When the heat waves are shimmering, nothing feels as light as white
Once upon a time, there was a hard and fast rule in fashion—back in the day when fashion had rules!—about not wearing white after Labor Day. Now white looks (and feels) right all year round, but never more so than in the dead heat of summer. It’s crisp, clean, light and bright. Here are a couple of our favorite pieces for the season.
The Illume Tank by Nau
This featherweight slouchy tank with a shelf bra is made of Tencel jersey, which comes from the pulp of sustainably grown eucalyptus trees. If you haven’t already discovered Tencel, you will want to live in it once you do. Nau gives back two percent to their Partners for Change—you choose from five worthy causes listed on their website; and they adhere to a strict Code of Conduct for ethical production. $50; nau.com
The Sofia Dress—Polka Dot Eyelet by Amour Vert
This easy, breezy 100 percent organic cotton eyelet dress will take you anywhere. Toss a jacket on top and wear it to the office. On its own, the dress is perfect for a lunch date or cocktails on the terrace. And, for every purchase of an Amour Vert tee, the company will plant a tree in the U.S., in partnership with American Forests. $245; amourvert.com
The Dreamweaver Cardigan by Indigenous
Made with 100 percent organic cotton, this stylish cardigan will become a summer wardrobe staple. With a beautiful pointelle design woven on the back and wide panels on the front, the versatile cardi also features a soft drape with extra length on the rear. Check out the new Indigenous Fair Trace Tool: scan the tag, trace the company’s clean supply chain and discover the impact that purchase will have on the people who made it. $240; indigenous.com