White HOT!

By Rona Berg / July 2, 2014

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.

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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

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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

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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


Rona Berg

Rona Berg

Editor-In-Chief at Organic Spa Magazine
Editor-in-chief of Organic Spa Media, longtime journalist and best-selling author of Beauty: The New Basics and Fast Beauty: 1000 Quick Fixes (Workman Publishing), Rona Berg is the former Editorial Director of ELLE and Deputy Style Editor for the New York Times Magazine. She has been cited as an industry expert by Huffington Post, Fox News and New York Magazine and contributed to and been quoted in dozens of publications. Berg co-chairs the Personal Care Committee of the non-profit Green Spa Network, is a Charter Advisory Board Member of the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance, and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe.
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