Here at Team Vilda, we are huge fans of playing around with ethical designs and putting our own spin on sustainable fashion. So when Bead & Reel offered our fashion team the chance to create a bunch of different looks with the Indosole Sambal Sandal, we jumped at the chance.
Fun fact: the Sambal Sandal was named after a spicy sauce used in Indonesian dishes. And it will definitely add some spice to your style, especially if you usually shy away from print. One more thing it will add to your wardrobe is a sustainable edge – Indosole works with toxic-free, organic materials to repurpose waste material into creative designs. Saving thousands of tyres from the overcrowded Indonesian landfills is just one way Indosole uses its commitment to upcycling to create its vegan accessories.
Sica Schmitz, Fashion Writer & Stylist
“I love getting to mix in unexpected elements to my style, like sandals for fall. Not only does it help lighten up a look, but it also allows more uses of the much-loved items in my closet.
My entire outfit is vegan and ethically made – and comes from Bead & Reel. I’m moving towards a very minimalist wardrobe and these are all my closet staples that you can find me in constantly: poncho, sandal, wide leg trousers, tote,sunglasses, and cami (not pictured).”
Stephanie Villano, Fashion Writer
Although I don’t think anyone should ever feel obligated to subscribe to so-called fashion “rules” (they’re a bit subjective and confining!) I have a set of guidelines that I set for myself that I find helpful when I’m shopping and when I get dressed for the day. For me, versatility is key. In this particular outfit I’m wearing super cute printed sandals by Indo Sole – if I’m wearing a print of any kind, particularly on my feet, I try to keep the rest of my outfit a bit more minimal. I paired these sandals with a white linen shirt from ethical and sustainable fashion start up Ode to Sunday and a pair of American-made Imogene and Willie high-waisted denim jeans. I personally love the idea of wearing an interesting pair of shoes or some fun jewelry with what some might consider a classic / minimal look. It’s sort of a take on the traditional jeans and t-shirt ; just in a dressier way because the linen elevates the look a bit. ”
Elisa Brunke, Fashion & Lifestyle Writer
“I really fell in love with these sandals and wore them every single day, when I was in Madrid last month. Even it is pretty cold in Hamburg now, they remind me of this really nice journey, so try to wear them a long as I can. To keep me warm and stylish, I combined them with a black maxi skirt from H&M, a chunky cotton jumper from Maje and a pink cross-body bag from Stella McCartney.”
Marina Colerato, Fashion Stylist
“I always try to mix colours and patterns to avoid an all-black look with only an odd pop of colour. So I’ve found a t-shirt with blue hues in the print that matched the sandal tone and finished with a denim jacket – because the weather is not that hot here. The tee, jacket and bracelets are over 10 years old! So they are going vintage. All the rags and holes in the jacket happened over time, spontaneously. The skirt was a gift from a Korean friend and the shape is very traditional in Asia. Tough I’m more of a rock n’ roll, black-loving kind of girl, sometimes I like to play with colours as you can see in this look. I’m from a tropical, sunny country (editor’s note: Marina is a resident of beautiful Brazil), so colours makes a lot of sense.
Sascha Camilli, Founding Editor
“Like Marina before me, I tend to find my refuge in the colour of all colours: black. I am also a fan of versatility – and this jumpsuit from ASOS (similar here) is one of the most versatile items I’ve ever bought. It’s incredibly easy to match, super-simple to wear and provides the perfect backdrop to these beautiful (and really comfortable!) sandals, whose print comes to life against the black.”
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