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Summer 2021 is going to require some new lewks, right? But being that it’s 2021, these new purchases had best be sustainable. Lucky for you, we’ve found a truly amazing producer of sustainable fashion, and we’re telling you all about it.

Australia-based Studio Amelia is our go-to for ethically sourced, minimalistic fashion this year. Launched in May 2019, the brand is focused on limited releases (2x / year) and has an unbelievable focus on doing good. In their partnership with i=Change, Studio Amelia’s online purchasers can choose from a number of charities to which a donation will be made upon their purchase. From causes of ending human trafficking / slavery to saving our oceans, it’s readily apparent that this brand aims to do far more than just make us all look great.

Studio Amelia
Credit: Studio Amelia
Studio Amelia
Credit: Studio Amelia

And now, on to the fashion, and of course, shoes. Shoes are without a doubt, always the best way to get more out of your springtime wardrobe. Studio Amelia makes it easy enough, with a focus revolving around a rather neutral color scheme. Studio Amelia makes it simple for you to stick to the basics, and that’s our reco for summer 2021.

We suggest trying something like the  1.1 Mono Sandal, which can be purchased in white, black, or nude. The contemporary-boho styled flat is the perfect staple to mix and match with different pieces. Now, Studio Amelia sandals are great for dressing up or dressing down, but if you’re looking for a little bit of a boost for your next night out, we suggest trying something more like the Classic 75 Heel. The polished heel with seamless tailored straps will give you the utmost level of comfort all night long. Style tip: select the scarlet tone for the ultimate pop of color. 

Of course, no outfit can be complete without a bag, right? Studio Amelia’s vegan leather drawstring-style bags are your best bet for lugging all of your spring essentials around out east. When taking short trips to grab a coffee or some brunch with friends, we suggest the Mini Drawstring Bag. For color choices, stick to the darker shades such as black or chocolate (because accidental brunch spills are unfortunately a thing). When taking those longer journeys from sun up to sundown, we’d go with the Maxi Drawstring Bag to hold everything you need to take on the day.

Ready to shop the looks? Visit to purchase, and definitely follow @StudioAmelia_ on Instagram for all the latest.

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