WORKWEAR: LOOK 1
As a work-from-home-er, this is a little bit of a change from my usual "workwear" get-up: on a Monday morning you'll usually find me in trackies, leggings or, in winter, both!
Although I don't work in an office day-to-day and I definitely don't have to follow a strict dress code, there are times when a smart, office-appropriate look is required and this for me is the perfect solution. A simple printed dress will never go out of style — practical, convenient and smart, it's worth splurging a little bit more on, bearing in mind that you'll be able to wear it time and time again. This one could also be changed up with a different belt, polo-neck underneath for some wintering layering and would similarly look totally different paired with heels and a blazer. For this look, I've kept my accessories simple in keeping with the mindset that loud earrings, bags or shoes probably don't fly in the average city office.
Read on for more details on these brilliant brands.
Bozena Jankowska is an award-winning sustainable womenswear label inspired by environmental and social issues, producing limited edition capsule collections. Bozena is committed to reducing the label’s environmental footprint by incorporating sustainable fabrics into its collections and has made it its long-term mission to incorporate ever more innovative and sustainable fabrics into its future collections. The brand is continuously searching and talking to textile mills who can supply environmentally friendly and sustainable alternatives to conventional fabrics.
Maiyet is a modern, ethical and luxurious fashion brand that partners with global artisans to incorporate exquisitely handcrafted details and unexpected fabric techniques into its collections — all sourced globally and made locally. Headquartered in the heart of downtown New York, Maiyet partners with artisans in places such as India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Mongolia, Peru, Bolivia, and Thailand. They rely heavily on the support of NEST, an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to training and developing artisan businesses.
Founded in 2001, Beyond Skin is the first independent British luxury vegan footwear brand dedicated to designing cruelty-free luxury shoes for fashionable yet ethically conscious women. Beyond Skin was created in response to the challenging predicament of combining both style and fashion with an ethically conscious lifestyle. All of the brand's collections are produced in Spain with fabrics and components sourced from both Spain and Italy.
FOREST & FAWN
Forest & Fawn is a contemporary jewellery and accessories brand, based in Bristol. Each piece of jewellery is created by hand using recycled eco sterling silver and 9-carat eco gold, as well as responsibly sourced diamonds and stones.