Easy & Elegant

By Zoe Helene / April 20, 2012

In a season of brightly colored florals and festive splashy prints, simple understated styles can be stand-outs. For an easy, elegant look that flows from sunny days to starry summer nights, start with soft sleek pieces in black or white and add a bit of sparkle.

Sexy halter-neck body-hugging jumpsuit, with loose flare around the legs. Made from luxurious 100 percent organic modal, a fabric sourced from beech tree fibers, which feels almost more like silk than silk. Camilla Wellton Thunder Jumpsuit, $280, camillawellton.com. Earrings, Noritamynoritamy.com.
PURE POETRYDesigner Chloé Bourrioux of EELD (Ethical Ecological Luxury & Design) incorporates organic and bio-silk into her chic designs, with an eye for luxurious fabrics that feel as good as they look.This gossamer-soft and drapey Marilyn-inspired dress is made from 100 percent white organic silk, cinched in the front and softly gathered at the back. EELD Organic Silk Virgin Moon Dress $392, brandalley.co.uk
STELLAR Classic basket set 18 karat white gold posts and diamonds are guaranteed ethical and eco-friendly sourced. Brilliant Earth White Gold Round Diamond Stud Earrings, $550, brilliantearth.com
MOONSTRUCKCrescent moon brooches were Victorian-era classics, but are now hard to find. Vintage sterling silver pin with hand-set faceted rock crystal stones. Antique Victorian Crescent Moon Brooch, $285, boylerpf.com
STARFIRE Midori Ferris Wayne’s designs are forged from reclaimed 14 karat rose gold and sterling silver with tiny vintage diamonds and reclaimed 14 karat white gold chain. Okomido Starflower Suite, Earrings $705, Necklace $680, okomido.com
FINE FORMEdun founders Ali Hewson and Bono fell in love with Africa years ago and have advocated for ethical tradeby manufacturing there ever since. Creative Director Sharon Wauchob, known for her classic aesthetic and urban appeal, is one of the most influential ethical designers in the arena.A dreamy asymmetrical dress that wraps around you like a warm summer night. Relaxed yet sophisticated, a flawless classic with grommet detail that adds a hit of bling. Edun Drape Front Jersey LBD, $278, edun.com
KICK IT UPThis striking stiletto takes you to the height of style. We hear that Natalie Portman loves designer Elizabeth Olsen’s stylish vegan shoe line, and you will, too! OlsenHaus Pure Vegan Egypt Heel, $225, olsenhaus.com
TONE IT DOWNAn understated vegan flat that is perfect for a romantic stroll or a night on the dance floor. OlsenHaus Pure Vegan Journey Sandal, $88, olsenhaus.com










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