Ethical Fashion, Fair Trade & Ethically Made, Sustainable Fashion, Sustainable Living

Ethical Fashion for 70 Degree February Days

As a North Carolina native, I am no stranger to our state’s penchant for mood swing weather. Just this past weekend, we woke up to the sound of sleet then enjoyed perfectly clear skies and 60 degree temperatures all afternoon. In fact, we’ve had quite a few 70 degree days lately, and it’s still early February! It’s definitely not time to pull out spring clothes yet, so I’ve gotten to wear some of my lightweight darker colored items that I haven’t had out since fall.

Fair trade amulet necklace + made in the USA Annabelle top + Free People leggings from Poshmark | Fairly Southern

I adore this made in the USA Annabelle tunic, which I purchased at The Flourish Market (my fave!). The warm color feels appropriate for winter, while the lightweight fabric matches the actual temperature outside. My layered amulet necklace is also from The Flourish Market and was handmade at a fair trade artisan coop in India. The gray Free People leggings are another ethical fashion find from Poshmark, an app and website where you can buy and sell gently used clothing (it’s my latest obsession). Topping it all of are my black riding boots, which are actual repurposed riding boots from my childhood equestrian days. Hooray for an entirely made in the USA/fair trade/eco-friendly outfit!

Layered amulet necklace made by fair trade artisan co-op in India | Fairly Southern

How do y’all dress when it’s still the dead of winter and 70 degrees out, especially when you know it’s just going to swing back down into the 20s that night? Would love to hear/see your ideas!

Also…if you want to score 15% off your first purchase at The Flourish Market, just use this link. 🙂

xoxo Laura


  1. You nailed the perfect look. Leggings are so versatile for any season and jeans. I have a fave pair of boyfriend jeans that are ripped making them perfect for 70 degree days when I want to feel warmth on my skin. Pair with a favorite statement tee and cardigan or military jacket in case temps drop.

  2. LOVE your necklace. Also glad to know Free People has ethically made pieces – those are so cute! Remember when we went into the store and asked about fair trade? Lol!

    1. Haha yes, I do remember that! I actually don’t know how these Free People leggings were made but am guessing the production may not be all that ethical. But they are sustainable/eco-friendly since they were purchased second-hand on Poshmark, so that’s something!

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