When I struggle with emotional shopping – for things I know I don’t need, I try to get out and play. Playing has been the best way to keep me focused on the things that really matter (relationship, adventure, nature, health) versus shopping for things that ultimately don’t.
That being said, we can’t play naked right? So I wanted to share a few of my favorite brands with you that allow me to play more freely as well as consciously.
One of my favorite brands is Beyond Yoga. Everything they sell is made here in the U.S., and their clothes LAST (plus they have great sales!). I’ve worn their leggings climbing mountains in Yosemite, hiking through Zion’s Narrows, working out, or staying in and resting. They are always comfortable, cozy, hardworking, and stylish.
Another brand that really allows me to play is Elizabeth Suzann. I love how easy breezy her style is. I can throw her clothes in a suitcase for travel, and they always look good when I reach my destination. They’re perfect for a picnic, the farmers market, or dressed up for a night out. The pieces are super versatile, and that’s a key component needed for a conscious closet.
Lastly, I love Everlane. I live in t-shirts. Tees are the ultimate clothing item perfect for play. Think everything from baseball games, movies in the part, bike rides around the city, or days at the museum. A tee will allow you to do it all. And Everlane has the perfect tees. Affordable, cozy, long-lasting.
The next time you find yourself believing you need that one item from Anthropologie that will supposedly change your life, throw on a tee and leggings and get out and do something fun! I promise you won’t regret the decision and you won’t miss shopping.
And ladies, I would love to hear from you? What are some of your favorite, ethical, easy-to-pay-in brands? Let me know your favorites in the comments below, and I’d love to share your picks on instagram!