We’re so excited to launch our new monthly series called “Swapper of the Month.” Each post will feature different rockstar swapper and sustainable fashion guru! Naturally, we’re starting with the one and only Karen Housel. As a former EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) employee, and currently an EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) specialist at Universal Studios, it’s safe to say that Karen has her facts straight about mother earth. In addition, she is the brains behind the popular sustainable fashion blog, Sustainable Daisy, so she understands the importance of style as well. We’re more than grateful to have Karen as a supporter of Swap Society!
Although kids are going back to school and college will begin full force within the next months, there is still time to soak up the sun! Considering we are based in Southern California, we’ll be rocking warm weather styles until October at least. Whether you’ve gone on a million adventures or stayed home this summer, we’ve rounded up 3 activities for you and your friends to enjoy.
It’s funny that I’m here writing advice about summer dressing because I consider myself basically a vampire who lives in Los Angeles. Although I’m not queen of this sunny season, I have learned some great ways to stay cool and stylish during the heat! Summer dressing tips can be broken down into three categories: wearing the right styles, wearing the right fabrics, and wearing the right colors.
Nicole Robertson is one half of the dynamic duo behind Swap Society. She and her husband Edward have worked tirelessly the past year and a half to bring Swap Society goodness to all of you! This week I chatted with Nicole about her personal style journey, how she came to love clothing swaps, and what is Swap Society is all about.
Although Swap Society is based in Los Angeles, where the sun scorches almost 365 days of the year, we have a huge appreciation for seasonal wardrobes. It feels healthy to have a clear break from jackets and sweaters, and a move to shorts and sundresses. We’ve spoken about the art of capsule wardrobes before, and still believe that simplifying your closet will simplify your life. Considering we don’t all live in sunny LA, curating these seasonal wardrobes will look different for each individual. For East Coast-ers it may be more straightforward; pack or swap the parkas, hats, and gloves in order to make room for tank tops and sandals. For those of us in the sunshine state it might prove to be a bit more complicated, like rearranging your closet to have warmer weather outfits in the front and slightly bulkier items out of reach. If you live somewhere where the weather fluctuates no matter what time of year it is (ahem, Bay Area) it’s important not to completely dispose of jackets and coats because the fog could roll in without a moment’s notice. Here are three different ways to optimize your closet for the best summer yet!