With no stretch of the imagination, the current state of the world is loaded with uncertainty. It makes me think about how I can influence positive change in my day to day life – when I’m not marching alongside my sisters.

My activism starts with the clothes I wear. When I make a purchase, I know I’m buying into a brand’s business model, and with fast fashion brands being notoriously uncool, I’m glad I have options.

One of my favorite ways to shop sustainably and ethically is to invest in high quality pieces that last me a lifetime from brands who support their makers. I recently invested in a navy blue V-neck sweater by ethical brand Callina because it goes with many other pieces in my wardrobe and can be worn a number of different ways. When I factor in the cost per wear – it really elevates the value of my purchase. Below are some of my favorite ways to repurpose and reimagine my own fashion activism:

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Lady Boss: I layered a sharply tailored vest over the ethically made sweater and paired it with vintage leather pants to help me step it up.

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Weekend Warrior: I threw the sweater over my Canadian Tuxedo to add some polish. As a final touch I added a vintage silk kerchief to take this from basic to best-in-show.

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Everyday Empowerment: I added on a few edgy accessories to take this sweater from all business to something fun that makes me feel good. The oversized belt and bracelets add flair and personality. I threw on this eco bomber to get me out the door!

To get the most of out of my fewer better things, I stretch my styling parameters and use my imagination so I can have more fun getting dressed and feel better about the shopping choices I make.

How do you wear your fewer, better things?

Featured: Callina Emma V-Neck Lace Collar Pullover in Indigo $175

Photography: Jessie Marie Cagliero

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