We all have a fashionista in our lives. You know her – the girl who always knows what’s on trend, always looks chic and put together, and is absolutely impossible to shop for.
Wow her this holiday season with the perfect gift.
Here’s 5 ethical and chic staple wardrobe piece gifts for your favorite conscious fashionista, all of them under $100.
1. Every fashionista needs a pair of flats that adds a pop of color to her wardrobe.
Mustard or olive are always safe bets, but I am in love with these suede rose flats! Rose and blush are everywhere right now, so you’ll certainly be on trend, and the chevron embossing adds a little something extra. She can wear these with jeans and a slouchy sweater, or her favorite work dress now, and they’ll still match her sundresses come warmer weather. I am a huge fan of Toms. For every pair of shoes purchased, they donate a pair to a child in need. They also work toward sustainable and eco-friendly employment for people all over the world. These shoes are more expensive than your local strip mall shoes, but I guarantee they will last longer, and you’re making a difference when you spend your money with this brand.
2. Cashmere’s got nothin’ on bamboo, y’all! This sweater is insanely soft!
Not only will she feel like a million bucks wearing it, but the drape is beautiful and the colors (you can click here to order Heathered Sand in my shop) are rich, but versatile enough to wear with everything she currently has in her closet. Bamboo is a fantastic choice for “doing fashion better.” Because its the fastest growing woody plant in the world, bamboo can also survive harsh conditions and doesn’t need a ton of rain. It’s hardy, so it requires no pesticides either, making it essentially organic. And its biodegradable!
3. Every fashionista is on the hunt for the perfect staple tee!
I love Splendid tees. They are incredibly soft, have a flattering neckline, and drape beautifully, skimming any lumpy areas. They also don’t pill or fade. Well worth the higher price tag. This one is made in the US out of a pima cotton and modal blend. Modal is a fabric made out of the fiber of uses only beechwood trees. It is biodegradable, resistant to shrinkage and extremely breathable. Modal is known as the “softest fabric in the world,” and known for its – no surprise here – flattering drape.
4. Cropped jeans with a flared, frayed ankle are the silhouette right now.
She will want to wear these now with booties and, of course, in the spring and summer with wedges and sandals. These Madison Bleeker jeans are made out of a lyocell and modal blend, making them a greener choice than your traditional jeans.
5. The Trades of Hope Chandler bag.
Having a neutral colored crossbody bag is absolutely a staple for every fashionista. The Chandler bag fits the bill with its white canvas and rich chocolate brown leather. As an added bonus, the shoulder strap is removable, allowing the bag to convert to a chic folded over clutch with a wristlet. The artisan group that crafted this great bag is from Haiti, and they’re empowering women by teaching them valuable life skills and how they can support their families. They learn to read, write, make jewelry and ultimately to run their own business. These women are provided materials and equipment in a loving and safe environment to produce these beautiful handmade products. This bag is not only a gorgeous addition to her closet, but a feel good piece for sure!
Coming up with gift ideas for your favorite fashionista is no small feat. I hope these 5 ethical staple wardrobe pieces under $100 give you some good ideas on items that she might like so you can totally awe her this holiday season!
Which item is your favorite? Which do you think she’ll love most?