Stay Warm Out There
As you probably already know, quiet luxury fashion is built on classic wardrobe staples that rarely go out of style. It’s a modern take on ‘old money’ dressing. These are functional and high quality pieces that tend to look more understated than over the top. And unlike other guides on the quiet luxury trend, I’m going to focus on investment pieces that are ethically made.
In this blog post, I’ll introduce you to a selection of classy and elevated vegan clothing pieces for women, all made by sustainable and ethically-minded fashion brands. These garments are not only designed to keep you warm but are also crafted to last a lifetime.
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Classic and Timeless Layers
For a cozy and far more ethical option than chunky wool, look no further than KOTN’s Hamatah sweater. This sweater is made using fair trade Egyptian cotton, ensuring that the workers involved in its production are treated fairly. With its soft and warm fabric, it’s the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe.
One of the must-have items for a chic winter wardrobe is AndOrCollective’s long knit skirt. Made in the USA, this skirt combines both style and sustainability. I love that the slit can be worn at the front, back, or side, and that the waist band can be rolled to adjust the height. With its luxurious fabric and impeccable craftsmanship, it’s a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Plus, this piece is season-less. Buy it now and wear it forever!
If you’re looking for a luxuriously soft base layer, Bleusalt’s cropped “Shorty” V neck is the perfect choice. Made in the USA, this top is not only comfortable but also sustainable. Its versatility makes it a great addition to any winter outfit. I’d recommend sizing down if you’re planning on using this as thermal under layer.
For an effortlessly put-together winter outfit, consider Bleusalt’s longsleeve crew dress. Made in LA, this dress combines comfort and style. Its relaxed silhouette and soft, high-quality fabric make it a go-to piece for both casual and dressier occasions. If you haven’t tried Bleusalt IRL, their signature fabric has a cashmere-like feel. Pair it with vegan boots, an oversized scarf, and an ankle length coat for a quick yet elevated winter look.
Mila Vert’s knitted organic cotton button down is a chic wardrobe essential for the winter season. Made in the EU, this top combines comfort and style. Personally, I really love the textured relief surface. It adds interest to an otherwise “staple” wardrobe piece. Because it’s made from finely knitted organic cotton, you’ll feel comfortable and warm without sacrificing breathability. Its intricate knit pattern and high-quality fabric make it a versatile piece that can be worn for both casual and dressier occasions.
I’ve grown to adore belted cardigans. Once we move into September, you can bet that I’ll have an oversized one draped across my shoulders. I love the way this style adds elegant movement yet additional warmth to just about any casual outfit. Alltrueist makes an incredibly high quality belted cardigan in various colours. Plus, they are ethically produced in Canada.
Elegant Vegan Coats & Outerwear
There are so many wonderful vegan coat options out there! So many, in fact, that I had to write a separate article just to capture all about my favourite finds this year. But here are just a few classic designs that should fit into the quite luxury look. Keep these brands on your radar because I’m predicting that they are really going to take off.
For a cruelty-free alternative to fur, Apparis’ Stella coat is a great option. Made with Plant Based PLUCHE™ eco-fur, this coat is not only warm but also eco-friendly. With its elegant design and attention to detail, it’s a statement piece that will elevate any winter look. Stella is available in five luxurious shades that scream ‘quiet luxury.’ Personally I love Espresso brown. (I own the scarf & mittens in this color and it’s so chic in person!)
If you’re looking for a bold and edgy outerwear option, FREED’s GINA vegan “croc” leather trench coat is the perfect choice. Gina is available in black, gold, or silver. (!) Made in Canada, this coat combines style, supporting local, and cruelty-free fashion. Its unique design and attention to detail make it a standout piece for the fashion-conscious individual.
Another noteworthy piece from Apparis is the Aaron tailored vegan wool coat. Made with recycled fibers, this coat combines style and sustainability. Its tailored fit and timeless design make it a winter staple that will last for years to come.
For a super cozy yet chic and flirty winter coat, look no further than the FREED RILEY plush vegan fur coat. Made in Canada, this coat is not only very warm but also ethically made. Its plush fur and flattering silhouette make it a must-have for the colder months. Riley comes in 9 (!) colors.
Cozy Yet Chic Finishing Details
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, the cozy and stylish oversized scarf by Bleusalt is a must-have capsule wardrobe accessory. Made in LA, this scarf is not only soft and warm but also sustainable. Its oversized design allows for versatile styling options, making it a versatile accessory for the winter season.
Live in Canada or somewhere equally
depressing cold? Do you want to add a dash of playful luxury to your otherwise drab outerwear? You may want to take a peek at Apparis’ vegan fur mittens and scarf. These accessories not only keep you ridiculously toasty but also add a touch of luxury to your outfit. Made with high-quality vegan materials, they are a guilt-free choice for the fashion-forward individual. I own them both in Espresso brown and they elevate my winter evening looks like no other cozy accessory that I’ve tried.
Of course, you may want to consider a super practical accessory for the winter months: a knit hat (or toque as we call them in Canada.) Mila.Vert makes a lovely and luxurious take on this style that subtly adds a touch of classiness to bundled-up winter looks.
Complete your quite luxury ensemble with Alexandra K’s Hope Maxi vegan shoulder bag. Made in Poland, this bag is not only stylish but also cruelty-free. With its spacious interior and elegant design, it’s the perfect accessory to carry all your winter essentials.