Look Cute While Staying Cool

by Guest Writer

With forecasters predicting record highs this summer, it’s finally time to put those winter coats away and strap on those sandals and sun dresses.

Did you know that eco-friendly couture is not only good for the environment but it’s lighter (think less sweat) and better for your skin? With that piece of knowledge, here are 5 eco-friendly must haves to beat the heat and stay on trend for summer…

Snake-Print Sandals

Reptiles crawled all over the fall fashion runways in September. Make sure you’re on trend with a great pair of snake print sandals like these Cara Sandals from Stella McCartney– vegan leather and faux-skin. We love them because they’re comfortable and cruelty-free.

The Everyday Blouse

As much as we love hitting the beach during the summer months, we still need to pop into the office (at least a few times). To avoid that dreaded “back sweat”—yes, we have all experienced it and rush to the bathroom to try and cool off before heading into that morning meeting—try a light colored, loose fitting blouse that won’t stick to your skin. We love the Alice Blouse from amour vert because it’s eco-conscious and sustainable.

Travel Bags

When you do get to enjoy those weekend getaways and extended vacations, make sure you’re traveling in style. Della accessories has 100% vegan leather travel accessories like tie-dye travel bags that are great for storing your toiletries. We love them because Della accessories are handcrafted by a community in Ghana, which supports education, skill training and better job opportunities.

Fringe Jacket

Another trend for the warmer months (think cool evenings on the water), is the fringe jacket. We love ethica’s Augustine Fringe Jacket because it’s made from organic fabrics and vegetable-tanned, chrome-free leathers.


Don’t forget to accessorize! One must-have for the summer season are bangles like the Skelton Coast Etched Cuff found at Nordstrom. We love them because these bold bangles from The Base Project support artisans in the developing world.

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