Eco Resort Capsule Wardrobe with The Day to Night Bag
I came across EF Magazine while planning our first photo shoot in November. Malorie had written an extremely helpful post on her experience of coordinating a fashion photo shoot that included everything from how to style the looks used in the shoot, how to decide on location, and organizing the team involved on the day. If you are interested in fashion tips and sustainable fashion brand recommendations, you should definitely check out her blog!
After reaching out to Malorie, she kindly agreed to put together a few looks to go with one of our Day to Night bags- perfect for that spring break vacation or in preparation for Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy!
I’m attending a wedding in Punta Cana in April (insert squeal of excitement here) and so I’ve begun brainstorming my packing list and putting together a short shopping list for some eco-essentials. Wild Tussah kindly asked me to put together a second “color code” post for this blog using one of its bags as the centrepiece of the collection, and I gladly accepted.
The Day to Night- Triangle Weave Bag
I chose the Day to Night- Triangle Weave bag to inspire the collection. Its intricate pattern is beautiful and modern. Its clean shape makes it easy to pair with almost any outfit and to let it shine, I chose simple pieces in solid colors to build a classic resort capsule wardrobe around it. What came out of this was the perfect color block, not color code, resort collection (close enough).
Hackwith Design House Dress
Hackwith Design House creates basic staples with just enough “organic” essence to make them a little more than just staples; they’re your classic go-to’s. Despite their simple lines, you can spot a Hackwith piece from a mile away. Made in the USA, this is a wonderful brand in which each collection builds on the last. I chose to include this rich, indigo blue dress in my resort bag because it’s loose enough that I could sleep in it (in a hammock, of course) and it’s long enough to dress up with the Coclico wedges below. This is an easy piece to throw on every morning when heading to the breakfast buffet or for a stroll on the beach.
Need Supply Co. Crop Top
Need Supply Co. is a great online shop to find minimalist pieces with unique silhouettes. This Luisa et La Luna top is made in the USA and is a sophisticated version of the crop with a high neckline that flatters any woman’s collar bone and shoulders. I would put this on with Dace’s Piper skirt for lunch or dress it down with Need Supply’s white shorts.
I’ve featured Coclico many times before. This eco-friendly Spanish shoe brand crafts flattering shapes that won’t make your feet pay for the price of style with pain. I could slip these puppies on with any of these pieces. They are casual, but elegant and comfortable to wear every day.
Need Supply Co. Pants
Another Need Supply Co. staple, Jesse Kamm’s Sailor pants are a great option when you want to cover your legs, but still want to look “beachy”. I could pair them with Elizabeth Suzann’s cute twist top or just a bikini top to head to the water.
Dace Top & Skirt
Dace is a popular ethical and sustainable line from Vancouver in Beautiful British Columbia. I was drawn to this muted, burnt orange. It adds a punch of color to this otherwise pale collection, but complements it as well. I would wear this skirt and top ensemble with the wedges below for dinner, or swap out the top for the fun twist top to “sexify” things up a bit.
What a great wedge! The thick, leather straps scream comfort, the wedge gives you the height you want without the painful arch of a heel, and the off-white color is hot weather-friendly. What more could you want?
Elizabeth Suzann Top
This is such an adorable top from Elizabeth Suzann. Her aesthetic is similar to Hackwith Design, but she plays around with different hems and materials. You can wear this top like this when you’re feeling revealing or you can flip it around to keep the party in the back. Everyone should pack a cute, white top when hitting up the beach. You just can’t go wrong.
Need Supply Co. Shorts
White shorts? I know, really? I’m just asking for a mustard mess at the 24/7 burger hut, but they’re just so cute, classic and versatile!!!!!
Need Supply Co. Muscle Tank
I think I chose this top more so for its soft peach color than for its cut, but a muscle shirt is a unique style for the beach. It’s somewhat masculine edge is unexpected, but it would be cute with any of the bottoms I’ve chosen, minus (maybe) the Dace skirt. Don’t think those colors would go, but it’s worth a shot. I could even go out in this top with the shorts and wedges to show some leg.
The Final Color Blocking Eco Resort Wardrobe Capsule
Malorie Bertrand, EF Magazine
Malorie is a communications professional by day and an eco-fashion blogger, freelance writer/stylist by night. She has been blogging on EF Magazine since 2007, showcasing ethical and sustainable fashion designers from around the world in an effort to help promote this emerging fashion industry and to educate consumers.