Kimono: H&M | Top: Old Navy | Pants: H&M | Shoes: Urban Outfitters | Necklace: c/o UNA | Bag: Coach |
Hat: Urban Outfitters | Sunglasses: Aldo
pictures by Brian Cavanaugh
I love starting an outfit with a clean palette then building on top of the look. Not cluttering it, but just adding pieces to make a bolder statement. An all white look can look too starchy, to beak it up I added a colorful kimono, a wide-brim hat to give it that boho feel, and the UNA dagger necklace. Each of these pieces on their own are subtle but when put together they make a fashion statement.
Fashion statements don't always have to be in the look of the clothes but in the actual statement that the company is making. UNA uses recycled and organic materials to create their one of a kind pieces of jewelry. Their dagger necklace is beautiful and the materials used to make this necklace is unique and bold. The necklace was created from the recycled remnants of war in Cambodia. "Skilled artisans expertly handcraft the jewelry using metal from land mines and unexploded ordinance (UXO) gathered from local NGO's. UNA creates beauty from a marred past and supports skilled artisans transform their future." UNA's statement is a strong beautiful one that they are making within the fashion industry and the world. They also take a firm stance on the fair trade movement for ensuring living wages, safe working conditions, and gender equity. This is a company that I feel every woman and fashionista should get behind.
Join the movement #FASHIONTHECHANGE.