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Eco-Outfit: How to Wear a Chambray Shirt Dress

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Chambray screams spring and summer, and always feels casual chic. It carries a laid back feel that has earned it a spot on the 'wardrobe basics' list of most women. Heck, the chambray shirt ranks right up there with a go-to white tee! Moving beyond the shirt, the chambray dress is a new style staple ready for action. I was lucky enough to play around with this season's chambray dress from Chinti & Parker, and styled it for a summer patio party.

Chinti & Parker has been on my radar for a long time, and I was able to call on the designing duo Rachel Wood and Anna Singh for a brand blurb in my book Wear No Evil. Most of us now know of Chinti & Parker. It is synonymous with classic cashmere jumpers with a quirky twist. They've also expanded into shorts, skirts, tops, dresses and trousers- offering a cornucopia of classic pieces to build a sustainable wardrobe. Beyond the great style that speaks for itself, they have ethics built into their DNA that flies under the alias of 'conscious cloth.'

"Conscious cloth is much more than a catchy tagline. It is an ever-present company watchword, reminding us to carefully consider our design choices (fabric, production, style of a garment), and for our shoppers to evaluate their clothing purchases similarly: Do I love this piece? Will it work for me in years to come? Am I okay with where and how it was made?"

Pulling this look together was totally effortless- which is a common theme when choosing from Chinti & Parker pieces. Of course, my leather jacket from The Sway is a standby piece that goes with just about everything and has earned its keep in my closet! I was excited to try out the fabulous vegan shoes from Mink. The quality behind Mink is the highest (they are made in Italy alongside some of the most luxury shoe brands), and offer crazy awesome height with 5-6 inches! 

{CHAMBRAY TUNIC DRESS, Chinti & Parker, $245, ethically and locally made in the EU; BYRON JACKET, The Sway, $583, made from upcycled leather; VEGAN WEDGE, Mink, $255; 100% vegan}

special thanks to Chinti & Parker for sponsoring this post, photo credit: Natasha from WTF Magazine, shot outside The William Hotel, NYC