40 + Style Ethical / Conscious / Sustainable Fashion Spring

Everlane Linen Shirt Dress Worn as a Duster

I like being able to wear clothes in multiple ways. That’s why I’m a big fan of my Everlane shirt dresses. Sure, you can wear them as a regular dress, but you can also wear them as a long tunic over pants, and you can wear them all the way open as a duster. It pretty much makes this whole outfit. Man, I love a black and white outfit!

One thing that I am struggling with in my quest to be a better citizen of the world and buy ethical/sustainable fashion is the lack of stylish “toppers”. I like to wear light cardigans, jackets, or blazers during summer at work. For one reason, bare arms are not considered to be appropriate work attire. Also, I tend to freeze in the air conditioning. I’ve found some that are on the earth muffin side of the spectrum, but that is not the look I’m going for.

You’d think that an ethically made summer weight cardigan wouldn’t be hard to find, but alas, it is. Frankly, I’m really surprised that Everlane doesn’t have any. I’ve been to consignment and thrift stores to see if I could find a blazer or interesting jacket and that was not successful. The thrift stores were chock full of crap. I know that thrifting is hit or miss. I get that. I’ll keep at it, but I think that I may have to accept the fact that it may not be possible to buy 100% ethical/sustainable clothes. Blergh. Best laid plans and all that…

(It was super windy when we took these pictures, so my hair has all sorts of floofers.)

Black and white outfit for spring featuring a black everlane linen shirt dress, 40+ styleblogger, 40 + fashion blogger Everlane linen shirt dress over a whte tee and white jeans, over 40 style blogger, over 40 fashion blogger Black and white look, Everlane modern loafer mules, 40 + style blogger, 40 +fashion blogger Wear a shirt dress as a duster, everlane, 40 + style blogger, 40 + fashion blogger Wearing: Shirt Dress – Everlane, White Jeans – J. Crew Factory (old), Necklace – J. Crew, Shoes – Everlane, Bag – Celine.

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PS: These Everlane Modern Loafer Mules have broken in nicely. I adore them! I’ve been wearing them to work a bunch.

2 thoughts on “Everlane Linen Shirt Dress Worn as a Duster”

  1. I’m a new reader to your blog. I relate to your style philosophy. I know what you mean about the “Earth muffin” toppers from some of the ethical labels; will experiment with some of my shirt dresses to wear as dusters.

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