Sustainable Separates Which Make Up The Perfect Travel Wardrobe This Summer

by: Rosie Dalton | 2 years ago | The Edit

Image: Françoise Hardy in transit. Image source.

As we wind up 2016 and get ready to go on summer holidays, we’re looking to iron out some of our packing processes and get this thing down to a fine art. 

First and foremost, sustainable fibres are a great place to start. They’re absolute favourites of for travelling, because they breathe well and are therefore perfect for those crazy micro-climates that tend to occur on airplanes. But also because they tend to be crafted with essential versatility in mind. Meaning that you can toss them inside your carry on luggage and still get by in the event of a lost suitcase. 

With that in mind then, we’ve rounded up some of the awesome sustainable separates that make us feel like discerning travellers all the time. Yes, even in the face of lost baggage.

1) A recycled nylon one-piece

Image: the Wanda One Piece in Black

A sustainable one-piece swimsuit can also double as a bodysuit, which means that it’s a very handy piece to have in your carry-on when travelling. If your luggage does happen to get lost in transit, then your upcycled swimmer can double as an extra piece of clothing in a pinch. Plus, as a bonus, it will prove very useful if your final destination is a fabulous tropical island of some description.

2) Trusty black trousers

Image: the Hemp Twill Suit Pant in Black

A pair of great black trousers is elusive enough as it is. That magical fit is notoriously difficult to find. So add a sustainability requirement into the mix and it’s near impossible. Which is why we are eternally grateful to our friends over at Good Studios, for creating these dream black trousers in 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton twill and denim. Like we said, they’re basically dream pants.

3) The perfect white tee

Image: the Cloud White Basic Tee

Another elusive wardrobe item is the perfect white t-shirt. But never fear because Alas’ Basic Tee in Cloud White is the answer to all your prayers. It is super soft and beautifully cut, plus it’s been crafted in 100% organic cotton jersey. Which means that it’s extra comfortable for all those long haul flights you have upcoming. Because is it the end of the year yet? Holidays are a-calling. 

4) The little black dress

Image: the Boundary Dress in Black

Kowtow’s Boundary Dress is the kind of little black dress that you could toss on over swimmers at the beach, or wear out for cocktails at that swanky hotel bar downstairs. The premium 100% certified fair trade organic cotton voile makes it breezy enough for travelling in, but also excellent to have on hand in the event of suitcase emergencies.

5) A wrap skirt

Image: the Nes Skirt in Earl Grey 

Finally, you can’t go wrong with a sustainable wrap skirt like this number from Ovna Ovich. Hand sewn in New Zealand, it is an incredibly versatile piece because it can be worn both high or low waisted. One tie wraps around the back and is threaded through belt loops, while the bottom tie secures at the hip. Meaning that if you’re fortunate enough to have tossed this one in your cabin luggage, it will well and truly tide you over. 

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