Things that Go Together: High Waists and Crop Tops

Summer staples are all about style that works with the heat. Crop tops and high waisted bottoms accomplish this with as much aplomb as possible. These looks are all about sustainable, and ethical crop tops with high-waisted bottoms. But unlike the Matching Sets outfits, none of these are matching. Every crop top is a different brand from the bottom to highlight mixing and matching!

 

Johanna Ortiz Top– Handmade in Johanna’s hometown by female artisans.

Nine to Five Shoes– Made sustainably in Portugal.

Re/done Skirt– Taken from old Levi jeans and remade.

Earth Wood Sunglasses– The frames are made from sustainably sourced wood.

Muzungu Sisters Bag– Made in Sicily by craftsmen on both sides of the island.

I’ve been in love with Reformation’s retro Hawaiian collection for a while. It’s so bright and fun. In this look, I took the colors in that skirt and found similar ones across the spectrum.

Staud Top– Made in L.A. with natural linen fabric.

Reformation Skirt– Made with a viscose and rayon mix and a sustainable production process that saves on waste, water, and carbon.

Charlotte Stone Sandals– Made ethically in Italy by artisans that Charlotte apprenticed under.

Cult Gaia bag– Made using reclaimed bamboo.

Blue Planet Eyewear– Made from sustainable acetate and recycled plastic.

Lalita London Earrings– Handcrafted with ancient processes and ethical stones.

Purple power! Embrace the versatility of this rich color with all purple everything. And… if you are really into the color I’ve got some other suggestions here.

Apiece Apart Skirt– Made with sustainable tencel, a viscose fabric made in a closed loop system.

Waimari Top– Waimari seeks to empower women,. They start with the female artisans that craft each piece. These artists are either single mothers or the family breadwinner and they also help to train other women in the community.

Kassandra Lauren Gordon– Handmade in Kassandra’s London studio.

Pala Sunglasses– Designed in the U.K. and made with recycled plastic in Ghana.

Cleobella Bag– Handcrafted by traditional artisans in Bali.

Rafa USA sandals- Made in L.A. with vegan materials.

This look is perfect for summer. It’s basically all white and so flowy you’ll definitely catch a breeze. I love the red accents because it gives it a little retro feel.

Cleobella Shoes¬†and Bag– Cleobella’s designs are filled with intricate craftsmanship and techniques like hand-dying, and traditional individual embellishment.

Pour Les Femmes Top– Made by female refugee’s who have fled the Congo and are creating new lives for themselves.

Andy Wolf Sunglasses– Made with sustainably produced acetate.

Bella Dahl Trousers– Made in L.A.’s fashion district with sustainable tencel.

Ecovibe Apparel Skirt– Made ethically in Portugal with a linen blend.

Bhava Studio Heels– Vegan leather and sustainable cork make up these stylish heels.

Amur Top– Made with recycled materials in New York.

Pala Sunglasses– (Same sunglasses as above, I’m in love with this style. I think I’ve featured them in every post this summer.)

Paradise Row Bag– Handcrafted with eco-friendly vegetable tanned leather in East London.

Neola earrings– The earrings are crafted under the strictest fair trade and ethical standards.

Ash & Rose Skirt– Made in Boston with vintage fabrics.

Made in Italia Heels– Crafted in Italy with eco-leather, which is leather scraps collected from a factory floor.

Ulla Johnson Top– Ulla Johnson partners with different artisan groups to make slow collections that feature natural materials.

Monica Vinader Earrings– Made with ethically sourced stones and sterling silver.

Cleobella Bag– (Same production as above. Cleobella was definitely on my mind when I made these)

Mark Davis Bangle– Handmade in New York from vintage bakelite.

Faithfull Top– Made by ethical artisans in Bali who use traditional hand-blocking techniques.

Shwood sunglasses– Same Portland production as above.

Mara Hoffman Skirt– Sustainably crafted with organic cotton woven by Indian artisans.

Cesta Collective Bag– Made with sustainably harvested sissal and hand-dyed.

Bar Jewellery Earrings– Made in the U.S. with recycled silver.

Ecovibe Apparel Sandal– Made in Portland with vegan materials.

BC Footwear– Vegan materials that have been certified by PETA.

Mali and Lily Bag– Made with vegan leather.

Shwood Sunglasses– (description above.)

Flynn Skype Top– Local production. Designed in Venice, made in L.A.

Ayni Skirt– Made with sustainable baby alpaca wool.

This look is more formal and the colors are definitely more muted. Maybe it’s the perfect outfit to go to the office or help you transition to fall.

Tonle Top– It’s zero-waste and made from stretch micro-fiber remnants.

Stella Jean Pants– Slowly made of natural materials in Italy Stella also partners with a group of artisans in Africa who develop the fabrics.

Gabriela Hearst Sandals– Made in Italy with reclaimed fabric.

Shwood Sunglasses– Handmade in Portland with sustainably sourced wood and cotton based acetate.

Matt & Nat Bag– Vegan handbags! Matt & Nat uses vegan PU and recycled water bottles to make the lining.