If there’s an expert in dressing real women in ethical and sustainable style, it’s London-based stylist Veronica Crespi. Veronica is the founder of Rewardrobe, a style and fashion consultancy that brings together her passion for Slow fashion and her quintessentially Italian flair. Rewardrobe works with clients who want to develop their own signature style, showing them how to create the best outfits while discovering the collections of sustainable and ethical fashion brands. People Tree asked Veronica to pick her favourite styles from our summer collection, and style them for her everyday life.
The Lora Monochrome Dress in this black and white flower print was my go-to choice for an important fashion industry event. I felt confident in it as the cut is very flattering. At the same time, it’s a very comfortable and practical dress. The material doesn’t crease easily, which is a big bonus when your day is filled with meetings or you spend your day in the office and your evening at networking events. Plus it has pockets, where I keep business cards – mine in the left pocket, the ones I’m given in the right – no more awkwardness when you have to rummage frantically for them!
From a style point of view, I love how the dress matches two big trends for SS13, flower prints and monochrome, while at the same time being timeless. This will be a staple in my wardrobe for some time!
Now that the weather is a bit better, I like to take my mat to the park and do a bit of yoga in the open. This top is my favourite to wear for yoga practice, as it’s light and soft and allows for comfortable movements. I love that it’s made of organic cotton. It feels like my skin is breathing in it. This is a very versatile top too: switch the leggings for skinny jeans, add some chunky jewellery and a leather jacket, and take it to a gig or festival!
Wearing a silk dress for a picnic in the park might not sound like the obvious choice – but it was the dress that put me in the mood. I love the print, so pretty, colourful, classic and on-trend all in one. Plus, who says you’re only supposed to wear your best pieces for special occasions? Wear something special when you want to have some ‘me-time’, it will help lift the mood!
I could have shown you a picture of me wearing the Audrey Dress in so many moments of my day! This red number slips on in a second and doesn’t crease easily, plus its cut is flattering without compromising on wearability. I would feel comfortable wearing this for a day at the office or for cocktails. This picture kind of represents both: I live close to the William Morris Gallery, and I go there to (obviously) see the exhibitions, but also to meet clients over tea and cake in their café, which sometimes also hosts interesting evening events. I’d never feel out of place there with this dress.
Monochrome graphics are an absolute fave of mine (check out the leggings and trainers!), so it’s great that they’re also so trendy this season. I love wearing this black and white stripe dress when I ride my bike around my neighbourhood, be it to run errands, go for a drink or a meet a friend. But don’t class this as a ‘sporty’ dress – as in, something you couldn’t dress up. The shape is actually all but slouchy, it even has darts to emphasise the waist. Switch the trainers for pumps, and add a fitted jacket to completely transform this look from sporty business-y.
Thank you Veronica for sharing your ethical fashion advice and for making our clothes look so beautiful!