Back to the World 2.0: Socially-Conscious Statement Pieces
“Accessories are like vitamins to fashion - as such, you should use them liberally”
Anna Dello Russo
Beautiful accessories always help bring out one’s outfit and pull it all together; they’re like the glue that holds everything together. In our previous article (if you haven’t read it, you should totally read it here), we’ve explored the ‘main dishes’. Now, we’ll be exploring more about the ‘supplements’ (or the “cherry-on-top of the cake”): accessories.
Sun’s Out, Shade’s Up [Sunglasses]
Having spent the last 2-3 months indoors ourselves, we know as exciting as it sounds, we’re not all ready to go full--force back-to-normal - where our rapidly-filling social schedules can get a little blinding. It’s the tension between wanting to get out in the sun Vs. the comforts of staying under the blanket, because our eyes just aren’t used to those strong, beautiful rays. Fret not - Truth & All has a solution for you!
Handmade from 100% biodegradable and recyclable bio-acetate frames, Sunglasses Dolphin is able to provide your eyes with ample protection with its UV400 lens (100% UVA & UVB). Propelled by the strong belief that fashion should not cost us the Earth, Truth & All even made Sunglasses Dolphin’s companions - cloth and box - recyclable.
Since it’s summer all year round here in Singapore, it’s always wise to invest in a pair of good, sustainable shades. We recommend Dolphin!
Prefer something less fanciful because you live by the mantra “keep life simple”? It’s time we introduced you to Dolphin…’s best friend, Turtle! Another creation by Truth & All, Turtle helps in bringing out your everyday yet chic style - while maintaining all the benefits of Dolphin: 100% biodegradable and recyclable bio-acetate frames with UV400 lens (100% UVA & UVB). Also, both Dolphin and Turtle share the same recyclable friends - cloth and box - hooray!
We think that this is a Turtle-ly awesome pair! What do you say?
2. Lace It Up [Necklaces]
Have you ever looked in a mirror in your best dress, but feel like something’s missing? We totally get how that feels: naked without a necklace.
We’re convinced that we human beings haven’t, in general, fully acknowledged and appreciated the value a simple necklace adds to our outfits. Consider this: A statement necklace glams up any outfit without feeling like too much.
What’s best? The necklace doesn’t even have to be complicated to do the job well. A wise man once said, “less is more”, and this statement has since become THE statement minimalists like SOL+ live by.
Made from lava rock (wow), the beautifully crafted Lava Rock necklace is a great statement piece to any outfit. In addition, Lava Rock helps you wear your favourite scents safer and for a longer duration of time. Simply spray or drip your favourite scents on your Lava Rock, wear them, and allow your natural body heat to do the magic of gradually diffusing your favourite scent.
Should you wish to change a scent, simply wash your Lava Rock under running water, air-dry it and voila - there you have it!
3. Hook ‘Em Up [Earrings]
“Always wear earrings at the very least”, they said. We say, you should only wear earrings on days that end with “y”!
If you’re in for something light and fun to wear, Ma Te Sai has a recommendation for you. Handwoven on pinky fingers by Lao artisans in Vientiane Province, the Bamboo Earrings (available at Funan) are a truly versatile pair you won’t want to miss out: You’ll always be able to find a match for it with all your favourite tees, dungarees and denim jackets.
With each piece uniquely handcrafted by women artisans in India, these sustainable pieces are a great perk-me-up to any plain or dull looking outfit. Radiate positive vibes and shine forth carefree with these brightly-coloured, sweat and splash-proof earrings made of materials upcycled from old newspapers/magazines sealed with natural sealants that are chemical-free and eco-friendly.
STYLE-spiration: Putting them All Together
Who says accessories are the “extras” we should do without if we want to live sustainably? Contrary to popular belief, sustainable living does not always equate to you having to go out of your way, or to give up your style. Whether you’re looking for something BOOM or minimalistic, we’ve got your back to help you make a whole difference to your look in under 5 seconds, absolutely fuss-free. Browse our styles and have fun accessorizing yourself up in an environmentally-friendly way. #SustainableSTYLEspiration