High summer — those delightfully balmy few weeks across February and March — is officially upon us. This is the perfect time to think about summery outfits that will effortlessly make the transition into the Autumn. Think delicate pastels paired back with neutral basics. Soft patterns make for the perfect feature piece to accent your high summer wardrobe. Embellished basic silhouettes ensure that these pieces are able to be dressed up or down, and paired back easily with simply accessories. Below, we’ve outlined 5 of our favourite High Summer outfits each crafted from pure organic cotton and linen. Perfect for the transition into Autumn, we’ve also curated a selection of sustainably produced accessories to match back with these stunning women’s organic outfits.
1) The Athens Tank & Charlotte Women’s Cotton Skirt — Pink Check
We can’t go past our perfectly dreamy pink check combination, as the ultimate expression of your high summer fantasy. Each piece is crafted from 100% GOTS certified pure organic cotton, and emblazoned with an in-house designed pattern featuring radiant hues of pastel pink. This matching set offers an ethical and elevated take on the popular co-ord trend.
Our Athens Women’s Fitted Tank is a quintessential, fitted muscle tank crafted from 100% organic cotton. This organic cotton women’s top is perfect worn with a simple pair of shorts, or layered under a blazer on a night out. The fitted stretch of this cotton tank enables it to contour to all body types, making it a staple in your Summer wardrobe. This women’s organic cotton tank is also available in Apricot, and White with Contrast Rib, offering plenty of options for your wardrobe staple. We can’t go past our sweet pink check print though, for this essential women’s organic cotton top.
Pair the Athens Fitted Women’s Tank in Pink Check with matching Charlotte organic cotton skirt. This 100% organic cotton skirt has been designed to effortlessly float along the contours of your legs, with an elegant mid-calf hemline. The elasticised waistband of this women’s organic cotton skirt ensures that it is comfortable to wear all day-long, and even after a particularly luxurious lunch! A flare hem detail adds an extra element of structure, while ensuring maximum flexibility. This stunning women’s cotton midi skirt is also available in Apricot Floral, Zig-Zag, and Honey Floral, offering an array of graceful options for your wardrobe from Spring, through to early Autumn.
We love pairing our Charlotte Organic Cotton Skirt in Pink Check with matching Athens Women’s Organic Cotton Tank, back with a simple bucket hat and white sneakers for the perfect Ascot summer look.
Right now we can’t go past the Bed Head Reversible Bucket Hat in Finley/Blanc. Bed Head is an Australian-based company with a focus on ethically producing high-quality, sustainable accessories for women, men and children. Their current collection of bucket hats is crafted from 100% pure linen, with no pesticides or toxins used in the production process. The fact that this women’s bucket hat is not only sustainable and ethical, but reversible too is just another tick in our books! The Bed Head Bucket Hat works perfectly with our Charlotte Organic Cotton Skirt and Athens Women’s Fitted Tank in Pink Check, for a dreamy Summer outfit.
For the perfect white sneaker, we love Cariuma’s classic Ibi Sneaker in Off-White. Cariuma Sneakers are an ethical sneaker company with a difference: not only is their production sustainable and ethical, but they are actively contributing to reforestation efforts in the founders’ homeland of Brazil. Made entirely from bamboo and recycled plastic, this lightweight women’s sneaker is the perfect addition to your Summer wardrobe.
2) The Rhodes Linen Midi Dress — White Plaid
Rhodes Linen Midi Dress: $125-$179.95
Delightfully dreamy, our Rhodes Linen Midi Dress is an elegant women’s ruffle hem dress, perfect for any Summer occasion. Crafted from our luxuriously soft house linen blend, this women’s organic dress is an even combination of our classic 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, and 100% certified organic linen. Ethics and sustainability inform all aspects of our production, so this women’s organic linen midi dress is produced ethically in a female-led factory. Featuring an unstructured torso that flows into a drop waist, this women’s organic linen dress is an essential breathable garment for any summer wardrobe. The panel hem on this women’s linen dress flares out delicately, providing a flattering detail in contrast to the overall simplicity of this women’s dress.
