The weather is still warm and we’ll be sad to see the back of summer, but it does mean one thing – time to dig out the cosy sweaters and autumn wardrobe staples as the seasons start to change!
If it’s time to refresh your wardrobe, we’re here to help you out.
I’ve been taking a look at some of the hottest trends on the catwalks for the season ahead and finding some ethical alternatives, so you can upgrade your look guilt-free. Check out my 4 favourite seasonal trends and ethical buys:
In the Navy
Army style might have dominated the past few seasons but this autumn designers are looking to another military branch for inspiration. Expect to see sailor pants and double-breasted coats as Navy style is back in.
This nautical striped jacket from People Tree fits right in, and it’s 100% organic Fairtrade cotton too!
Or check out this pencil skirt with the classic Navy-style buttons, perfect for work from Asos Eco Edit.
Big bold florals are here to stay! Prints are definitely in this season, and I love the “Sian Printed Trousers” from Monsoon (with a name like that of course I would!) as an ethical twist on this catwalk favourite. Beautiful botanical florals and a tapered leg make these perfect for warmer autumn days in the office.
Pretty in plaid
Plaid made a comeback on the New York Fashion Week runways and the trend is being given a twist in many Fall 2016 collections.
I personally can’t wait for chunky tights and warm winter boots, and I’ve got my eye on this checked skirt from Beumont Organic. The soft pastel tones make it gorgeously girlie and right on trend. This could definitely become a wardrobe staple to love for years to come!
Ethically made in England, Beaumont Organic are committed to supporting English clothing manufacturers, keeping their supply chains small and transparent and keeping their carbon footprint low.
This season it is easy being green! From bomber jackets to evening wear, emeralds were everywhere in autumn catwalk shows.
Our friends at Nu Blvck are launching their autumn winter collection with a gorgeous range of accessories, including the beautiful black/green scarf, designed by Ruth Williams and hand knitted In Scotland.
The leather loop really makes it stand out as a unique accessory to keep you warm on crisp autumnal days, and their ethical credentials check out as they’re committed to transparency at every stage.
You can get your hands on one by backing their Kickstarter campaign, check it out here.
Wrap it up
You can’t go wrong with a scarf in the Autumn. These dark red beauties from our collection have been a best seller. The metallic silk is right on trend and brings a touch of glam to basic outfits.
They’re hand woven from beautifully soft silk by artisans in Cambodia – made under Fair Trade principles with profits reinvested into helping Cambodian women start their own sustainable businesses.
They’re limited edition handmade from our capsule collection so get yours before they’re gone!
Trends are changing all the time and it can be hard to keep up and keep it ethical. Slow fashion is all about capsule collections and choosing pieces that will last and stand the test of time. Check out our introduction to ethical fashion if you’re wondering where to start.
If you’ve found some ethical fashion gems for the Summer, we’d love to hear about them. Tweet us a photo @LoveLittleLotus and help us share the love.
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