6 Ethically Elevated Holiday Outfit Ideas

Sustainable Holiday Outfit Ideas

Whether you’re preparing for a holiday dinner with friends and family, a charity gala, a company get-together, or a New Year’s Eve cocktail party, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a selection of sustainable and ethical special-occasion dresses, unique artisan-made jewelry, and showstopping handcrafted shoes for all of those seasonal events!

We’ve also created six sustainable outfit ideas using some of our favorite bold, sleek pieces to give you some inspiration for your holiday looks. Whether you’re attending a business-casual party or a formal black-tie affair, these outfits will be sure to wow.

1. Winter Wonderland

Here’s a snow white, elevated outfit to wear to any occasion. Taiyo’s Upcycled Dress will help keep you warm with its long sleeves and sweeping skirt, and Nisolo’s Bone Slide Sandals match perfectly. Don’t forget Sara Patino’s Recycled Gold Necklace to compliment the dress’s gorgeous V neckline.

Dress: Taiyo Kiera Upcycled Dress in Beige Plaid

Shoes: Nisolo Isla Slide Sandal in Bone

Jewelry: Sara Patino Jewelry Be Open Recycled Gold Necklace or Yewo Chaka Recycled Bangle Set

Kiera upcycled dress
Isla Slide Sandal
Be Open recycled gold necklace

2. Consciously Classy

This simple-yet-stunning ensemble is perfect for a family dinner, holiday party, or New This simple-yet-stunning ensemble is perfect for a family dinner, holiday party, or New Year’s Eve out on the town. Mata Traders’ Varanasi Flutter Dress is a sophisticated piece that pairs beautifully with Nisolo’s boots or low heels and minimalistic jewelry.

Dress: Mata Traders Varanasi Flutter Dress in Olive

Shoes: Nisolo Dari Boot in Almond

Jewelry: Salt + Still Nimbus Bracelet in Gold or Silver

Varanasi flutter dress
Dari boot
nimbus bracelet

3. Golden Age Glam

For a 1920s-inspired look, we love Passion Lillie’s modern take on art deco fashion with this beautifully printed skirt. Add matching black heels, like Nisolo’s Open Toe Clog, and modern geometric jewelry, like Hathorway’s Horn Post Dangle Earrings, and you’re all set for a glamorous night out!

Blouse: No Nasties Unisize Top in Dayton

Skirt: Passion Lilie Navy Stars Midi Skirt

Shoes: Nisolo All-Day Open Toe Clog in Black

Jewelry: Hathorway Saigon II Horn Post Dangle Earrings in Light

Navy stars midi skirt
all-day open toe clog
saigon II horn post dangle earrings

4. Sustainable Showstopper

This festive fair trade outfit features three uniquely handmade pieces: an artisan dress This festive fair trade outfit features three uniquely handmade pieces: an artisan dress made in India, timeless booties handmade in Peru, and elegant earrings crafted using ethically sourced gemstones. They are remarkable pieces by themselves, but together they create a truly showstopping look.

Dress: Passion Lilie Triangles Shift Dress

Shoes: Nisolo All-Day Heeled Mule in Bone

Jewelry: Iron Oxide Crystal Amulet Earrings

triangles shift dress
all-day heeled mule
crystal amulet earrings

5. The Life of the Party

If you’re looking for a fun look without any frills or sequins, this Milo + Nicki low-back dress is a great choice. The mini looks fabulous with mules or slides for warmer months and booties for the chillier ones. A good pair of studs will add just the right amount of shine to this look, no matter what season it is.

Dress: Milo + Nicki It’s a Party Dress

Shoes: Nisolo All-Day Heeled Mule in Almond

Jewelry: Sara Patino Jewelry Deep Pearl Gold Stud

it's a party dress
all-day heeled mule
deep pearl gold stud

6. One-of-a-Kind Shine

Bring some sustainable shine to your holiday with Valani’s matching top and midi skirt paired with some flatform sandals. Add additional sparkle to your look with Salt + Still’s Diving Drop Earrings, a stunning crossover cuff bracelet, and a statement waterfall necklace to create a cohesive and elevated look.

Blouse: Valani Sitha Tencel Top in Cloud Dancer

Skirt: Valani Chanthu Banana Midi Skirt in Cloud Dancer

Shoes: Nisolo Go-To Flatform Sandal in Bone

Jewelry: Salt + Still Diving Drop Earrings , Abby Alley Crossover Cuff Bracelet and L.Greenwalt Jewelry Waterfall Necklace

Valani tencel top and midi skirt
waterfall necklace
crossover cuff bracelet

For even more holiday outfit inspiration, check out our dresses collection, heels collection, and jewelry collection.

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