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5 ways to wear a button down shirt

A classic button down shirt is a wardrobe staple. Boyfriend style or fitted, it can be worn anywhere and styled to accommodate any personality.

1. Meghan - Understated and stylishly simple, pairing a button down with jeans or a simple trousers is a classic look that will always work. The recycled leather bag is a classic style that would be worn well with any look. Available from PaperThinks
 

2. J. Law - A little bit of boho flair makes this look charming and approachable. We recommend a fitted shirt with a  tuck or half tuck of the shirt to keep the volume slimmer. These wool culottes sold by Cooperativa are an easy item to style and make a good canvas to build a variety of looks.
 

3. Poppy - Bright contrasting colors are an immediate pick me up and attention-getter. 2forjoy has a selection of fantastic sustainable wardrobe building items including full skirts. 
 

4. Gal - A pencil skirt is another wardrobe staple and pairing these two basics with some metallic shoes and accessories elevates the look from basic to breathtaking. This Sseko cow horn bangle is a stylish decoration for the arm. 
 

5. Kristen - Earth tones and nature inspired accessories make are what make this look so down-to-earth, without sacrificing style. The suede skirt is by R. M. Williams, a specialty boot maker from Down Under. 

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5 ways to wear bright pants

Brightly coloured trousers are easy to work into a versatile wardrobe. Here are some fun ways to style them.  

1. Midwest  Comfortable and casual but still stylish. A sweatshirt can get dressed up with the right accessories. This Claire V. clutch is a perfect compliment. 

2. Southeast  I'm not normally a fan of printed t-shirts but an occasional positive message works for a busy day outfit. Recycled and recyclable vegan flats from Rothys add a little but of edge to this look.

3. Northeast   This FAIR+true blouse is a delightful take on a button down. It'll dress up any look.

4. Northwest   A open cardigan is a wardrobe staple that works as an added layer for any look. Matt&Nat's vegan bags are a classic accompaniment. 

5. Southeast  Easy, breezy, a white tunic top is another wardrobe staple that works with so many looks. A pair of long necklaces like these from Baroni designs put some polish on this casual ensemble.

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Style Spotlight - Cooperativa

Luxurious and sustainable at the same time, these pieces from Cooperativa are flirty and fun. All of the items on their site are made by South American designers, many of whom are reviving or continuing traditional crafts and cultural aesthetics. 

We styled this look for a night out, combining pieces from 4 different designers that are available in the site. It was hard to choose from all of the many wonderful pieces so look for another set in the furture. 

Bustier SANDRA WEIL  Shorts KRIS GOYRI  Necklace by LUCCA LUC  Bracelet ISHI

Vegan leather boots BEAD AND REEL   Bag AMOUR VERT

5 ways to wear an off the shoulder top

Not sure what else to do with that top? Here are some ideas that will take you from end of summer into fall. 

1. North East

Perfect for those evenings on the East Coast beaches that are starting to cool off. Floaty culottes keep the summer feeling while a scarf add an extra layer of warmth and style. 

2. Pacific Northwest

A great look for going from the coffee shop to the farmer's market. 

3. SoCali

Summery shorts are a great match for this top, especially when paired with some glittering accessories that help you express your inner diva. 

4. South of the Border

No better way yo keep those summer feelings flowing than to embrace colour, and lots of it!

5. Midwest

Simple but not boring, this look includes a collection of some staple pieces that will be a slow-fashion closet's best friends. 


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5 ways to wear a printed skirt

Every week, ToLoveStyle brings you style inspiration on how to wear wardrobe basics. We believe that versatility is the key to a functional, healthy, sustainable wardrobe. We hope the 5 ways to wear series can help inspire new combinations. As a subscription service, TLS will create personalized looks for you with the clothes that are already in your closet. 

1. Matchy-Matcy It is never the wrong answer to pair matching separates. It looks sophisticated, coordinated, and totally boss. Just make sure not to let the accessories get too busy. 

2. Simplicity Rules A simple white shirt should be the staple of every wardrobe. Dressing it up with glimmering bright compliments elevates the look from 'Plain Jane' to 'Doin' It Diva'.

3. Pretty Preppy A color block cardigan will always give off a little NE vibe but partnered with a printed skirt, it tells an entirely different story. 

4. Colder Shoulder The trend doesn't seem to be going any where so why not liven it up with some creative colour? 

5. Regal Ruffles When this look walks into any room, everyone will be ready to pay close attention to the goddess drifting into their vision. 


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Versatility = Slow Fashion

We find the key to embracing a slow fashion lifestyle is to look for key pieces that are highly versatile and can be used in multiple ways like this garment from Siizu. The soft navy linen works well through multiple seasons whether is is worn as a dress or a jacket. 

