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Dress by Arkins, purse by Baggu.

In the past couple of weeks, I have found myself in the possession of two shirtdresses, one white and one black. I’ve realized, much too late, that they are the ultimate versatile wardrobe item. Brunch, work, church, dinner date, happy hour, networking events – what fashion question can’t be solved with a good shirtdress?

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Dress by Arikins SS16, cape by H. Fredrikkson AW12, belt by American Apparel, shoes by Charlotte Stone SS15, sunglasses by Quay.

The dress is from Arkin’s latest collection. It’s proudly made in Manhattan from organic cotton. As a socially conscious brand, Arkins uses a variety of sustainable textiles, such as soy, hemp, and silk.

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I bought this tweed cape in 2012, and I still use it to class up an outfit. It was made in New York from reclaimed materials.

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Shouldn’t All Fashion Be Sustainable and Ethical?

If you’re wearing a non-sustainable or ethical fashion item today, don’t fret! It’s Fashion Revolution Week, so turn it to your advantage by taking a picture of the tag, putting it up on instagram, tagging the brand, and asking them #whomademyclothes. Find out more here.