Heart Attack: Reformation Summer Sale 2017 is here!

YEE!!! The most anticipated sale of the year is finally here – Reformation Summer Sale 2017! To some, this event means Christmas comes early, and it’s time to break your piggy bank and stock up some discounted sustainable fashion. But before you shop til you drop, read my shopping tips first and see my favorite picks!

Don’t Go CRAZY at the Reformation Summer Sale

I know. Sales are exciting. But before you scream “take ma money” and give it all away, there are a few things you should keep in mind of when you buy discounted sustainable fashion at the Reformation Summer Sale 2017.

The correct sizing

Shopping at the Reformation Summer Sale is very tricky because you can’t exchange or return any final sale item. But what you can do instead:

  1. Ask their customer service reps for sizing info
  2. If you are still unsure, always go up a size because you can tailor it if it’s too big.
  3. Read my reviews for sizing info! Sustainable Linen: Care Instructions and Reformation Linen Dress Review & Sustainable Fashion Review: Reformation Review

Buy classic (Reformation) items

Look for classic Reformation pieces. To me, the greatest hits at the Reformation have always been their summer linen and viscose dresses. Anything with “wrapping” and “spaghetti straps” are so “Reformation” too.

Avoid trends

There is nothing wrong with buying “trendy” things if it’s your style. If you have always been a velvet type of girl, then rack up all your sustainable velvet pieces! But typically speaking, it’s smart(er) to buy things that will last you for a few seasons or years. You want to buy things with great values, not things with great discounts. With that said, pick out sustainable clothes that you think you will wear often!

Best of Reformation Summer Sale 2017

Alrighty…*drum roll*, here are my favorite picks from Reformation Summer Sale 2017:

Dickinson Dress

I recommend the Dickinson Dress because I own it and absolutely love it! You can read my review here for sizing info: Sustainable Fashion Review: Reformation Review

Reformation Summer Sale 2017 Dickinson Dress
Dickinson Dress

 

Clarke Dress

I honestly feel that this dress is almost identical to a new Nala Dress ($218) the Reformation is selling now, except you can now get this on sale version for half the price ($125)

Reformation Summer Sale 2017 Clarke Dress  Clarke Dress

Lumina Dress

I love this dress in the Honolulu color. And just like the name, the aloha print reminds me of Hawaii.

Reformation Summer Sale 2017 Lunima Dress in Honolulu
Lumina Dress

Madrid Dress

The off-shoulder trend has been around for 4 years strong, and I think it will stay next year too. If you are skeptical about the off-shoulder trend, well, then get it for the solid black linen. I think this dress is a perfect day-to-night dress!

Reformation Summer Sale 2017 Madrid Dress
Madrid Dress

Lily Dress

I have been eyeing this dress since last summer! Yes this dress was released in summer 2016, but the style is so simple/classic that Everlane released a similar dress this year too. I personally love the reformation’s version more because of the low-back design. But if you don’t like ironing, then ditch this linen version and go for the Everlane’s version instead.

Reformation Summer Sale 2017 Lily Dress
Lily Dress

Ellie Dress

A bodycon sweater dress in black is a classic wardrobe essential. And so why not just go ahead and get it when it’s on sale?

Ellie Drses
Ellie Dress

Sylvie Dress

I think this is a Reformation classic. Solid color, spaghetti straps, and California-girl-vintage vibe.

Sylvie dress
Sylvie dress

Dima Dress

The bride at the wedding you are attending might hate you for wearing this dress…

Reformation Summer Sale 2017 Dima Dress
Dima Dress

Terraza Dress

Hot damn. Perfect for corporate parties, x’mas and new year parties!

Reformation Summer Sale 2017 Terraza Dress
Terraza Dress

Richmond Top

The only drawback is that you have to go braless or wear a sticky bra with this top! But it’s cute and sustainable…so….

Reformation Summer Sale 2017 Richmond Top Front
Richmond Top Front
Reformation Summer Sale 2017 Richmond Top Back
Richmond Top Back

Plantain Jumpsuit

Some might find jumpsuits annoying because of the restroom situation. But they are a great alternative if you are looking for something fancy like a dress but also let you do functional things like riding a bike. This Plantain jumpsuit is classic and simple. Again, the only drawback is that you have to go either bra-less or sticky bras!

Reformation Summer Sale 2017 Plantain Jumpsuit  Plantain Jumpsuit

 

Eldridge Top

Classic. Timeless. And sustainable. So why not?

Reformation Summer Sale 2017 Eldridge Top  Eldridge Top

 

So this is the end of my shopping list! I hope you find cute sustainable pieces at the Reformation Summer Sale 2017. Have fun shopping!

Smile and style on!

SK

 

Pic credit: the Reformation website! Sorry, the sale comes so quickly and suddenly that I can’t show you these stuff on my body yet!

Styles For Thought's Sustainable Fashion Picks for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

Sustainable Fashion Picks for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

It’s that time of the year – Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!! Personally, I think it’s smart to wait for sales to shop. But when the discount is steep, we often lower our standard and get tempted to buy mediocre clothes. Good news is, Nordstrom carries sustainable and ethical fashion brands. In today’s post, I am sharing my favorite sustainable fashion picks for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017.

Sustainable Fashion Picks for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

Patagonia

I am so glad to see Nordstrom carries Patagonia in their anniversary sale. Patagonia is a sustainable fashion brand that makes ethical outdoor wear with sustainable fabrics. I own this Patagonia nano puff jacket, and I love it! (I am wearing it as we speak).

Related: Where to Buy Sustainable Fashion: Top 5 Sustainable Athletic Brands

Patagonia Los Gato Fleece Vest

 

James Perse

James Perse is a luxury brand that makes timeless wardrobe essentials ethically in the U.S.. I love their timeless designs and feminine silhouettes, and these are my favorites from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017.

 

 

Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher is one of the rare sustainable fashion brands that actually exist in real life, aka they have physical stores all over the U.S..  While I rarely resonate with Eileen Fisher’s style, I really like this organic linen sweater.

Sustainable Fashion Picks from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 Eileen Fisher Organic Linen Sweater

Current/Elliott

Like many premium denim brands such as 7 for All Mankind, Current/Elliott imports fabrics and produces their denim locally and ethically in the United States.  I love the hems of this sustainable denim from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

Sustainable Fashion Picks from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 Current / Elliott Stepped Hems Denim

 

Yigal Azrouël

Yigal Azrouël is a N.Y.C. based fashion designer, and he makes 80% of his clothes ethically in the New York’s Garment District. I love his clothes because they are feminine yet edgy. Here are my favorite sustainable fashion picks for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017:

TOMS

If you haven’t listened to the story behind TOMS, I suggest you to check out this podcast: How I built this: Blake Mycoskie. Blake started TOMS out of goodwill to provide under-privileged children free shoes for every pair of TOMS sold. Now many companies follow TOMS’s footstep and carry this philanthropic business model.

Back to Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017, here are my favorite sustainable fashion picks:

 

 

DL 1961

DL 1961 is sustainable because they produce their denim with 50% less dye, water, and energy using special fabrics and processes. The sustainable denim brand is famous for their so-called “Instasculpt” jeans which are supposed to make you Instagram ready at all time. And now, instead of $200 a pair, they are only $100 (50% off) at Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

Sustainable Fashion Pick for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 DL1961 Instasculpt Jeans

So here are my sustainable fashion picks for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017. I hope you find this helpful. Enjoy shopping!

If you find other sustainable fashion deals, please comment below and let me know. Sharing is caring.

Smile and style on!

SK