27 Aug

9 Items You Need to Nail Trans-Seasonal Fashion

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Whether spring has sprung where you are, or the autumn leaves are falling, it’s that time of year again when the weather can swing wildly from one day to another (and sometimes between morning and afternoon). Having a few trans-seasonal fashion pieces in your wardrobe will help you respond to the elements while staying stylish and ethical.

Why do trans-seasonal clothing?

Smart pieces that layer well and work with stripped back outfits are great for unpredictable weather. They’re also better for our conscience. This is because trans-seasonal fashion helps us shrink our wardrobes by having fewer, more useful pieces of clothing and that in turn shrinks our fashion footprint.

In this selection of items from our favourite “Good” and “Great” rated brands you’ll find a timeless denim jacket from Whimsy + Row (US), Outerknown‘s (US) best-selling blank shirt, perfect for layering, as well as a basic white shirt from ASKET (Sweden), a go-to for trans seasonable outfits.

Opera Campi

Rated: Good
A light grey cashmere scarf from Opera Campi.

Sciarpa – Ships internationally from Italy

Founded in 2017, Italian brand Opera Campi creates premium quality garments from locally-sourced raw materials. By using a balanced approach to sustainability, the brand makes conscious choices throughout its supply chain and donates 4% of its profits to social causes. The brand is inclusively sized from 3XS-3XL.

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A.BCH

Rated: Great

A.13 Cropped Zero Waste Sweater – Ships internationally from Australia

A.BCH is a Melbourne-based, Australian-made fashion label for individuals who care about garment provenance. It utilises renewable, organic, and recycled materials. Find the range in sizes XS-XL, or customise to fit you.

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LANIUS

Rated: Good

Check Dress – Ships internationally from Germany

“Love Fashion, Think Organic, Be Responsible” are the maxims of LANIUS. The German brand uses eco-friendly materials, like GOTS certified cotton. All LANIUS facilities are SA8000 certified and it is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. LANIUS' clothes are available in EU sizes 34-44.

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Shop LANIUS @ Curate.

Swedish Stockings

Rated: Great
Person wearing sheer dark green sustainable stockings by Swedish Stockings.

Svea Tights Black – Ships internationally from Sweden

Aren’t we all tired of finding rips and ladders in our stockings after just a few wears? Swedish Stockings are here to solve all your hosiery woes! Made from recycled nylon products in zero-waste factories, this new brand wants to change the way we wear and discard our stockings. Their products are long lasting and will keep your legs warm all through winter, and as you transition towards a lighter spring wardrobe. We caught up with founder Saskia on our blog to find out all about how they do it.

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Shop Swedish Stockings @ LVR Sustainable.

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Shop Swedish Stockings @ Urbankissed.

Womsh

Rated: Good

Vegan Wave in White Rose – Ships internationally from Italy

Fashion and sustainability can go together and Womsh is the brand that proves it. Its shoes are entirely designed and manufactured in Italy, and its clothing range is made from eco-friendly fabrics like organic cotton. Find most shoes in EU sizes 35-42, and clothes in XS-2XL.

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Kuyichi

Rated: Great

Nora Straight Forever – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

Established in 2001, Kuyichi is the first organic denim brand. With “Great” labour and environmental ratings, the brand designs ethical and durable, yet trendy and modern pieces that never go out of style. We love the “Boyfriend” and “Slim” cuts for your trans-seasonal ensembles-paired with a light jacket, t-shirt or singlet, they’re stylish with plenty of room to move.

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Shop Kuyichi @ Staiy.

Whimsy + Row

Rated: Good
woman wearing light wash sustainable denim jacket by Whimsy + Row

Jordan Jacket in Light Blue Denim – Ships internationally from the US

Whimsy + Row is an eco-conscious lifestyle brand born out of a love for quality goods and sustainable practices. Since 2014, its mission has been to provide ease and elegance for the modern, sustainable woman. Whimsy + Row utilises deadstock fabric, and by limiting each garment to short runs, the brand also reduces packaging waste and takes care of precious water resources. Find most products in XS-XL.

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Shop Whimsy + Row @ Earthkind.

Outerknown

Rated: Good
Person wearing checkered blanket shirt by Outerknown.

Blanket Shirt – Ships internationally from the US

Founded by surf champion Kelly Slater, Outerknown is a sustainable brand that aims to blend style and function with the protection of natural resources. The brand is Bluesign certified and has partnered with the Fair Labour Association. Find the range in sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop Outerknown @ Wearwell.

ASKET

Rated: Good

White Shirt – Ships internationally from Denmark

ASKET has been creating timeless wardrobe essentials since 2015 with revolutionary sizing and fair pricing. The brand disregards seasonal collections, cuts out all the middlemen, and only sells directly to you—putting its entire focus on building a single permanent collection. Find the range in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop ASKET.

With these fabulous essentials on hand (or in wardrobe) you’ll be ready for anything, all year round.

Check out our fall and spring capsule wardrobe guides

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