Classic Trends in Dichromatic, Black and White Sophistication: On Trend


Black and white is always the heart of classic trends. Even Ms. Coco Chanel herself knew it! Keeping our style simple prevents closet clutter and the dreadful question of “What will I wear?!” Then we are more free to ask more grounded questions like, “What will I read next?” This week’s On Trend is a round up filled with sophistication and style from our favorite responsible brands in classic black and white.


1. Sequoia Dress by Reformation

Fun, sexy, and sustainable style is what you always get with any Reformation garment. Made with 100% viscose, a fiber produced through a closed-loop process and with little water, and produced in Los Angeles, this dress is professional and still fresh and playful.

Reformation, $188


2. Chaye Clutch by Freedom of Animals

Freedom of Animals is brand on the rise, and this vegan handbag makes you look read twice (yes, I said vegan). It’s made with 100% EPA-certified sustainable materials, including faux leather produced from recycled materials. Not only is the textile innovative and eco-friendly, the faux leather is then vegetable dyed, so no toxic chrome-tanning here. Lastly, the inside of the clutch is lined with organic cotton. I know, incredible. Go ahead and take another look–we certainly did.

Freedom of Animals, $300


3. Mini Shark Earrings by Brandy Pham

Named after their resemblance to shark teeth and a nod to designer Brandy Pham’s father who used to be a fisherman, these studs are modernly feminine and elegant. Handmade with love in New York City. And when you purchase the pair through Zady’s you can read the full story of how Brady went from celebrity designer to trusting her instincts.

Zady, $90


4. Black and White Heel by Olsenhaus 

This 100% vegan shoe will turn any outfit into a sophisticated look.  Olsenhaus is all cruelty free and made with all environmentally friendly materials.

Olsenhaus, $45


5. Eden and Pear by Voluspa

Not only will this scent have any space smelling fresh in no time (even when it isn’t burning!), Voluspa candle are made with coconut wax and cotton wicks, so you don’t have to worry about this scented candle poisoning your indoor air with VOCs. Plus, once you are indulging in the luxuries of its smell, you can turn the candle holder into a flower vase!

Candle Delirium, $18


6. My Ex’s Heart Nail Polish by Bondi New York

Cleaner nail polish is on the rise, and thank goodness! Bondi nail polish, prides itself in being ‘the five free nail polish,’ always free from formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, toluene and DBP–yes, those ingredients are in most conventional nail polishes (gross).  Let’s stay away from those nasty chemicals and keep our nails strong while still looking hip.

Bondi, $12.50


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images from the brands, top collage by Juliette Donatelli


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Juliette Donatelli

Working in the field of sustainability for over seven years, Juliette is passionate about its intersection within the fashion industry. Juliette began studying ecological conservation, and led consumer awareness campaigns around the world from water usage in southern California, riparian restoration in South Africa, food distribution in Paris and bison habitat in the Great Plains. She has launched her passion--consumerism and sustainability--into a place where it hits home--fashion. Juliette is the founder and editor-in-chief of, Director of Sustainability at Manufacture NY, and loves to read, dance, swim and enjoy the occasional glass of champagne.