There’s thousands of indie designers and brands tearing up the fashion world with their distinctive detailing and innovative methods of creating ethical clothing. If you need help wading through the internets, I did all the dirty work for you and I’m reporting for duty.
Reporting the latest mens’/womens’ runway trends for spring, here are the must-have tops you need to blossom into spring (minus the florals).
- Let’s Hear You Roar
Life’s never dull if you bring your lion or elephant friends with you. Utilize the safari trend with deep greens, earthy beiges, and pair them with cargo shorts/pants, don’t forgot your leather jacket. Whip, optional.
Ethically made in India and designed in the U.K., Idioma brings you an organic t-shirt that you can be proud of. All their clothing is created in a wind powered factory, how often can you brag about that?
This safari tshirt features animals along with their names in French, English, Spanish, Italian, German and Swahili. International cool.
Safari Allover T, $32
- Sporty Spice
There’s a very specific reason why the athleisure trend will be sticking around…it’s comfy! Wear slim joggers, cool hoodies, and your best gym bag in bright graphics or a monotonous scheme. The in season fabrics for athleisure are French terry, mesh, neoprene, and that lovely spandex for your yoga/clubbing leggings.
Every tomboy has heard of Wildfang with it’s star roster of andro badasses such as Kate Moenigg and Casey Legler, it’s no surprise they’re always in season.
Wildfang makes our heart sing with this relaxed fit French terry pull over. Designed by Obey, you know it’s certified cool.
Rose Society Pullover, $62
- Party in the Sheets
Adding lingerie to your streetwear is not new, but this trend is anything but boring! Wearing lace is a delicate way of adding some boudoir to your everyday, but why not some silky goodness?
Everlane gives you the perf mix of feminine and masculine details with a rich silk in a boxy button up. Get luxe silk, but without the designer mark-up. Ethically made in China, you must check out how cool their factories are.
If you haven’t tried Everlane before, now’s your shot. They’re the rising leader in ethical fashion, according to everyone.
Square Silk Shirt, $88
- To Tie Dye For
This isn’t your school craft table. If you cringe when you hear tie dye, the 90’s called, they don’t even want their print back. The new tie dye is cool, fresh, and oozes positive boho vibes. Now you’re up to date.
We Do Nothing (WDN) is ethically made in the U.K. Don’t let their chill name fool you, they care a lot about ethical practices as their production is audited by the Fair Wear Foundation.
These limited edition organic t-shirts are hand dyed by Emi Kama and also come in aqua and desert.
Acapulo Ocean, $51
- Nitty Griddy
Graphic patterns will always be in, don’t be fooled. Gingham checks, grids, plaid, rock them in everywhere from your tunic, joggers, and even your accessories (a badass cap can last you til summer!).
Wonderfully Canadian and exuding the do-gooder attitude and the follow through, Peau de Loup took menswear styling and quality and brought it the andro masses with their signature shirts. Check out how their sizing is unique and caters to the andro/female for masculine of centre bods. They’re my top Canadian ethical shop, you gotta see why.
- East Meets West
Asian themed fashion light up the runway with designers looking at Japan and China for inspiration. Rich Chinese silk pants, Japanese souvenirs jackets, and Eastern imagery of dragons and wildlife all collide for a luxurious East/West rendezvous.
Siamurai should be your go-to #1 choice for all prints authentically Japanese, but with a modern, gothic feel. A Canadian family owned business, Siamurai’s owners are a creative wife and husband duo that create all their prints by hand.
Lotus Flower Kimono, $54*Prices shown are listed in USD
Links à la Mode, March 31
- Aesthetic Distance: Photoshoot | How To Avoid Looking Like a Hippie at Music Festivals
- The Antisocialista: Minimalist | Perfecting the Carryon
- Cytherial: LAFW | Day 1
- Distinguished Diva: Santorini Travel Diary | Oia Plus Video
- Elements of Ellis: 6 Ways to Wear Spring Pastels
- Grazielle Camilleri: My Just Cavalli Dress
- Happy.Pretty.Sweet: Spark Joy
- Hey Just Jei: Now Trending | 6 Must-Have Tops for Spring
- Life in the Fash Lane: Fishtail Madness
- Lil Miss Bianca: 3 Tips for Staying Stylish on a Shoestring Budget
- Love.Laugh.Explore: Romantic Watercolor Inspiration
- Lucy Van Dean: A Skirt and a Blazer
- M&SANDTHENSOME: Homage to Christian Wijnants and Pajama Dressing
- Moon & the Mirror: The Owl On Leonard Street
- Ms. FABulous: Best Dressed at the 2016 NYC Easter Parade
- Petite Silver Vixen: What to Wear to a Gig at 40+
- Some Velvet Morning: Trench Vest
- Style Diary by Osy: Spring Closet Wishlist
- This Season’s Gold: Ripped | Military Jacket and Pop of Green
- We Are Ready Made: Pastel Delights
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