Reformation – Two Piece
September 21, 2017
Reformation is exactly what the fashion industry needs. A sustainable brand with incredible style to shake things up a bit. For those unfamiliar with shopping sustainably, it’s easy to assume that eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable brands only sell boring, neutral-toned, and hemp-made clothes. A lot of the time, this is true. Thankfully, more and more sustainable brands are popping up and reinventing this stigma. Reformation is one of my favourite brands (as I’ve mentioned before) doing just this.
I purchased this Reformation two piece and absolutely fell in love. I’ve never owned a two piece set before so was keen to experiment. This post covers one simple change up with the bottom, but I know I’ll be mixing and matching these pieces for years to come and hopefully blogging about it more.
One of the things I love best about Reformation is their RefScale – which is where they track the impact that each of their garments have on the environment. This two piece set, for example, released 10 pounds of carbon dioxide, compared to the industry standard of 14 pounds. It also took only 169 gallons of water to make this set, compared to the industry standard of 200 gallons. Whilst these numbers don’t appear drastic for a single purchase, they add up. The apparel industry accounts for 10% of all global CO2 emissions. This purchase alone was 30% less harmful to our environment than your average garment. By banding together and making smarter choices, we can make a serious dent in the global emissions.
It zips up the back of both pieces making it easy to get into and out of.
I’m typically a U.S. size 4 in most brands, so got this in a 4. I have to say the skirt was a little tight around the waist. It’s elasticity wasn’t as stretchy as I thought it would be – so I’ve had it taken out a wee bit and it fits beautifully. The top fits perfectly so wouldn’t change that a bit!
The beauty of a two piece set like this is the ability to mix and match the pieces. On this day I knew slipping into my favourite vintage Levis shorts was the way to go. One small change and you’ve got a whole new outfit.
I’m usually too self conscious to show some belly, but something brought out the confidence in me and I went for it. No belt and all! I think the fact that the material is just so comfortable, makes it feel like a second skin.
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The shoulders almost look like they have a little padding (which they don’t), so this is easily dressed up for a night out or kept as is for a day of errands.
I think it’s safe to say that these two pieces just make me so happy 🙂
I’m definitely saving up for some other Reformation staple pieces! Has anyone tried Reformation’s two piece sets?