Boots Made for Walking
Come October, you’ll usually find me in a pair of well loved ankle boots. I love how versatile they are, and the slight polish they lend to even the most laid-back of looks. When I first began to explore ethical fashion, I struggled to find shoes and boots that were what I wanted, but as time has passed, the options have increased. Today I’m sharing my favorite ankle boots on the market this autumn to give you some beautiful mindful options, and hopefully spare you the endless Google trail I went on a couple of years ago. Get ready to stomp through the autumn leaves! Here’s the footwear for the job.
Vintage for Autumn
Fall is quite possibly my favorite time of year when it comes to dressing. I love all of the layering, cozy knitted pieces, plaid, tweed, and combinations of neutral and jewel tones. The textures and colors create so much warmth, dimension, and interest allowing for a wonderful sense of creativity in the construction of an outfit. As I’ve approached autumn dressing this year, I’ve found myself browsing vintage shops. There are so many incredible classic pieces available for this season, making it a great time to experiment with vintage shopping if you haven’t already. From cable knits, to unique outerwear, here are some of my favorites this fall.
A New Season
Happy Monday friends! I’m starting to plan for my fall capsule wardrobe, even though the weather has gone back up to summer-esque proportions this week. I recently pulled all of my autumn clothing out of storage, and began to evaluate what I wanted to keep, get rid of, and purchase for the new season. Unfortunately a few of my pieces were attacked by some moths with expensive taste, so I’m anticipating having to replace a few more pieces than usual. While I’ll be thrifting and sewing several items, I also want to purchase from a few ethical brands this fall, both so that I can try them out, and so I can share my experiences with you. Here are some of the pieces I’m eyeing for autumn!
Ethical Brands? They’ve Got Em!
When it comes to shopping ethically at department stores, Nordstrom far outshines the majority here in the states. Not only does Nordstrom have an entire category devoted to pieces made in the U.S.A., they also carry a variety of fair fashion favorites including Eileen Fisher and Amour Vert. Nordstrom also has a number of ethical handbags including vegan options, and if you are also interested in natural beauty products, clean green brands such as RMS and Jane Iredale are available on their website. I hope this post encourages you that ethical brands are readily available at many stores with just a little bit of research– read on to see my favorite fair finds from Nordstrom!
Which piece was your favorite?
Do you have any favorite fair brands at Nordstrom?
I’d love to hear!
If you have been a reader of Chic Éthique for a while, you will know that I love thrift shopping for my wardrobe. It’s an economical way to fill out a wardrobe while being conscious of the environment, ethics, and charitable causes all at once. Growing up, my mother shopped for me at thrift shops and garage sales, and as a teenager, I didn’t like wearing thrifted things or visiting thrift stores. As I learned more about the fashion industry, however, I fell in love with it, and was so grateful to my mom for showing me how it was done, even if I didn’t appreciate it at the time. I often get asked if I have any advice for thrifting, so today I’m sharing five thrifting tips. Find them below in both written and video forms, and let’s get thrifting!