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This look is based on an outfit I wear all the time, as often as the weather permits here in Toronto. You can say this is part of my fall or spring capsule wardrobe. Take the image as style inspiration since I recommend going secondhand with most of the pieces, especially the blazer and purse.
Timeless Ethical Outfit Building Blocks
- Oversized men's style wool blazer. The one pictured is by Italian brand Blazé Milano. You can search for this style or similar tweed and houndstooth blazers secondhand on clothing resale apps. Affordable ethical options can also be found at Everlane and Sézane.
- White turtleneck. I've worn mine from Everlane so much in previous years that it's falling apart.
- High rise jeans. I like these vintage-inspired wide leg jeans from Reformation.
- Leather purse. A high-quality leather purse in a camel or caramel colour complements most outfits. This one is from DeMellier. All of my designer leather purses I've bought secondhand on clothing resale apps
- Black leather boots. My BY FAR Sofia ankle boots have been one of my best investments in recent years. You can also find great leather boots from my other favourite shoe brand, La Canadienne. They have good seasonal sales.
- Gold pendant necklace. Go for Mejuri's 14k gold, such as this Serpent Coin Pendant. I've reviewed Mejuri's gold vermeil jewelry, and I don't recommend them. If you're on a budget, try gold-plated jewelery from small Etsy sellers.
- Gold statement ring. 14k gold LA Dôme ring from Mejuri. Here's a much more affordable brass with 18k gold filled version on Etsy.
- Reusable coffee cup. KeepCup is the one I use. I also recommend other brands in my post on 5 reasons to switch to a reusable coffee cup.