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7 Fresh Ways to Sustainably Transition Into Fall Fashion

Fall is almost here. I can feel it in the tendrils of cool weather that have reached us this past week. Though it’s not officially September, I am looking forward to all the layering, prints, and warm colors (like bordeaux!) that autumn brings. Moving beyond Vogue’s trends of straight lines and muted colors, the coming season gives us an opportunity to roll out the best in warm sustainable fabrics. From cupro and organic cotton to silk and wool, this season is all about layering unique cuts, cute sweaters, and warm jackets. These are some of the chic, cool pieces you can get your hands on for the fall.

Eco-fashion is essentially about looking most like yourself, so these pieces may help you do just that with their sustainable materials, and the fact that they are made in small batches. Here is to leaving summer, welcoming winter, and falling into fall fashion—and its versatility.



ponzu pants

I love prints, and there is no better statement piece than the printed pant. It adds a colorful dimension to any personal style without being arrogant. Lately designers have been taking very bold creative license in designing printed trousers, and this one from H FREDRIKSSON is playing up vertical lines with a woodsy and abstract touch. The color-blocking is elegant, and a reoccurring motif in contemporary fashion which I love. Colorblock is the new basic neutral!  Purchase your own pair of Ponzu Pants at Helpsy.




“Orange is the New Black” is an understatement. This dress proves that orange is the new black, blue, green, and red! This dress is perfect for wearing with tights, a cute pair of vegan boots, and a Moto jacket. Orange has been making a great comeback in fashion and beauty lately—see it on runways and on lips. The bright, warm, and fun shade of this FAMILY AFFAIRS ELTON DRESS proves why we are all gravitating to the color that can’t be rhymed and reasoned with.



H Fredriksson Jump Pants

I love a skinny jean in the fall/winter seasons, but this time of year is also the perfect time to experiment with these M.C Hammer inspired drop crotch JUMP pants from H FREDRIKSSON. Made with the sustainable silky fabric cupro, this pair of high-waisted pants will give you a haute couture silhouette with a crop sweater or a long sleeve cashmere cardigan. These pants give your fall wardrobe a maverick touch. Might I add: The slouchy silhouette is effortless and well tailored, and great with boots.


wrap jacket closed front

Get wrapped up in the cooler seasons with this gorgeous and velvelty wool TITANIA INGLIS WRAP JACKET. This piece is not only versatile, but is manufactured from deadstock wool melton from….wait for it…NYPD uniforms! (Love that detail.) What an innovative way to eliminate fabric waste. Inside is a pinkish beige silk lining ready to boast about how luxuriously well this jacket is made. Cozy up by wrapping yourself in it paired with your fave jeans, or leave it open and watch it drape open easily on those warmer fall days.



putting the kind

Sweater weather is where it’s at, and this super cute, comfy sweater from sustainable brand People Tree is the best companion for your most go-to jeans and boots (or mix it up with a full skirt and flats for a feminine but still casual-comfy look). A simple, interesting statement piece, this sweatshirt is made of 100% certified fair trade cotton, with a design sure to catch the attention of us animal lovers. I would score this sweater now that it’s on sale and in stock. You can share it with your masculine significant other, since it’s unisex. A little something to cozy up to the season with.






Knee-length coats are a must for those days where the only clean thing you have in your closet is that drab grey or black sweater. Throw on this Tilly Ivory Coat by Amy Matto and you’ve taken your casual outfit from a comfy to chic in two seconds. As the fall months cool to winter, this coat is the best transition piece. Perfect with dresses and denim alike, you can never wear out its versatility. I love the classic ivory color for its reminder of a light late fall or early winter snow, and the contemporary cut gives this coat its city-chic vibe. The long zipper helps you decide whether to keep it open, showing off a decadent printed dress, or closed to show off how well fitted it is against your body.






It’s not fall fashion without a cute sweater dress. Thank your lucky stars for the Chic Dress by John Patrick Organic. Made of 100% super fine organic Merino wool, this sleeveless sweater dress is the wisest, and most sustainable, way to stay au courant this fall. Imagine this dress with a great statement belt or a silk bell sleeve blouse. You can take it wherever your style falls. Don’t let this picture fool you, the dress is a little more than knee length, perfect for tights of all colors. Make this traditional piece for you by WERKIN’ IT. 

If you’re looking for  more fashion inspiration, check out these season-less finds on sale right now.


Chrislande Dorcilus is a writer living in Brooklyn, and ever proud of the cliché. She loves feminism, humor, sustainable architecture, and poetry. She hates to love to hate New York, compares bathrooms around the city, avoids the Six train, and misses the ocean. Chrislande is a proud former editorial intern, and blog contributor to the loved feminist publication, BUST Magazine. She hopes to see you at one of their spectacular BUST Craftacular events in Brooklyn this year. She has written for various fashion and media sources online, and is more than excited to delve into the eco-world with “y’all.”