Here’s To Easy Breezy Summer Dresses
June 5, 2019
June 5, 2019
What We Considered
No matter how much we love our lightweight denim and t-shirts, there’s just something about throwing on a dress in the summertime and showing the streets who’s boss. Not only does it feel great, but it requires so little thought - no stockings or boots to coordinate - just some easy shoes, maybe a denim jacket and voila, you’re ready to go. So if you’re looking for durable fabrics that will hit you in all the best ways, you’ve come to the right place, my friend.
We love these trusted brands because their style and authenticity resonates with us in a real way. They're making dresses we love at fairer prices - and often doing it in an eco-friendly, socially conscious way we can actually feel good about. That’s right, good vibes only around these parts.
If you ask us, we’d rather have a small handful of go-to dresses that make us feel great time and time again, over a whole bunch of inexpensive Zara frocks that are harmful to Mother Earth and will only last a short while. Take Reformation for example - with every ridiculously amazing, badass dress, you’re supporting a company that’s working hard to minimize water input, energy input, land use, eco-toxicity, greenhouse gas emissions and human toxicity. Phew, we’re out of breath. These dresses may be an investment, but they're damn worth it.
So go ahead. You deserve a summer of effortless style and impossibly soft dresses.
Modern Citizen is a destination for modern women where you’ll find refined, eye-catching styles, with truly accessible price tags. We can’t get enough of their playful prints and burnt summer hues that have us feeling oh so summer ready (now if only the weather would cooperate). Don’t mind us while we take a minute to add their lightweight dresses to the top of our summer must-haves list.
Reformation is all about sustainability with feminine (and some might say sexy) styles. If you’re down to show off your figure, there’s no better way to do it than these gorgeously crafted, eco-friendly dresses. We love Reformation because they’re protecting our one-and-only planet and bringing us clothes we just can’t get enough of. Wear one of these bad boys, and heads are sure to turn.
Dôen is a brand motivated by nostalgia and known for their vintage Cali take on past decade replicas - not to mention, their intricate hand-woven designs are hard to forget. So get ready to daydream. Founded by a team of inspirational women that set out to change the world, Dôen is so much more than just a beautiful clothing brand. Dôen is dedicated to closing the gender gap by working with women-owned, women-run factories, and by partnering with “Room To Read” to promote literacy and gender equality in the areas where their clothing is produced (countries in Asia & Africa).
AYR - pronounced “air”, gives us the luxury of lightweight fabrics in killer silhouettes as part of their perfect seasonal essentials, which is what the brand is all about. Rather than focusing on the label or logo, AYR believes it’s all about the woman who wears it. Second that, girlfriend, second that. And the key to success is all about our confidence, so let’s be sure to strut our stuff in these standout go-tos that will have everyone asking where your dress is from.
Meet Cuyana - universally flattering staples with a refined aesthetic. And yes, this is the brand known for the stunning leather totes you’ve seen around town. Like us, Cuyana believes less is more, when it comes to both their style and their minimal wardrobe approach. We shouldn’t be surprised that their motto of Fewer, Better Things also extends into a Lean Closet program that works to get unloved apparel into the hands of abuse victims, helping out women who truly need it.
Aspiring to turn heads with self expression, The Kit celebrates personal style. Founder Daniel Vosovic is a Fashion Designer-turned-Founder, who set out to create an independent brand that doesn’t produce waste (a problem that’s all-too-common across the apparel industry). One of the ways The Kit does this is by digitally printing every garment - that means that no ink or water is used unless that garment has a home. Hell yeah, let’s all applaud that effort.
With cotton fibers that hail directly from the Nile Delta in Egypt, we can’t help but daydream about how soft Kotn’s fabric is. Kotn claims to have the softest cotton around, and we just so happen to be able to personally confirm that. And to top it off, is there anything better than a summer dress with pockets?! Nah. So grab a Kotn dress and get ready to head for the day - or crawl back into bed... whatever. These eco-friendly dresses will work perfectly with whatever your day has in store.
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