I adore spring. When the sun finally emerges after a long winter, I come alive again.
Spring in Nashville is crazy, with 80-degree highs followed by 30-degree lows, often with torrential rain in between, so layers are a must. Here are ways to style two spring looks in a weather-friendly way:
Start with: Patterned maxi from Reformation. Reformation seeks to create sustainable, eco-friendly clothing. $248.
Add for warmth: Organic leggings from PACT Organics, made with certified fair trade cotton under the Global Organic Textile Standard. $35.
Tie on: Lace-up boots from Chippewa for a 90s vibe. Bonus: Great protection from sudden spring rain! Handcrafted in the USA. $250.
Finish with: Fringed crossbody bag from Manos Zapotecas. Handmade using traditional techniques in Oaxaca, Mexico, under fair trade principles. $124.
Start with: Striped chambray shirt from Taylor Stitch ($88, Made in California) and organic cotton Prana jeans ($99). Bonus– The jeans are available in 3 different inseams.
Add for Warmth: The Ava Sweater from The Deeply Co and Slumlove Sweater Co. Made in Kenya by artisans earning a living wage. $98.
Tie on: Classic Oxfords from Nisolo, produced in an ethically-run factory in Peru. $168.
Finish with: The Kidist Satchel from FASHIONABLE, handcrafted in Ethiopia. $188.
If the brands here are a bit out of your price range, hit your local thrift store to see what you can find secondhand. Better yet, shop your own closet and put together a similar look!