Fall is officially here, and while Mother Nature is still working on cooling it down here over in LA, I’ve already been trying to get away with as many Fall outfits as I can without overheating. Free Label was kind enough to gift my two pieces to get my Fall wardrobe started.
ABOUT FREE LABEL
Free Label is an ethical brand based in Canada. Their clothes are made from natural, sustainable, and soft fabrics. Many of their fabrics are organic and locally milled in Toronto. All of their garments are also sewn in Canada, and Jess & Julian work hard to build relationships with their garment workers so that they know who makes your clothes.
What drew me most to their brand was their Everywoman Campaign. As a 5’2″ curvy, Asian woman entering her 30s soon, it is often hard for me to envision how clothes will look on me when they’re shown on a 5’11” thin model. Free Label’s Everywoman Campaign sought to bring some diversity to campaigns. Not only did their campaign represent women of all different colors and sizes (which we are now seeing more of these days) but also of all different ages. When I saw just how versatile their clothing was–just how good it looked on everyone–I knew that I wanted to support this brand. Jess kindly gifted me their Rachelle Cardi Robe and their Sunday Pant from their Fall 2018 collection. Read on to see what I think of each piece and how I styled them in different ways!
THE RACHELLE CARDI ROBE
I know…This is NOT black. It is not even grey or white. IT IS RUST. And I sorta, kinda, really like this color! I’ve been eyeing this color for a while now, but never felt confident that I could pull it off. And then when I decided to transition to a monochromatic wardrobe, I forgot about it until now. I love the bit of color this adds to my Fall/Winter wardrobe and I just love it paired with my neutral pieces.
This cardigan definitely lives up to its name: It feels like I’m wearing a robe, but it sure doesn’t look like one! It’s so cozy and comfortable. It has pockets, which make it practical for errand running or just everyday life! The fabric is made from 45% bamboo and 55% cotton. I just love how easy it is to throw on. Because of the color, I feel like it makes it look like put a lot of thought and effort into your outfit when you might’ve just chucked it over an all black outfit (which is most likely what’ll happen to me). I ordered my usual size with this cardigan, and it fits perfectly!
THE BLACK SUNDAY PANT
These pants. Oh my god. I love them so much! Since I received them, I’ve worn them multiple times–mostly with a cropped tank, like my Everlane Cotton U-Neck one or my Lyla Crop 2.0 from Sotela, but I’m already dreaming of wearing it with cozy cropped sweaters in the Fall/Winter. These pants really have it all: they’re high-waisted (and how high it can go depends on little or much want to ruche the waist part); they have pockets; and they have ruching at the legs to add a bit of detail and drape (or you can hike them up your calves a little for a cool harem pant look). These will forever be my airport pants, and my comfy pants for all the days in between! I’ve even worn them to work! They’re made from 85% rayon and 15% spandex. Everyone needs these pants in their life!
I am so lucky to have gotten to know this brand through this wonderful collaboration opportunity, but I know that these two items will not be the last from Free Label that I will add to my wardrobe. I cannot recommend their brand enough! I know I’ll come back to them for great basics that are versatile, with a bit of a twist, and sustainably made. I’m currently eyeing their Tulip Tee and hoping to the heavens that their Friday Pant comes back in stock!
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outfits #2 & 3: everlane soft cotton square cardigan, c/o free label sunday pants, everlane cotton double v-neck tank,nisolo isla slide sandal, celine rounded cat eye sunglasses, mansur gavriel mini bucket bag (thrifted via ebay)