My Ethical Fall Wardrobe Picks

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While I certainly don't need to add half a dozen items to my wardrobe right now, I like visualizing what I already have against the silhouettes and specific styles I'm drawn to this season. I've become much more of a pants person over the last year or so - I hardly wore my skirts this summer - so I'm looking forward to being able to wear pants every day as the weather cools down. 

This fall, I want easy, flattering pieces that fit well and make me feel comfortable and pulled together during my work day. In terms of ethics, I'm sticking with a balance between fair & sustainable and well made & well fitting, as the best ethics in the world don't matter if I'm not going to be able to wear the heck out of what I've purchased.


Keyo Trio Bar Jacket Studs, $26.95

Upcycled brass, made fairly. I love the look of brass, especially against red hair, and these feel both minimalist and sort of vintage, my ideal combination.

Everlane Cotton Vneck Cropped Sweater, $50

Cropped sweaters are versatile, because you can pair them with higher waistlines or layer them over dresses and tunics. I bought this one with credits in an XS for a tighter fit.

Julia Bo Slip-on Derbys, $105

I've been looking for a pair of slip-on oxfords or derbys to be the fall equivalent of my crossover sandals. I'm much more likely to wear a pair of shoes if I can easily slip them on, so I'll likely be selling the Frye oxfords I purchased last fall and replacing them with these (in a cognac brown). Julia Bo hand makes shoes at a family factory in eastern Europe, and everything can be custom made to order. 

Vintage High Waist Mom Jeans

I finally found the perfect pair of mom jeans at the shop where I work. Only took 3 years! The ones shown here are a similar color, but not the exact pair. 

Everlane Wide Leg Crop Pants, $68

The thick twill on these will be great for cooler weather. And I think the cropped look will pair well with my secondhand suede ankle boots and my black boots, too.

I would probably wear this as a tunic over jeans or leggings. Krochet Kids' stuff is made fairly and they're expanding their organic cotton collection. 

Verry Kerry Kimono Dress£75.00

Made fairly with sustainable bamboo and azo free dyes with a one-size-fits-most fit. Verry Kerry sent me this dress to style a few different ways, so stay tuned for my dedicated post. I like wearing it unbuttoned as a drapey jacket. 


In case you're interested, I'll have some thoughts and links about Charlottesville out tomorrow. I know that a lot of people are already moving on, but I've seen so much misinformation floating around (and so many dehumanizing conspiracy theories *cough cough* George Soros) that I feel like I need to offer more context and clarity. 

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