Looking for some ethical wardrobe inspiration for autumn? Right this way.

There’s no mistaking that Autumn is creeping its way in slowly.  The nights are drawing in. The hedgerows are covered in blackberries. Leaves are beginning to change colour. And there’s that definite autumnal smell in the air.

With the change in the seasons, I invariably start to think about my autumnal ethical wardrobe, and if there is anything I need to buy to fill any gaps.

By the way, when I talk about my autumnal wardrobe, don’t take this to mean that I do a big switch and put everything from summer into storage.  There might be the odd summer piece that I fold up and put at the back of my drawer as not everything I own does work in every season. But by in large my autumn wardrobe is also pretty much my winter, spring, and summer wardrobe, just with more or fewer layers, and different footwear.  My autumn wardrobe is therefore much the same as my summer wardrobe, just with the addition of tights (or rather, thicker tights because summer in Scotland often calls for tights), knitwear, and boots.

My Autumnal Ethical Wardrobe Inspiration

Nonetheless, I’m not immune to doing a bit of window shopping.  Here is my autumnal ethical wardrobe inspiration – click on the links to be taken to the retailers. This post does contain affiliate links.

wardrobe inspiration - ethical clothes for autumn

Gold Chevron Necklace

This handmade beauty is from Birmingham-based Oh My Clumsy Heart.  I may actually have bought this as a birthday present from me to me.  I’ve got a big deal birthday imminently approaching and I felt I deserved something to sweeten the blow.  If you can’t treat yourself on your birthday, let alone a big-ish birthday, then when can you?  That’s my philosophy anyway!

Piper Boots

These Po-Zu brown linen vegan boots* are perfect for stomping through piles of crunchy leaves.  And they are about as ethical as they come – Po-Zu has been ranked number one ethical shoe retailer in the Good Shopping Guide.  Thumbs up all round.

Inga Rae Dress

I’m a little bit in love with this Thought Clothing dress*.  The colours just say autumn, and it begs to be worn with tights and boots and a chunky cardigan, but it could equally work well in summer with bare legs and sandals.

Loose Knit Cardigan

Speaking of chunky cardigans, this cosy hand-knitted People Tree number* is currently on super sale – £60, reduced from £150.

Vegan Tote Bag

This beautiful autumnal-toned Matt + Nat vegan bag* is way out of my price range but oh so lovely.  All of the Matt + Nat bags are so chic, and all are vegan.  Not that long ago the words ‘vegan’ and ‘chic’ were complete oxymorons – it’s always great to see vegan bags that are equally as stylish as their leather counterparts.

If you are looking for more ethical clothing inspiration, do check out my guide to ethical clothing brands for women.

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