On Trend: Dark and Tan—The Smartly Sexy Fall 2013 Color Trends

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The leaves are changing colors, and so are our wardrobe choices as we bundle up. Dark (navy and/or black) and tan are one of the hottest fall 2013 color trends, so of course we’ve rounded up some beautiful, sustainable favorites to surprise and delight you. 


1. Cashmere Colddye by Humanoid

Humanoid’s cashmere dress is a simple silhouette that will keep you warm, yet still ladylike through the cold weather. Pair this with leggings or tights and a pair of boots and you are ready for any occasion!

Humanoid, 351 euros



2. Trail Soap by Juniper Ridge 

Unbelievably, this is the only product on the market like it. Juniper Ridge captures Pacific Northwestern scents by sustainably gathering twigs, bark, mushrooms (and whatever else they can find on their favorite trails) and bottles them. Interestingly they are the only fragrance company using pre-industrial perfuming techniques. Because there are no petrochemical additives whatsoever, the scents don’t stay on your skin all day, making it’s use that much more special. Each scent is crisp, clean and nostalgic; our favorites are the Yuba River or the Cascade Trail.

Beklina, $36




3. Lip Care Stick by Dr. Hauschka

This lip care by Dr. Hauschka is a magic wand for your luscious lèvres. It’s always a staple in my bag and for presents of any occasion. As always, Dr. Hauscka is made from 100% natural ingredients, as it has been for over 45 years. The jojoba wax and shea butter are key ingredients in their lip care formula protecting and soothing from the elements. Dr. Hauschka is certified natural by NATRUE,  a certification ensuring products meet the strongest criteria available for natural and organic ingredients in cosmetics and is free of synthetic preservatives, fragrances, dyes and petroleum derived synthetics.

Dr. Hauschka, $13.95




4. Bonny Boot by Wolverine and Samantha Pleet

These boots are made for walking. Wolverine has been making shoes in America for over 130 years, and they’ve got it down to a science. Their collaboration with NYC-based sustainable designer Samantha Pleet brings old-world craft and feminine urban design into one great shoe that will last a lifetime.

Wolverine, $320


5. Pinyon Stripe Fringed Scarf by Pendleton

Pendleton is one of the oldest, and only remaining textile mills in the United States, and they haven’t lost their edge, no siree. This cozy scarf is expertly woven in Pendleton’s American mill in the Pacific Northwest with 100% pure virgin wool, and is sure to keep you warm!

Pendleton, $118


6. Edge Tote by BTWN WIND & WATER

Handcrafted and made with responsibly sourced leather, the Edge Tote is a perfect staple bag. We love the simplicity of the two tone black and tan matched with quality craftsmanship. A chic carry all bag for your commute or travels, it matches any outfit.



Want more On Trend? See Also:

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Sweet Romantic Organic Bralettes: On Trend


images from the brands, 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 spadesandsilk.com, Director of Sustainability at Manufacture NY, and loves to read, dance, swim and enjoy the occasional glass of champagne.