Aveda, Bodkin, Lina Rennell, Rachel Comey, Stewart + Brown, A Alicia Jewelry, Hessnatur, Sprout, Skin and Threads, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

You work hard and play hard, which means that whatever you wear to the office has to stand you in good stead after hours, too. Thankfully, the evolution of business casual allows greater wriggle room for outfits that can take you from meetings to mixers in a flash. We found nine eco-chic multi-taskers that are—almost—as dedicated as you are. From a conversation-starting necklace to statement-making heels, these day-to-night essentials make business a pleasure.

DRESS Bodkin Sassafras Tunic $260 JACKET Stewart + Brown Blazer $198 LEGGINGS Hessnatur Leggings $48 NECKLACE A Alicia Crow Fair Trade Necklace £60 WATCH Sprout Mother-of-Pearl Watch $65 SHOES Rachel Comey Heels $350 LIPSTICK Aveda Uruku Lip Pigment $15 CARDIGAN Skin & Threads Cardigan $160 BAG Lina Rennell Recycled Leather Tote Bag $460

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This series is brought to you by Nordstrom.com: Think Less Buttoned-Up—It’s a New 9 to 5.


Bodkin, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

DRESS-SHIRT

Don it as a tunic to work or dress it up for a night out; Bodkin’s deliciously silky Sassafras Dress is the perfect spring transition piece. Its button-down front and knee-skimming hem allow for even greater versatility. Whether worn as a frock, a shirt, or a vest, this is one classy number that will have you back day or night.

+ Sassafras Dress $260 at Kind Boutique

+ Bodkin

Sprout, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

ON THE CLOCK

When things get chaotic, time management is everything. Sprout’s Mother-Of-Pearl Timepiece is the perfect accessory to keep you on schedule, whether it’s deadlines or last call at the bar. Made from corn resin, this timepiece is both biodegradable and sartorially on point.

+ Mother-Of-Pearl Watch $65 at Nordstrom

+ Sprout


Skin and Threads, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

GOOD WOOL

When it comes to feeling comfortable (and productive!) at the office, few wools are as luxe as merino. Skin and Threads’ “Lounge” cardi is eminently snuggable, but the royal blue version is anything but frumpy when paired with the right accessories.

+ Merino Wool Lounge Cardigan (in “Sailor”) $160 at Australian InStyle

+ Skin and Threads

Stewart + Brown, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

TRAIL BLAZER

Finding the perfect work-to-play blazer can be a chore, so we did the job for you. The Soho twill blazer by Stewart + Brown pulls any outfit together with ease, both in and out of the office.

+ Soho Twill Blazer $198

+ Stewart + Brown


Rachel Comey, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

TALL ORDER

Going out on the town is always more fun in heels, so why not try these faux leopard clogs on for size? Ethically made in Peru, Rachel Comey’s chunky 3-inch heels are a sensible choice for the office but funky enough for after-hour shenanigans. Rawr.

+ Tuco Clog $350 at Beklina

+ Rachel Comey

Lina Rennell, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

RAGS TO RICHES

Made from recycled leather, Lina Rennell’s limited-edition leather tote is a scrumptious choice for carrying your laptop—and stashing whatever you need for an evening on the town.

+ Recycled Leather Tote $460 at Beklina

+ Lina Rennell


A Alicia, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

UP THE ANTE

A jaw-dropping statement piece is rarely a bad investment. A Alicia’s fair-trade necklace won’t just boost your outfit to the next level, it’ll also turn heads wherever you roam.

+ Crow Fair-Trade Necklace £60

+ A Alicia

Aveda, eco-friendly beauty, sustainable beauty, eco-friendly lipstick, sustainable lipstick, eco-friendly cosmetics, sustainable cosmetics

LIP SERVICE

We know it sounds trite, but don’t underestimate the effect of a great lipstick. Just the warpaint you need for a night in the concrete jungle, Aveda’s Uruku Lip Pigment is made from organic annatto oil, a centuries-old hair-and-skin moisturizer derived from a tree in Brazil.

+ Uruku Lip Pigment (Maracuja) $15

+ Aveda

Hessnatur, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

LEGGINGS TO LOVE

The weather can be as mercurial as your boss, so keep a pair of organic-cotton leggings when plotting your escape. Besides being ultra-comfy, these stem protectors also come in on-trend colors that will match whatever mood you’re in.

+ Organic Cotton Leggings $48

+ hessnatur

Originally published on March 22, 2011.