This women’s organic ruffle dress is available in block colours of Navy, Pale Yellow and White, as well as our favourite White Plaid. Our house-designed White Plaid pattern is a subtle take on conventional bold plaid designs. Featuring dreamy tones of soft pink criss-crossing each other, this women’s organic linen dress is perfect paired with simple heels for a leisurely lunch. However, considering the wet La Niña Summer the East Coast of Australia has been experiencing, we think that the Rhodes Women’s Linen Midi looks too cute with a pair of gumboots!
When it comes to sustainable, Australian gumboots, we can’t go past the Bobbi ankle Gumboot from Merry People. This Australian company only launched a couple of years ago with a select range of core colours, but they’ve since grown, and with that has come a cacophony of gorgeous new colours. Our new pick is Dusty Pink, which we think will pair perfectly back with our Rhodes Organic Linen Dress. Not only do these women’s gumboots looks adorable, but they’re completely vegan and feature a neoprene lining (AKA wetsuit material) to ensure that not only do your feet stay dry, but they stay warm too!
3) The Romana Women’s Smock Dress — Lemon
Borne from a desire to create the perfect women’s smock dress, we designed the Romana in our signature certified organic cotton/linen blend to make it the quintessential Summer wardrobe staple. Featuring a cotton-lined puff sleeve, this women’s smock dress is easily worn in a relaxed style, or dressed-up for an event. Slight gathering around the waistline provides the perfect amount of structure for this relaxed women’s linen dress. Sitting just above the knee, the Romana linen smock dress is delightfully comfortable, and will instantly become your new go-to Summer dress.
Available in Soft Pink, Classic White or Pale Yellow, this women’s linen dress covers all your pastel palette needs. We love the Romana women’s smock dress in our new Pale Yellow. For us, hues of yellow embody the height of Summer — plus they’re almost guaranteed to make your tan pop! Easily dressed up or down, without looking too girly, the Romana linen smock dress is perfect for any occasion. We love wearing our Romana organic women’s dress in Pale Yellow out for a chill winery afternoon with the girls.
To put together a quintessential “winery day in the Yarra Valley” look, we suggest pairing back the Romana organic linen smock dress with a sustainable broad-brimmed hat, and an ethical pair of mules. We love the Maya Midi Heel in Crema by Melbourne-based shoe designers Nelson Made. Crafted from recycled leather products, this modern take on the quintessential 90s mule pairs back perfectly with the elegant simplicity of our Romana women’s linen dress.
Complete your outfit with the classic Wide Brim Summer Hat from sustainable fashion brand Cuyana. A female-found company, Cuyana prioritises ethical production chains that create well-structured pieces to last the test of time. Cuyana’s Wide Brim Summer Hat is the perfect addition to any Summer wardrobe. Hand-woven by Ecuadorian women using sustainably sourced Toquilla straw, this broad-brimmed women’s hat is the perfect minimalist statement for any wardrobe.
4) The Cayman Linen Shirt & Durham Organic Cotton Short — Pale Pink & Grey Marle
Cayman Linen Shirt: $129.95
Durham Cotton Short: $79.95
For the ultimate easy Summer outfit, we love our Cayman women’s oversized linen shirt paired back loosely with our new Durham organic cotton short. Perfect for those humid days where you aren’t quite sure if it’s hot or cold, our classic boyfriend shirt pairs perfectly with our ultra-comfortable 100% GOTS certified organic cotton short. Our Cayman women’s linen shirt is the perfect oversized organic shirt for Summer. Featuring mother-of-pearl button detailing, this organic linen top offers an elevated take on the quintessential boyfriend shirt silhouette. Able to be worn with the sleeves rolled up or down, the Cayman women’s linen shirt is the perfect complement to the sporadic Australian Summers. Available in our core linen colours, we’ve recently produced this women’s organic linen shirt in Pale Yellow, our house White Plaid pattern, and our new favourite: Pale Pink! This stunning pastel blush offers a lightly feminine take on the classic boyfriend shirt, while still maintaining a discrete edginess.
