All These Stylish Wardrobe Basics Have a Feel-Good Secret
The move toward sustainability in fashion is something that's been a long time coming, and finally, sustainable clothing brands are something that's widely discussed and covered. But sustainability shouldn't be the only selling point. We're firm believers that if the item in question is going to be worthy of our hard-earned cash, it needs to be something you'll love enough to wear on repeat. Even better if it has the potential to be a wardrobe basic. We can't resist a good statement piece, but it's the wardrobe basics that we get the most cost per wear out of and that we find ourselves buying in multiple colours.
So we went on a mission to find a plethora of stylish wardrobe basics, period. But the feel-good secret in question is that all the items listed below happen to be sustainable. So you get all the wear-on-repeat potential you desire with a side of eco-friendly feels. And that's what we call a win-win. Read on to find out which brands are doing wardrobe basics best and to shop our picks (of course).
Yes, jewellery can be both a basic and sustainable. Soko works with artisans to make its unique pieces that are perfect for everyday wear, and "the brand uses locally sourced and eco-friendly materials whenever possible."
Yes, you already know that Reformation is leading the way in the cool, sustainable fashion department, but did you know that it stocks a variety of wardrobe basics in addition to its plethora of special-occasion dresses? Shop a couple examples below.
Eileen Fisher is already a go-to for comfortable yet polished basics, and what makes it even better is that the brand has an eco-friendly collection and is working on sustainability across the board.
We all know and love Re/Done for its achingly cool denim and tees. And the fact that it repurposes vintage Levi's for many of its jeans is just the icing on the cake.
Re/Done Levi's Stove Pipe Released Hem Mid Rise Straight Leg Jean ($370)
Available in sizes 24 to 31.
Another crowd favourite for basics, Everlane is committed to making a difference by partnering with ethical factories to produce its direct-to-consumer goods. It also doesn't hurt that it keeps the prices very low.
Charlotte Stone is a breakout sustainable shoe brand that partners with ethical factories in Italy, China, and Los Angeles. As a bonus, her shoes are fun yet versatile.
Citizens of Humanity
Citizens of Humanity is one of the most sustainable denim brands around. It's invested a lot to incorporate "environmentally friendly and socially conscious methods" into the production of its highly covetable jeans and other basics.
ADAY uses recycled materials to create many of its pieces. It also focuses on versatile clothing, e.g., leggings and white T-shirts, that can be worn season after season.
See, don't you feel good now?