5 outfits for transitioning to spring
Move from your winter to spring wardrobe in luxurious cruelty-free and vegan style By Victoria Featherstone Pearce
Spring is in the air, so to help you seamlessly step into springtime without having to buy a whole new wardrobe, I’ve picked my top five favourite pieces that your outfits will thank you for, and you can wear again and again. All items are vegan, ethically sourced and tried and tested by myself during my own search for planet-friendly, luxury vegan fashion.
Panther Studded Vegan Suede Pump in Black
Check out these super versatile vegan heels that not only look fabulous but can take you from day to night by going with virtually any outfit. Dressed up or down these comfortable studded shoes (with a low, 7cm heel) will no doubt help you stand out and give your outfit that polished look.
Shoe brand GURU mtp was created in 2019 in Montpellier in the south of France. The brand, which has been featured in ELLE and other high-fashion mags, was born of the desire for fashion that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is ethical.
GURU mtp was founded by two designers who both possessed the drive to change some of the fashion industry’s practices to match their beliefs. The brand offers a collection for fast-paced city life, but with an edge of both sexiness and sophistication. You’ll find simple, accessible designs with a hint of rock 'n' roll seduction.
Blonde Gone Rogue
Sustainable Long Blazer
The Sustainable Long Blazer is a simple but chic wardrobe game-changer that’s truly versatile and a perfect wardrobe staple for transitioning into warmer weather. This eco-friendly blazer is made from up-cycled cotton and features two front pockets, long slits on the side and three-quarter bell sleeves, perfect for business meetings or casual outfits.
‘Wear with love’ is Blonde Gone Rogue’s moto, one of the newest additions to the London sustainable fashion scene. The brand uses up-cycled, recycled and organic fabrics to create stunning clothing for the dynamic, urban individual.
The Blonde Gone Rogue team are always on the lookout for the most sustainable, highest quality materials to create their range. All their clothing is made responsibly in Bulgaria and Blonde Gone Rogue work closely with the production team to ensure fair working practices. Do check
out this fabulous brand.
The Boyfriend Jean
Uplift your look and inject some sunshine and glamour into your outfit simply by swapping a dark denim for a lighter fabric. You’ll never experience that ‘I’ve got nothing to wear’ feeling again with this pair of Boyfriend Jeans as they go with every outfit and style. They’re great fitting too, hugging the hips for a feminine fit and with subtly tapered legs that are slightly cropped.
Made with organic cotton that’s produced and certified to organic agricultural standards, these jeans are also ethical. Production in this way sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people by using natural processes rather than artificial inputs. You’ll find no toxic chemicals or GMOs in the production methods, just a combination of tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote a good quality of life for all involved.
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Nyssa Top in Purple Floral Snakeskin Print
Full of spring promise, this stunning snakeskin print blouse will easily brighten and freshen up your look. More than just a pretty top though, it’s made from 100 per cent recycled polyester! This tie top is printed with a tropical floral snakeskin mix print on purple fabric making it an uplifting springtime essential. Cut with an elasticated waist, tie front and long sleeves, it is perfect for wearing with jeans and heels, a mini skirt or wide leg trousers and flats. What’s more, your purchase will be sent in a vegetable bag that is 100 per cent compostable. That basically means it will disintegrate and completely return to the Earth the same as organic waste, leaving no toxic chemicals behind. It’s home compostable, so you can toss it into the veg peel bin or compost it yourself. How cool is that?!
Vegan ‘Silk’ Scarf
I stumbled upon this unique fashion-meets-art concept while looking for a luxurious vegan silk scarf and was blown away by this artists’ work. Vegan creative Sue Gardner produces luxury vegan silk scarves printed with images from her original oil paintings! Every scarf is one-of-a-kind with so many colours in each design that the look of the scarf changes each time it is worn.
Do check out Sue Gardner’s stunning animal art on canvas and her amazing vegan scarfs that are a soft, shiny and cruelty-free silk alternative. They are perfect for adding colour to any outfit in an instant.