Lately, I’ve been trying to be more mindful about how my fashion choices impact the environment. The fashion industry is the second-largest polluter in the world––and fast fashion is a big part of that. While I love to add in a trendy piece or two to my every day looks, I’ve always tried to avoid shopping fast fashion. Aside from the fact that the quality of clothes from fast fashion companies is extremely poor, buying from these companies is highly wasteful. With that being said, I’ve been shopping at stores that I know are resourceful, high-quality, and pay attention to their footprint.
Reformation is one of my favorite ethical brands to shop at. While I consider my style to be minimalistic, I am obsessed with Reformation’s summer line. The floral patterns, puffed sleeves, and ruffles that are classic to their pieces are the perfect balance of feminine and minimal. Reformation is definitely an investment, most of their pieces run for at least upwards of $100. However, I prefer to buy clothing that I know is going to last me a long time.
Today, I’m sharing with you my two favorite Reformation purchases of the summer. First is the Lacey Dress in Raquel. I think this dress might be my favorite purchase ever honestly. The shape is so beautiful and I have been wanting a puffed sleeve dress for so long now. I decided on the blue floral color because I don’t have anything like this in my wardrobe, but this dress also comes in other colors too! (I love the green one too) There’s a slit up the side of the dress which makes it a little more flowy.
My second favorite Reformation purchase this summer is the Sally top in Rosebud. I had seen this top all over my Pinterest feed so I finally gave in and purchased it. This style tank top is very on-trend right now, but I worried that purchasing it elsewhere might mean sacrificing the quality. While this top was definitely pricey, I absolutely love it! It’s very tight and the straps are the perfect length even though they’re non-adjustable. I also love how dainty and minimal the floral pattern is on this. I am personally not a big fan of in-your-face loud patterns, so I gravitate for a dainty look like this!
Thank you for reading today’s post! After a long, busy summer up in Boston, it feels good to finally get back into the swing of things! You can definitely expect to see some fall-themed posts coming soon, so be sure to subscribe to my blog for updates on posts and follow me on Instagram @jessmiele for more everyday looks!