EcoSalon Editor’s Picks: Anna Brones

EcoSalon’s Marketing Manager and resident foodie Anna Brones shows us how she plans to accessorize her favorite little black dress this summer.

Ever wondered how our editors channel this season’s trends to complement the favorite pieces in their own wardrobes? Well, look no further. Here’s how our Marketing Manager Anna Brones is planning to accessorize her favorite dress by Horny Toad this summer. A consummate foodie and playlist maven, Anna also has a crafty side, which she uses to create beautiful earrings from used bike tubes. Anna’s style is simple and laid-back with a distinct feminine vibe, she likes to stick to simple basic clothing and let the accessories to the talking.

Mulu: Black and White Striped Infinity Scarf by Raven + Lily
This light and airy scarf is the perfect choice for summer. Made from locally sourced cotton and hand-loomed by Ethiopian women who were former fuel laborers, this black and white infinity scarf wraps one, two or three times. Through Raven + Lily’s partnership with Connected in Hope Foundation, the women receive economic and educational opportunities, enabling their families to thrive.
$57, Raven + Lily

Upcycled Leaf Earrings by AB Designs
These pretty leaf-shaped earrings are made from upcycled bike tubes by Anna herself. She carves the shapes by hand and cleverly lets the natural curve of the tubes be part of the design.
$19, AB Designs/Etsy

Prairie Underground Undone Shrug
A great layering piece like this is a must have for those cold summer evenings. The edges are raw and unfinished and, instead of buttons, it’s got fun string ties. Do like Anna and wear it over a dress, or pair it with denim for a more casual vibe. Made in Seattle, from 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton.
$128, Embodies

Shannon South ReMade in the USA OOAK No.1 Clutch
Color-blocking is a trend that is still going strong. The similar hues in this one make it a highly versatile choice.The OOAK is a one of a kind clutch that, like all Shannon South’s designs, is made from vintage leather sourced from old jackets. This one has a vintage suede lining, brass zipper and a knotted leather pull.
$195, Shannon South

Gold Leather Slit Cuff by Fahmina
This cuff by Topanga-based eco-designer Fahmina is a great way to add some flair to an outfit. Metallics are highly versatile since they tend to go with everything, which means you can get by with less. Wear it on the outside of your sleeve to really show it off. Made from upcycled pre-consumer leather waste, salvaged from factory cutting tables.
$96, Fahmina

El Naturalista Senda Sandals
Anna’s not afraid to add a pop of color to her wardrobe. The best way to dress up a simple outfit is to add a distinct pair of shoes, preferably in a bright color like these from Spanish shoe label El Naturalista.
Approx. $150, El Naturalista

Johanna Björk

Johanna is a sustainable fashion writer currently based in Ojai, CA. Read her weekly On Trend column to learn what's new in eco fashion.