03 Feb

12 Ethical Outfit Inspirations for Valentine’s Day

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Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with your crush, significant other, friends, family, or just yourself (we highly encourage a bit of self-love and self-care), we’ve got you covered.

Outfit inspiration for Valentine’s Day

“Roses are overrated

Fast fashion is too

We found some cool outfits

To inspire you”

OK, we admit—that rhyme was a little cheesy. But so is love. And Valentine’s Day. And sometimes, it’s best to embrace the moment and go all out for the people in your life you really care about (including yourself).

If there’s one thing we absolutely love here at Good On You, it’s helping you find responsible brands you can trust. No matter your plans this V-Day, if you’re seeking a romantic outfit that matches the mood as well as your morals and can see you through many events to come, our editors have rounded up a selection of looks you’ll love to love.

OhSevenDays

Rated: Good

Illustrated Vegan Silk Boxy Blouse – Ships internationally

OhSevenDays was started by Australian-Canadian Megam Mummery to promote slow fashion and the “power of circularity”. Based in Istanbul, the brand reclaims end of roll fabrics from the city’s garment factories and creates sharp, everyday womenswear that’s as wearable as it is ethical. This blouse is made from vegan silk and if you look closely, you’ll notice the pattern is perfect for, ah, lovers.

Find the blouse in sizes XS and XL, or one size fits all.

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HERTH

Rated: Good
A pair of dark green wide leg silk trousers by Herth.

Silk Pyjama Trousers – Ships internationally from Italy

Silky smooth and super comfortable, HERTH’s silk trousers will pair perfectly with OhSevenDay’s blouse. Made from 100% GOTS-certified organic silk sourced from Como, this top is cut with a relaxed fit and shaped in a sleek silhouette with a round neck and long sleeves.

HERTH is an Italian brand whose design philosophy combines sustainability and ethics with timeless aesthetics. It promotes slow fashion, creating contemporary pieces characterised by clean silhouettes with meticulous attention to detail. Crafted by artisans with only the finest materials, it embodies effortless luxury.

Find the trousers in S-2XL at the time of writing.

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Whimsy + Row

Rated: Good
A woman wearing a sleek black dress by Whimsy + Row.

Camille Dress in Black – Ships internationally from the US

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If you’re looking for the perfect dress for your date, look no further. The Camille Dress is crafted from TENCEL™ and cupro, and features a gorgeous cowl bodice. Whimsy + Row is an eco-conscious lifestyle brand born out of a love for quality goods and more sustainable practices. Since 2014, its mission has been to provide ease and elegance for the modern, consciously-minded woman.

Find the dress in 0-12 at the time of writing.

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Ministry of Supply

Rated: Good
A classic black blazer from Ministry of Supply.

Velocity Suit Jacket – Ships internationally from the US

Blazers are a wardrobe staple. They require little to no styling, and make it super easy to look put together. Dress them up with some heels or boots (see below), or go for a casual vibe with sneakers. In short, the perfect Valentine’s Day companion.

Ministry of Supply is a Cambridge based brand that features sharp, high performing comfortable clothes. This high-tech blazer is designed to outperform classic wool in every situation. Its resilient stretch fabric that retains its crisp lines is a soft-yet-strong fibre that’s machine washable and wrinkle-free, and comprises a modern fit that’s form flattering and sharp. What more could you ask from a blazer?

Find this blazer in 36-48.

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ABLE

Rated: Good
A wide leg check jumpsuit by ABLE.

Maude Jumpsuit – Ships internationally form the US

With its wide leg silhouette, ABLE’s Maude jumpsuit is as versatile as it is stylish. Wear it on its own to make a statement or pair it with a blouse underneath. Wear with your favorite sweater or jacket on top for an effortless look.

ABLE is a US-based clothing and accessories brand that works with communities all over the world to make a meaningful impact, producing slow fashion that pays a living wage to women who have faced extraordinary circumstances. It uses eco-friendly materials, and reuses water and materials to minimise waste. With thoughtful design and a level of quality that guarantees its products for life, its pieces aren’t just an investment for your wardrobe, they are an investment in women around the world.

Find the jumpsuit in 2XS-3XL at the time of writing.

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Unrecorded

Rated: Good
black man wearing white sustainable dress shirt by Unrecorded

Oxford Shirt White – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

Unrecorded is an independent clothing brand from the Netherlands that represents a new wave of unisex brands that are rebelling against the nature of fast fashion. Unrecorded is passionate about style and produces apparel using eco-friendly materials.

Its range includes items that are all year-round essentials suitable for any wardrobe, like the Oxford Shirt, a date night classic, available in white and 9 other versatile colours.

Find the shirts in XS-2XL at the time of writing.

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Good Guys

Rated: Good

Oliver Vegan Chelsea Boots – Ships internationally from France

If you’re looking to complete your outfit with a pair of classic, elegant and vegan pair of boots, then look no further than Good Guys’ Oliver.

Good Guys creates cruelty-free shoes for women and men, founded and designed by Marion Hanania in Paris. Through Good Guys, Hanania aims to create the perfect cruelty-free, made in Europe closet, where no animal product is involved, and the production guarantees fair trade working conditions.

Find the boots in 36-46 at the time of writing.

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AERA

Rated: Good
A pair of bright pink high heel sandals by shoe brand AERA.

Vivien Sandals – Ships internationally from the US

Add a touch of color to your look with AERA’s high-heeled slingback sandals.

AERA is a US vegan luxury shoe brand, making footwear without the footprint. Its shoes are certified Vegan. The brand went to great lengths to ensure that all components are made from non-animal ingredients, yet still maintain the quality and style expected from a luxury shoe.

Find these heels in 35-42 at the time of writing.

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ARTICLE22

Rated: Good

Let’s Spoon Jewelgram Necklace – Ships internationally

How fitting (and adorable) is this ARTICLE22 necklace? Whether it’s with your SO, your friends, your family, your pets, everybody deserves to be loved and spooned on V-Day and every day. Every piece of ARTICLE22 jewellery is locally handcrafted in Laos using recycled materials from Vietnam War bombs, plane parts, military hardware, and other aluminium scraps.

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Automic Gold

Rated: Good
woman wearing 2 gold hoop earrings

Mini Seamless Huggie Hoops – Ships internationally from the U

Discreet and classy these versatile, gold huggies will finish off your outfit really nicely. Plus, they’re great for all types of piercings and are so smooth, you’ll hardly notice you’re wearing them.

Radically wearable jewellery. Queer owned and featuring minimalist designs made from reclaimed materials, Automic Gold is setting new standards for ethical jewellery.

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Filippa K (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start
3 models wearing filippa k

Filippa K was built in Stockholm in 1993, on a backbone of entrepreneurial strength focused on style, simplicity and quality. It uses organic cotton and linen and recycles off-cuts created during the manufacturing process. The brand is also certified as ‘good’ by the Fair Wear Foundation and makes efforts to follow the Fair Wear Responsible Code of Labour.

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Shop Filippa K Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Reformation (Pre-Owned)

Rated: Good
women wearing stylish sustainable dress, jacket, and jumpsuit from Reformation

LA-based Reformation creates killer clothes that don’t kill the environment. The brand also ensures that a large proportion of its suppliers pay a living wage.

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Shop Reformation Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Editor's note

Feature image via Whimsy+Row, all other images via brands mentioned. Good On You publishes the world’s most comprehensive ratings of fashion brands’ impact on people, the planet, and animals. We love to recommend some of the best sustainable brands, rated "Good" or "Great". We also encourage shopping pre-owned as another great way to reduce the impact of our fashion choices. Use our directory to search thousands of rated brands.

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