is. It’s time to rethink how we respond and focus less on bragging about the price because as Lucy Siegle says “Fast fashion isn’t free. Someone somewhere is paying.”

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Everlane: Essentials for The Minimalist's Wardrobe

One of the many things I love about Everlane is the sleek, modern style represented in their ethical clothing. Most of their pieces are very versatile and can be dressed up, dressed down, and styled in a variety of ways which is a key aspect of building a conscious closet. Everlane partners with ethical factories around the world to ensure their clothes are crafted to last. Through their ethical practices and emphasis on quality materials Everlane fights for radical transparency in the apparel industry. Recently I tried out two of Everlane’s pieces that have been great additions to my wardrobe. I even took them on our recent trip to Dublin because they were great travel pieces.

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Ethical Clothing Brand Alternatives to Your Mall Favorites

Jumping into ethical fashion can be intimidating….where do you start? Here is an ethical fashion guide to help consumers transition their shopping habits based on the clothing brands they already know and love. I’ve provided some ethical clothing brands as alternatives that have similar styles to these well known brands.

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Affordable Organic Clothing Brands

While organic clothing is better for the people and the environment, it’s not always better for our wallets. Due to the high quality of what you’re purchasing organic cotton clothing will always be a bit more pricey, but it is possible to find organic garments under $100 and under $50! Here are a few brands that are making it affordable to start your organic clothing collection.

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Reminders & Reflections from the 2018 Fair Trade Fashion Show

Back in November I had the honor of attending the Fair Trade Fashion Show in Los Angeles. It took me about a month, but I’m finally sitting down and reflecting. The Fair Trade Fashion Show was a magical event. It was wonderful to see so many fashion activists, change-makers, and creatives in one place. f

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