The Net-A-Porter sale is the stuff of fashion legend – an online paradise of designer pieces on offer at enormously discounted prices just a couple of times a year. And since shopping for great quality, timeless items that will become a forever piece is the smartest way to spend your wardrobe budget, it’s no wonder that this particular designer sale is the go-to for the world’s most style-savvy shoppers. But if becoming a more sustainable shopper is high on your New Year’s resolution list and you didn’t know about NET SUSTAIN, now is the time to swot up.
NET SUSTAIN is Net-A-Porter’s curated range of fashion and beauty products that have been consciously crafted. Each product in the NET SUSTAIN edit must meet one of eight key attributes that consider human, animal, and environmental welfare, as well as, aligning with the fashion and beauty industries’ internationally-recognized best practices. Bringing together some of the most environmentally-conscious brands under one stylish umbrella, with a brilliant sale in full swing, there’s never been a better time to shop guilt-free for some gorgeous new designer outfits – and to prove it, here are some favourites of The Gaggler’s Style Director below. Race you to the checkout…
Leather Shorts, PRP AED 1479.55, available at net-a-porter.com
The ultra-flattering high waist and longline cut of Envelope 1976’s chrome-free, vegetable-tanned leather shorts make them a wardrobe classic that look just as good at the office as they do after dark. Wear with elegant strappy flat sandals and a silk camisole off duty, or styled with heels and a blazer for work.
Signature Organic Silk-satin Shirt, PRP AED 1143.31, available at net-a-porter.com
Every woman needs a cream silk shirt in her wardrobe, and Bite Studio’s certified organic silk satin style is a true forever piece, with a slightly longer, curved hem at the back and statement oversized double cuffs.
Jamais Cropped Tie-detailed Linen Top, PRP AED 249.89, available at net-a-porter.com
Gorgeous, colourful co-ords are total sartorial sunshine, perfect for when you’re having a ‘no-idea-what-to-wear-but-I-need-cheering-up-and-want-to-look-great-fast’ kind of moment. Wear these stunning sky blue linen separates together for maximum impact, or split them up to extend their wearability with the rest of your weekend wardrobe.
Meridian Linen Wide-leg Pants, PRP AED 375.69, available at net-a-porter.com
Jersey maxi dress
A classic jersey maxi dress in a neutral tone is another no-brainer piece for super-easy dressing. Use it as a foundation piece and then layer up, or wear alone with sneakers, flat sandals or boots. There’s literally no limit to how you style this. For an ultra-polished look, wear all your layers in the same shade for effortless monochrome elegance.
Wool-twill Blazer, PRP AED 692.97, available at net-a-porter.com
A black blazer is a wardrobe essential, and King & Tuckfield’s slightly oversized wool twill version will be a treasured go-to for years to come. Wear with basically everything you own for an instant upgrade.
Frederikke Tiger-print Linen Sunhat, PRP AED 213.30, available at net-a-porter.com
A fun sunhat is a must in a hot climate, and Faithful The Brand’s hand-painted tiger stripe version, made in Bali from breathable linen, is a beach-bag must.
Laia Pleated Taffeta Tapered Pants, PRP AED 645.62, available at net-a-porter.com
Copenhagen-based label Stine Goya is committed to sustainable practices and reducing waste. With an AW20 collection inspired by the beauty of nature, their high-waisted, tapered Laia pants in ‘Seaweed’ taffeta will naturally make a beautiful addition to your spring closet too.
Hera Cotton Wrap Top, PRP AED 457.32, available at net-a-porter.com
Each piece by Art Club is made in small batches using deadstock fabric or reworked vintage styles. This crop top is made of breathable cream-coloured cotton with an off-the-shoulder silhouette that’s perfect for showing off sculpted shoulders and a cracking suntan.
Jessica Ruched Leather Waist Belt, PRP AED 286.94, available at net-a-porter.com
A great leather waist belt is a silhouette game-changer. This super-versatile ruched version by British label Black & Brown is made in England and cut from cream leather that’s produced in local Leather Working Group-medaled tanneries.
Cotton midi dress
Bjerkelia Shirred Stretch-cotton Seersucker Midi Dress, PRP AED 448.84, available at net-a-porter.com
Oslo-based label Holzweller creates functional styles with a focus on sustainability, with each piece mindfully made using as much deadstock and recycled fabric as possible. This black shirred cotton sundress with detachable straps is a summer wardrobe staple, and looks great worn alone, or with a white t-shirt layered underneath for a cute, covered-up look.
Sportsu Leather Sandals, PRP AED 260.04, available at net-a-porter.com
Handcrafted from vegetable-dyed leather that’s been awarded a Silver medal by the Leather Working Group, these minimalistic leather sandals are perfect for nailing the sports luxe vibe.
Rosie Open-back Cropped Cotton-poplin To, PRP AED 363.17, available at net-a-porter.com
The ethos behind Three Graces London is to create pieces in timeless, luxury fabrics that will work season after season with things you already own and love. This top and matching high-waisted skirt made from tan cotton poplin are bang on that principle – buy now, wear forever.
Aria Cotton-poplin Midi Skirt, PRP AED 551.48, available at net-a-porter.com
Cotton mini dress
Gathered Cotton-poplin Mini Dress, PRP AED 815.40, available at net-a-porter.com
A white cotton minidress just screams ‘holidays’, and this pretty number by Australian sustainable manufacturing-focused brand Bassike boasts feminine pouffy sleeves and a voluminous bubble skirt that’s just the right amount of frivolous without being flashy. Brilliant for showing off tanned legs in flat, leather sandals at a sun-soaked breakfast or lunch date.
Linen-gauze Wide-leg Pants, PRP AED 1466.12, available at net-a-porter.com
Cut from airy linen gauze, Lisa-Marie Fernandez’ fabulously dramatic trousers in blush pink were locally made and created using considered materials. Worn with a simple white vest and a chunky gold chain, they’ll soon become part of your super-simple summer wardrobe.