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9 Comfy Sustainable Outfits For A Hot Summer

Hello heatdome!

It’s 30+ here in Vancouver and that means AC shortages and forest fires. AKA it is time to bring out the summer clothes.

But for some reason they don’t fit like they used to. The waistband feels tighter. Is it just me or do my legs look more like trapped sausages than ever before? I also don’t recall the skin under my arms ever chafing?

What I have noticed this summer more than any summer before is that my body has significantly changed. And there are so many reasons behind this change. Whether it’s because of going off birth control, being on anti-depressants, having less anxiety ( & therefore a better appetite) or working out for pleasure rather than pain, these life choices have improved me for the better. And if my weight is something that changes as a result of something good, why do I instantly start googling weight loss tips and summer diets?

I obviously want to feel good in my body and I do have plans to become stronger and more toned, but I don’t want my body changes to ever take over my entire life again. There is too much fun to be had. 

Therefore, I wanted to dedicate this blog post to the people out there who have grown out of their clothes, despise jean shorts, and want to make comfy AND sustainable fashionable purchases rather than following trends. This is a post to help YOU FEEL GOOD AGAIN.

Below I have gone through a huge range of websites to find you the most perfect heatwave sustainable picks for this summer.  Have any other favourite items to add to my list? Let me know in the comments below!

Christine’s Top Hot Weather Sustainability Picks

summer clothes sustainable

Drop-Waist Mini Dress – $99 USD // XS-XL

  • Made with GOTS organic cotton
  • Delicate, lightweight fabric
  • Coconut shell buttons
  • Lined
  • Made in Goa, India in a fair trade environment
Shop @ Made Trade
Shop @ No Nasties

summer clothes sustainable

The Canopy Pull-On Short – $98 CAD // XS-2X

  • Light, breathable organic cotton + linen blend
  • Elastic waistband
  • Two side pockets, two back patch pockets
  • Faux fly
  • 70% Organic Cotton, 30% Linen
  • GOTS Certified Made With Organic Cotton
  • 18 Gallons of Water Saved
Shop @ PACT

summer clothes sustainable

DAHLIA Wide Strap Linen Top – $89 // XS – XL

  • Cropped length
  • Wide straps
  • Square neck
  • Sleeveless design
  • 100% local washed midweight linen
  • Cut and sewn to order just for you in our studio
  • In colour Bluestone
  • Please allow 2-3 weeks for item to be made and shipped.
Shop @ Love & Confuse

summer clothes sustainable

The Cardeto Hemp Women Pants – $99.95 CAD // S-L

55% True Hemp 45% Cotton

  • Standard fit
  • Elastic waist with a drawcord
  • Knit rib waistband
  • Three pockets
  • I own these now!!! weeee
Shop @ Kathmandu

summer clothes sustainable

Avis Linen Shorts- $146 CAD // S-L

  • 100% Linen.
  • Wood Button.
  • 100% YKK recycled plastic fastening.
  • With side pockets, a zip-fly, and top button fastening
Shop @ Näz

summer clothes sustainablesummer clothes sustainable

Aerie Pool-To-Party Cropped Shirt & Mini Skirt – $49.95 and $41.21 // 2XS – 2X

  • Super soft, lightweight fabric with crinkle texture (the best for sunny days!)
  • Easy to wear to the beach or to a summer night out with friends.
  • 100% Cotton
  •  I just bought this set but the shorts version! I almost bought the skirt too oof!
Shop Skirt @ Aerie
Shop Top @ Aerie

Haven Mini Milk – $137

  • I have been eyeing the Haven dress for over a year… so the likelihood that I buy it is VERY HIGH
  • Haven mini your perfect little spring number
  • Made to move, look good and feel comfortable in any body shape.
  • Can be worn reversed.
  • 100% Organic cotton
  • Adjustable tie – On or off shoulder option.
Shop @ Oakie The Label

summer clothes sustainable

Cove Boho Gown- $173 // XS-6X

  • Sustainably made-to-order in Bali.
  • 100% Rayon (note: not a natural fabric) but zero plastic packaging
  • Adjustable waist tie, billowed sleeves, elasticated cuffs
  • Unlined
Shop @ Mahli

summer clothes sustainable

The Cocoon Surf Poncho – $120 // One Size

  • Handmade by Traditional Artisans in Turkey
  • Made with 100% Turkish Cotton
  • Turkish Cotton offers a highly absorbent and fast drying option for sun protection. 
  • Eco-Friendly & Fair Trade
  • Also a perfect option as a bathrobe for your home.
Shop @ Tofino Towel Co.

Have any other favourite items to add to my list? Let me know in the comments below!

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