Sustainable accessories from:

Rothy's         No. 13 London      AmourVert    Modavanti    Angela Roi

5 ways to wear stripes

1. Vertical

You don't need us to tell you that vertical stripes are slimming and elongating.

2. Colorful

No reason keep to only a few colors with your stripes. Something bold can make a cheerful statement.

3. Every which way

Using stripes in a variety of directions creates a fantastic silhouette and lots of swing.

4. Bright

Simple stripes are most often seen in black or navy. These bright stripes are anything but basic.

5. Multiple width

Wide bands of color mixed with well spaced stripes make for great style in this dress.

5 ways to wear a bold hat

Shop the looks here

1. Movie Heroine

This look has a vintage feel like something that an old school movie star would wear for a night on the town.

2. Trend Setter

A major sleeve and some simple accessories are the perfect accompaniment for a statement hat.

3. Boho Babe

A pair of wide leg pants in a neutral color are a fantastic compliment to a boldly colored hat.

4. Denim Diva

Since jeans go with everything, they make the perfect compliment for a bold head piece.

5. Office Hottie

Hats might not be appropriate office attire but they can certainly be a great piece to help transition to an after work ensemble with ease.

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5 ways to wear a sweatshirt

Now that sweatshirts are officially allowed out of the house, here are 5 fab ways to wear yours to any event on your calendar.

1. Rock & Roll

A bum-covering sweatshirt is great paired with leggings & some fun boots. Of course you'll need the requisite moto jacket to finish the look.

2. Pop

Confetti pattern pants and a confetti necklace would be the perfect pep to get that sweatshirt concert ready. After all, a statement necklace changes everything!

3. Folk

Layering a sweatshirt over a summer maxi dress will instantly add more seasonal life to the dress. A little sparkle with some comfy shoes makes an appropriate look for any casual occasion.

4. Jazz

Shimmer and a sweatshirt? Why not! In this you'll look swanky enough to get into the club and still comfortable enough to sway to the beat.

5. Country

Laid back, low key, ready for the road, and with a  story to tell. This story is to be narrated by the accessories.

5 ways to wear a maxi skirt

1. Air Goddess - Theia (Greek)

The feathers, leaves, and image of a dream catcher in this look lend to an airy, light feeling. Perfect for a casual day of walking and admiring the wonders of nature.

2. Water Goddess - Sedna (Inuit)

The flow of a cowl neck partnered with the drape of a jersey maxi are reminiscent of soft waves lapping at the shore line. It'll be easy to feel graceful, steady, and clam in this look.

3. Metal Goddess - Arianrhod (Celtic)

Silver and grey are a fantastic compliment in this metallic inflected look. It's ready from everything from drinks to brunch to a springtime stroll.

4. Earth Goddess - Kuan Yin (Buddhist)

With all the colours of spring bursting forth from this ensemble, it'd be easy to embrace the inner goddess in all of us.

5. Fire Goddess - Hestia (Greek)

This fire is white hot! The sparks fly in the accents of silver jewelry and beads down the blouse. Great for a desk to dinner type of day.

5 ways to wear an open cardigan

1. Open Heart

Literally in this case. A plunging neckline just barely visible beneath the open cardigan (along with some bright accessories) will hint at your openness to all the world has to offer.

2. Open Bar

It may be dark but some bright accessories will light your path directly to where you need to be. Perched stylishly at the bar, of course.

3. Open Mind

Perfect for a day of walking around looking at modern art or modern fashion, which requires an open mind and comfortable shoes.

4. Open Office

Offices may be getting a little less formal but that doesn't mean that you don't need to look good. Just try not to distract your co-workers.

5. Open Table

While you are walking to your table, all eyes will be on you as you gracefully cross the room and stylishly take your seat.

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5 ways to wear a full skirt

1. Pink Cadillac

For a classic look, tuck a silk blouse into your full skirt and slip on a pair of pumps. Great for office, dinner, party, or brunch.

2. Red Shoe Diaries

A pair of red pumps with a cropped red sweater paired with the full skirt turns it into a come-hither look.

3. Grey Gardens

There is nothing at all depressing about this look. A fitted jacket balances out the fullness of the skirt. The adorable flats are ready to take you to market, or wherever you are headed.

4. White Oleander

This look, reminiscent of something Holly Golightly would have thrown on to look effortlessly chic, is as delicate as a flower.

5. The Black Dahlia

A little bit of edge gives this look a rock feel, but the comfort level means you can wear it anywhere.

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