We love our Cayman organic linen shirt in Pale Pink paired with our new Durham Organic Cotton short in signature Grey Marle. The Durham women’s organic short is a new design for this summer, created to fill a void in the availability of comfortable women’s lounge shorts. Crafted from our 100% GOTS certified organic cotton French terry, the Durham women’s lounge short is effortlessly comfortable and chic. Sitting in the mid-thigh, with a raw hem and elasticised draw string waist, this cotton women’s short is the perfect addition to any Summer wardrobe. While we love our signature Grey Marle as a wardrobe staple, you’ll want this women’s cotton short in every colour available!
Accessorise our Cayman oversized linen shirt, and Durham organic cotton short with your go to pair of slides, and a simple corduroy bucket hat. We love Indosole’s range of ethical and sustainable slides, and can’t go past their ESSNTLS Women’s Slide in Sea Salt as the perfect neutral summer shoe. Indosole is a great Australian company making use of old tyres to create durable soles on their handmade slides. The upper of these shoes is made from entirely vegan products, and collectively their operations have saved 10,000 tires from landfill since they began.
Finalise the look with a cute, textured corduroy bucket hat from Australian brand Will & Bear. We love their Perry Bucket Hat in Bone. The perfect basic bucket hat, with a twist, this gender neutral bucket hat is composed of a 100% organic cotton and hemp blend so it’s not just cute, but sustainable too. Moreover, Will & Bear plant 10 trees for every hat sold so, like Cariuma, you’ll be actively contributing to global reforestation efforts. What’s cuter than an outfit that not only looks gorgeous but is eco-conscious?
5) The Santa Cruz Women’s Printed Sweatshirt & Winslow Women’s Relaxed Pant — Lemon Poppy & White
Winslow Women’s Relaxed Pant: $109.95
Our Santa Cruz Women’s Printed Sweat in Rose Floral was so popular that we had to create a new style: Lemon Poppy! This was a late addition to our Summer collection, but was designed with the epitome of High Summer in mind. Featuring a house-designed print, this organic cotton sweatshirt has been constructed using our signature French terry fabric. Contrast ribbed cuffs and hem in white pop against the buttery lemon of this organic cotton women’s sweat. A slightly cropped length contrasted effortlessly against the loose-fitting nature of this cotton sweatshirt’s body.
We love to pair our Santa Cruz women’s printed cotton sweatshirt with our new Winslow relaxed cotton pant in white. Our new Winslow relaxed cotton pant is made from our favourite 100% GOTS certified organic cotton French terry. This women’s cotton pant has all the comforts of a sweatpant, but offers the elevation of a more fitted, formal pant. Straight, loose legs flatter all body types, ensuring that the Winslow Pant will fast become your new go-to.
Wear the Winslow women’s cotton pant, and Santa Cruz printed sweatshirt with a pair of sunglasses, and chic sneakers for an easy weekend outfit. We love the chunky sneaker vibe, and we think it matches our Winslow women’s relaxed pant and the Santa Cruz printed women’s sweatshirt perfectly. For a sustainable chunky sneaker, we can’t go past German brand Ella & Witt’s Goodall Sneaker in their almond beige/lemon/white palette. Not only are these sneakers stylish, but they’re also sustainable with the shoe outer being crafted from corn leather and recycled water bottles.
The perfect accessory to finish off your luxe women’s cotton loungewear outfit, is a cute pair of sustainably made sunglasses. Our go-to pair of specs for this outfit would have to be the chunky arms and big lenses of Clean Waves’ Type 01 Tall. Unlike most accessory brands, Clean Waves is actually a fundraising platform of the Corona corporation, with 100% of proceeds going towards small island restoration and protection against future climate change. Made entirely from reclaimed ocean plastics and fishing tackle waste, these sunglasses not only look amazing, but are actively contributing towards a healthier planet.
Now that we’ve carefully curated a selection of beautiful high summer outfits for you, it’s time for you to try and choose just one!
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