It’s the time of year when it seems like every night you have an event or a party to attend. That might mean your festive wardrobe needs an update. If you do need to round it out, it’s always best to buy pieces that are sustainably made. Versatility is also important, and if you can find something that’s not overly festive and can be worn throughout the winter (or entire year), that’s a win, as well. Below are five pieces from our Brands to Trust to help you put together all the sustainable party outfits you need for the season.
A printed jumpsuit
Transitioning an outfit from the office to the evening is key this time of year. Wearing a fun jumpsuit is a great way to achieve this. Add a blazer, and it’s workwear-ready, and take off the blazer to let the print shine. Go with Danielle Fichera‘s Chloe jumpsuit in its unexpected yellow florals, printed on sustainable cotton in a circular process that minimises waste. Layer it under a cardigan for the rest of the winter, and wear it on its own come summer.
A bold pair of trousers
Red is a bit of an obvious Christmas-oriented colour, but chances are, most people will go for red jumpers. Be unique and and wear your festive red on your trousers instead. The Parrot Trousers from Benedetti Life are a great choice, and they’re made with 100% organic cotton. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, pair them with a printed shirt, and when the festive season wraps up, keep them in your usual rotation and wear them with a basic black T-shirt.
A bright jumper
Jumpers are always a good idea this time of year. But instead of choosing a typically festive print or colour, go with a hue that’s still bright but slightly more subtle. The Ratley Rib Jumper from Foxology comes in the most universally-flattering blue that’s a lot like Pantone’s 2020 colour of the year, Classic Blue. It’s made in the UK from biodegradable merino wool and seamlessly knitted to limit waste. Wear it with a black slip skirt for a cosy but elevated look.
A twist on the little black dress
For your fancier soirees, you might need a great dress. Instead of opting for a basic black dress, go for one that’s still black, but with a pretty print. The Camilla Ashley dress from VeraRoad is lovely and ladylike, but chemise style and bright floral print make it unique. And, as with all of the brand’s pieces, it’s sustainably made in Tuscany.
A corduroy shirt
Corduroy was hugely popular this year, and if you get it in the right colour and silhouette, it can absolutely be appropriate for a festive gathering. The Ikarus Shirt from Peoples of All Nations is a fun option, with its oversized cut and pale pink colour. The brand uses recycled polyester and recyclable materials in its packaging. Pair the Ikarus shirt with flowing black trousers or a sparkly skirt to dress it up.
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Written by - Tara MacInnis