We’re quickly slipping into the hot days of summer, and that means I’ve been slipping into anything that’s soft, comfy, and makes me forget I’m wearing clothes. This pink jersey knit dress from Reformation is all of the above, and it’s the perfect everyday dress to wear. It looks like ballerina-off-duty and feels like the softest pajamas. If the way it looks and feels isn’t enough, it’s sustainably made (along with everything else from Reformation), which is a topic I’ve been pondering more lately as I continue blogging about fashion.
The fact is, I seek out natural, nontoxic, organic, and good-for-the-earth in everything else I do. From the food we buy, to our toiletries and household products, our recycling and plastic habits–we try to keep sustainability top of mind for everything, but fashion was one thing that hadn’t followed for me yet. The draw to get more for less money was stronger when it came to buying clothes. But as I found myself browsing Reformation’s site weekly and wondering when I’d ‘be able’ to buy the clothes I really wanted, it was simply a mindset shift to decide that I could buy what I wanted right now, and just choose to buy less (fast fashion) later. So rather than fill my closet with more items that I like less, I’m investing in sustainably-made items I love while buying less quantity.
This mindset shift about my fashion choices has made a positive impact in more ways than one. I get the benefit of wearing clothes I love while also doing something that’s better for the earth. Reformation particularly sends a nice little summary of how much water, waste, and carbon dioxide you’ve saved from supporting their sustainably grown textiles and US-based labor wages. Not only that, but shopping with sustainability in mind quiets the noise of all the inexpensive fast fashion brands that are so tempting to buy in the moment, but that I probably won’t wear longer than one season. It’s nice to gain a sense of clarity in a world where there’s an endless supply of flashy things tugging at our desires.
Expect to see more Reformation and sustainable fashion brands on here as I seek out sustainability and more thoughtful purchasing in an industry that’s notably bad for the environment. I’m excited to see how this clarity guides my fashion choices and to put more focus on building a wardrobe of quality, lasting pieces. Shop this full outfit below, including this cardigan that I wear literally daily and these white Vans sneakers that instantly give any outfit cool-and-cute vibes.