To celebrate Wear The Change 2020, we've collaborated with stylist Peter Simon Phillips to put together a styling guide to show you how to style one ethical garment, five different ways across five different days!
Here, PSP has styled our brand new reworked Gunjan Aylawadi Remix Shell Top (which will be launching soon in-store and online soon) for a range of occasions to give you a bit of OOTD inspo!
Look #1: Weekend Style
"Wear it casual, weekend style with fresh white trainers and tapered pants. You wont get lost in the crowd with this tangerine ensemble."
Combining our gorgeous silk Gunjan Aylawadi Remix Shell Top and matching silk Scrunchie with our Tangerine Tapered Pants made from Bianca Spender remnant fabric, Maia gives the effortless weekend look a vibrant TSO makeover.
Look #2: Head Turner
"Perfect for a spin on the dance floor. Make it "MOD" with a gold mini wrap skirt and statement earrings."
Here, Maia is all dressed up and looking to paint the town red (or orange, as it were!). Styling the Shell Top with our Gold Flecks Mini Wrap Skirt (perfectly matched to her gold accent eyeliner, by the way), a pair of sleek black booties and our Style Isle Mango Double Woven Patch Earrings, this is a look that's sure to turn heads.
Look #3: Versatile Style
"Tucked into the cord wrap skirt and accompanied by our new bum bag, this look will take you from day to night."
Talk about a versatile style - this outfit lets the dazzling print on the Shell Top do all the talking. Matched with our Black Cord Midi Wrap Skirt, and our brand new Fairfield Bum Bag (that's coming soon too, keep your eyes peeled), this is a look you could take anywhere, anytime.
Look #4: Work it
"This top is so versatile you can take it to work with you. Adding some fun with print under the Midnight Ink blazer and pants, you are meeting ready."
Make way, because Maia is out to conquer the world in this matching Midnight Ink Blazer and Midnight Ink Tapered Pants set, both made from remnant Bianca Spender fabric saved from landfill, all on top of the fun Shell Top print peeking out from underneath that'll be sure to get you out of any awkward water-cooler conversation.
Look #5: Not so chill...
"The perfect piece to add some colour under your winter coat. A few Weftshop necklaces and our denim culottes, and you're ready to brave the winter months."
The weather is starting to cool down, which is the only excuse we need to layer up. Here, Maia cozies up with our brand new Anorak featuring statement black closures donated by Cue, and our Calm Indigo Denim Culottes which makes the vibrant orange of the Shell Top burst from underneath accented by our lovely Weftshop Jewellery. After all - a pop of colour is just the remedy to ward away these grey days.
Model: Maia Ihemeje (@maiaihemeje)
Photographer: Daphne Nguyen (@daphnenguyen__)
Stylist: Peter Simon Phillips (@petersimonphillips)
Hair and Make Up: Claire Thomson Make Up (@clairethomsonmakeup)
Kate, Timothy & Joss from The Social Outfit explore some more ways to be a master repeat-offender! From layering to accessorising, we've got you covered.
To fully embrace the ethical styling challenge we've set out for #WearTheChange2020, we encourage you to choose a bold garment that promotes conversation in order to raise awareness, rather than disguising the fact you’ve worn it for 5 days in a row!
An extra layer to the challenge is that many of us will still be working from home, meaning most of our interactions during the Refugee Week will be via video calls. When selecting a sustainable & ethical garment for the Wear the Change you may want to consider the following styles...
Image credit - Katharine Hamnett 'Save the Future' tee
Being on video calls, what you wear on your top half is going to have the most impact. Try to choose something with a unique pattern, colour or print - you might even own something with a thought-provoking message!
Jumpsuits & loose dresses
The Social Outfit's Denim Pinafore
These styles are layering friendly and can be used as a ‘shell’ to wear skivvies or t-shirts under or over the top - versatile for any temperature or occasion.
Button down shirts
Image credit - ELK Form Dress
A great example of a garment that is already very functional on its own. Shirts or even shirt dresses can be worn as they are or unbuttoned like a coat/throw over, to wear under your dress or jumpsuit, they can also be tucked in and even tied up.
In case you missed it, #WearTheChange2020 is an ethical fashion styling challenge held during Refugee Week 2020: 1 garment, styled 5 ways from June 15-19.
Every dollar raised will go towards The Social Outfit’s non-profit community programs supporting women from refugee and new migrant backgrounds with training and employment pathways in the fashion industry.
We start on June 15, the momentum is picking up and we would love for you to join us.