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Closet Crushes: My Picks For Sustainable Spring Style

Sica Schmitz

Posted on April 19 2018

Closet Crushes: My Picks For Sustainable Spring Style

Springtime in the Northwest is absolutely magical. The sun sparkles off the water, the sky is a creamy, dreamy blue, and the trees are a gorgeous... evergreen (of course).

After a dark winter (both literally and otherwise) this change of season has me noticing the changes in myself. The past few months have been deeply transformative for me; after a break-up, a 10-day silent retreat, a move, and yoga teacher training, my body, mind, and heart have shifted in so many seen and unseen ways. As I navigate through this newer, different, much more meditative version of myself, I find my personal style is changing as welll. I'm not especially surprised by this - I've long believed that what we wear is an expression of who we are (both consciously and unconsciously), and even though the past few years I had built a wardrobe I absolutely loved for the person I was then, I'm noticing that with this new season (of year, and life) it no longer honestly encompasses me.

I've been thinking a lot about who am I? and what that looks like in terms of my style. I've been surprised to discover that after a long period of mostly black and grey I am now growing a fondness for pastels, and even florals (gasp). I've been browsing some of my favorite designers and shops and slowly getting acquainted with this new version of myself that totally wants to wear pretty and shimmery things, and so this week as I share some of the pieces I am eyeing and wearing, I invite you to ponder: What's awakening in you this Spring, and how can you most fully express it?



Miakoda: The Robe
$122 | Made in New York
vegan, female founder, Made in USA


Wouldn't this be divine to wear... over basically everything?



Bhava: Selma Slide Loafer
$129 | Made in Spain
vegan, female founder, artisan made


Simplicity is key, especially when you're in and out of shoes all day for yoga classes.






Peri: Baja Dress
$140 | Made in Los Angeles
vegan, female founder, Made in USA


The ultimate in effortless, throw-it-on, casual chic style.



Twinkle Apothecary: Shimmer Powder
$14 | Made in Oklahoma
vegan, female founder, Made in USA


You can add this shimmer to anything (creams, lotions, oils, your skin...) so if it seems like I'm glowing, I probably am.



Groceries Apparel: Organic Cotton and Eucalyptus Monarch Top
$78 | Made in Los Angeles
vegan, organic, Made in USA


This is one of those perfect pieces that you could wear for everything (to work, to date, to yoga). Plus it's machine washable!



True Ethic: Fair Trade Wooden Jewelry Box
$38 | Made in India
vegan, female founder, fair trade

Apparently my new self really likes to organize. Like, a lot.



Orgotton: 5-in-1 Organic Bodysuit
$110 | Made in Philadelphia
vegan, female founder, Made in USA


I adore the versatility of this top - it can be worn so many ways (like, much more than 5), which is perfect for travel.



Jill Milan: Faux Leather Dog Leash
$50 | Made in Italy
vegan, female founder, artisan made


The weather is so lovely to take a walk! With your dog.... or cat(s)....



Annaborgia: Sequin Donna Top
$150 | Made in Italy
vegan, female founder, artisan made


Shimmer in the day, in the evening.... in yoga?



Azura Bay: Serena Floral Yoga Capris
$52 | Made in Colombia
vegan, female founder, fair trade


I've finalize realized what my yoga practice is missing: florals.



EcoVibe Apparel: Maggie Tencel Denim Shirt
$68 | Made in China
vegan, female founder, plant based


A good denim shirt is a wardrobe staple and hard to find, especially when you're trying to be thoughtful to people and the planet (and your wallet). Problem solved!



$85 | Made in Turkey
female founder, organic, gives back


I'm totally feeling this message right now (and get soooo many compliments when I wear this tee, which is always a nice feeling!).



Anekdot: Bowback Bikini Bottom + Lin Bikini Top
$82 - $92 | Made in Berlin
vegan, female founder, recycled


Okay, so, I still want a little bit of black in my closet.


A note on ethics in writing: 

I may sometimes (but not always) use affiliate links in my blog when talking about products or services that I truly suggest, which means that I may get a small commission if you end up buying or trying something through a link I share. This is one of the ways that I continue to fund the stories and programs that Bead & Reel creates and supports.



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