By Courtney Gerring, Contributing Editor
Winter can be cold, grey and long, but when you have some cozy, new pieces to wear, it will be gone before you know it. When considering essential wardrobe pieces, it’s important to focus on key styles that will stand the test of time. This winter edition includes styles that can be versatile and that look out for the better good of the planet, environment, and some that support small businesses that are looking to make an impact. Let’s take on the colder weather with an extra layer of glam this season.
Trust us when I say the Boyfriend Shirt is soft and breathable. All of the fabrics from Neu Nomads are sourced from sustainable and renewable natural resources, non-toxic and use AZO-free dyes. Available in five colors, we are really feeling this olive night color during the winter months, and with its effortless style it can be worn multiple ways.
PC: Nue Nomads
I was so happy to find Boyish, a sustainable, women’s denim brand based in Los Angeles. The jeans are produced with sustainable fabrics using an environmentally-friendly and cruelty-free process, and the Zachary style is a super stretch with just the right amount of destruction. These jeans are upcycled and include OCS Certified Organic Cotton and Tencel™ Lyocell, a natural raw material from eucalyptus trees that is responsibly produced to minimize environmental impact. This fabric also contains 3% of a natural rubber fiber, making these jeans completely plant-based.
A fashion-forward knit that can easily be worn around the house or out, this top is flattering on all body types and comes in five different colors. Made in California from sustainable yarns, the factory is small and ethical where staff can feel that they are a part of Live The Process.
PC: Live The Process
An ultra-luxe handbag that is handmade by local artisans in Spain, Hereu’s mission is to rediscover craft traditions and use them to express the region’s heritage. The ultra-soft crossbody can be worn multiple ways and it’s available in six different colors with an organic cotton canvas lining. This is a versatile bag and is a truly essential piece that is seasonless and timeless.
A legging to live in, the Sunset is a true, hand-dyed, Electric & Rose staple piece. The tie-dye inspiration comes from the founder's love of Siburi, a Japanese, manual-resist dyeing technique that produces patterns on fabrics, which started as a hobby and quickly became a best seller of the brand. Made in LA with soft cotton and spandex, these leggings are not just for the gym and will look good on your next hike, grocery run, or visit to the farmer’s market.
PC: Electric & Rose
The belted rib pant is oh so comfy and soft. The easy to adjust belt allows for a comfortable approach, yet the pant has an elevated look that allows this piece to go beyond just the house. Everything at Live The Process is ethically made in America and by women. The fabric used to create the belted rib pant is breathable, moisture wicking and wind repellant. The high-tech innovations that go into the fabric make this a pant that you will continue to reach for.
PC: Live The Process
Allbirds are good for the planet and the perfect everyday sneaker, made with natural and renewable materials, which equate to a soft and breathable fabric with a midsole that is made with the world’s first carbon negative green EVA. The classic gray color can easily be worn with multiple outfits, and will keep you stylish and comfortable all day long.
Comfortable and classic, the Strata Tee is a cropped black tee that is made from the softest cotton in Venice, CA. It’s perfect to pair with leggings, sweats, a pair of jeans, or even dressed up with a skirt. The company is founded by a husband and wife team that reside in Venice, California, who are passionate about the environment, especially our oceans, which they support via the Surfrider Foundation.
PC: Electric & Rose