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Slow Fashion, Eco Fashion, Fair Fashion – all of them are important but in my mind different things. Thanks to my cooperation partner CALIDA, however, today I can combine all three topics in one article:
- Slow Fashion: the idea to consume less and more consciously
- Eco Fashion: Here the focus is on sustainability and sustainable materials
- Fair Fashion: The focus here is on ethically correct, fair and well-paid working conditions
Using the CALIDA I LOVE NATURE t-shirt made of TENCEL® MICRO I want to show you that you can style a garment, here a white shirt, in so many different ways that having a thousand tops in your wardrobe is simply not necessary. The CALIDA shirt is super sustainable and made in Europe. It is made out of TENCEL® MICRO which consumes 20 times less water than cotton, is produced in a closed cycle, and the entire top is 100 percent compostable, including the thread and label.
You can read more about the T-shirt, why it’s so sustainable, and what I think of it in my I LOVE NATURE campaign blog post!
Today I would like to show you 5 looks with the T-shirt. I personally find such styling articles inspiring, but I also want to prove that a “simple” white T-shirt can be very versatile. I’ve created the looks in a way and also described below, so that you can style them similarly, even without having exactly the same pieces in the closet. Actually, I just combined clothes that I’ve owned for a long time with the shirt. I did not want to create any crazy high fashion outfits that are out of reach but show fashionable street styles.
Look 1: culotte and vest
The culotte trend has even caught on with me! I bought these pants in Vienna and have been living in them ever since! This is the only new thing that I show in this series. They can be super casual, but also really chic style. The easiest way to create a chic look, of course, is with high heels. But I rarely wear them anymore and therefore I prefer simple black sandals. To make the t-shirt look a bit more elegant, I combine it with a long vest (which is actually a sleeveless dress, a sleeveless trench coat would fit even better), dark lips and a chic business bag.
Look 2 blazers and skinny jeans
One of my standard looks: black skinny jeans, a bright top and then, depending on the weather, a jacket. Even better is a gray over-sized checkered blazer, but I wanted to work with only the things that have been hanging in my wardrobe for a long time. Just be creative and adjust the looks depending on what you find in your wardrobe! By the way: I really liked to wear these boots some time ago. Now, after two years in which I did a lot of backpacking and was on the road in the summer where I seldom wore tight shoes, I can barely walk in them, haha. Backpacker problems!
Look 3 Mini Skirt & Red Lips
Another standard look of mine! I have already shown this look several times on the blog and / or on Instagram. I just like the combo of a loose shirt and a tight, black skirt. A patent leather look skirt would be even better in this outfit, but again I wanted to use only “older” clothes from my closet. If you are not into short skirts, I recommend Pencil skirts or a long, black maxi skirt. To upgrade the monochrome look, I recommend bright red lips!!
Look 4 Layering with a summer dress
The summer is coming to an end … unfortunately! I am a real summer child and love summer, sun, sunshine. This is also reflected in my wardrobe, because I have a disproportionate amount of dresses hanging in my closet at home. But I wear these almost all year round, thanks to the layer look! The CALIDA shirt can be worn very well under other things because it is so soft and supple. I recommend a dress with a lower neckline. Here I just made the straps of my black dress a bit longer. The layered look simply looks a bit better this way.
Look 5: Relaxed with a Cropped Hoodie
I have some shorter sweaters. You may wonder how they are supposed to be worn…but I really like cropped hoodies because I can play a lot with layered looks! Here I once again wore the CALIDA shirt underneath, but of course you can also combine any other tops and dresses that you like!
I hope, together with my cooperation partner CALIDA, I was able to present five looks that inspired you a little bit more for slow fashion. If you want to know more about the 100 percent compostable I LOVE NATURE Shirt, then click here.
Which look do you like best? I am looking forward to your feedback!!!