Our Indoor-Meets-Outdoor Summer Capsule Wardrobe Inspiration In 21 Sustainable Pieces

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Our Indoor-Meets-Outdoor Summer Capsule Wardrobe Inspiration In 21 Sustainable Pieces

What We’re Wearing This Summer

At this moment in the US, we’re looking forward to a summertime that has slow and thoughtful re-emergence into the world. Perhaps it’s a return to the office—or a return to our friends and families across state lines. Either way, we’re feeling ready to embrace super functional (and super cute) garments wherever we go.

Our style this season starts with basics like bike shorts and tees, and swings to the other end of the wardrobe spectrum with flouncy and floral dresses that will never go out of style. (And of course, a swimsuit for good measure). We’re also mixing and matching casual pieces, like outdoor hiking pants, into our workwear rotation because if there’s one thing working from home taught us, it’s that we prefer being comfortable. 😆 

So let us know what you’re wearing these days! We’re currently reaching for variations on these 21 high-quality, ethically made wardrobe staples. These are the pieces we imagine ourselves wearing for years and loving them each time we do. Many of the garments below are also investment pieces from small, independent brands, since that’s who we’re excited to support now more than ever. You’ll most likely find us personally saving up for one or two garments, searching for sales on others, and either thrifting or sourcing lookalikes from our own closets!

If you’re embarking on a capsule for the first time, or want to get inspired by the variety of capsule wardrobes people practice, check out what capsule wardrobes are here.

Capsule Wardrobe Pieces

1. Malibu Muscle Tee by Jungmaven, $72 | XS–XL, made in USA, hand dyed in California, made from hemp and organic cotton
2. Dylan Bra by Girlfriend, $38 | XXS–6X, made with recycled plastic bottles, fair labor standards
3. Cropped Honeycomb Tee by Big Bud Press, $38 | P–7X, designed, dyed, and made in LA, ethically made

4. Essentialist T-Shirt by ADAY, $95 | XS–L, 100 percent vegan, made using Lenzing modal, fair factory standards
5. Gingham Shirt and Short Set by Whimsy + Row, $92+ | XS–XL, 100 percent Tencel, made in LA, carbon neutral company
6. Sierra Flannel Shirt by Outerknown, $128 | XS–XL, 100 percent organic cotton, fair labor standards

7. Mira Cardicoat by Lezé the Label, $140 | XS–2XL, made using regenerated nylon from fishing nets, fair labor and compensation standards
8. Aruna Jacket by Aliya Wanek, $320 | XXS–2X, handmade in California using 100 percent cotton
9. Minimalist Swimsuit by Londre, $98 | XS–5X, fair labor standards, made using recycled water bottles

10. Pocket Bike Short by Pact, $35 | XS–XXL, made with organic cotton and without toxic chemicals, Fair Trade Certified
11. Parker Jeans by Loup, $172 | XXS–3X, designed & made in NYC
12. Open Air Pant by Alder Apparel, $148 | XS–6X, made using BLUESIGN certified modal in audited and fair factory

13. Amelia Dress by ABLE, $130 | XXS–XXL, handmade in India, fair and transparent wages
14. Pat Dress by Sézane, $190 | 2–14, made in the EU, fair labor standards with independent audits
15. Jane Cotton Dress by Loud Bodies, $220 | XXS–10XL, nontoxic dyes, OEKO-TEX Certified fibers, ethical production, custom sizing available

16. Heart Charm Bracelet by The Little Market, $132 | Made fairly by women jewelers in Cambodia
17. Huggie Hoops by Automic Gold, $159 | 100 percent recycled 14k gold, made in New York, recyclable packaging
18. Classic Kanken by Fjällräven, $80 | Part of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Fair Labor Association, products designed for longevity

19. Quinta Slide by Zou Xou, $180 | Sizes 5–11, handmade in Argentina, limited quantity manufacturing
20. Weekend Boot by Alice + Whittles, $198 | Sizes 6–10.5, vegan, virgin plastic-free, made in a family-run factory in Portugal
21. All Day Clog by Nisolo, $180 | Sizes 5–11, fair labor standards, sustainable practices, 0 percent net carbon emissions

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