If you’ve read any of my past posts you know how I adore a wardrobe made up of easy yet chic pieces. Well, I found the exact store that matches my casual chic obsession–EILEEN FISHER, nestled between Pottery Barn and Lather in Old Town Pasadena. The store’s airy, natural ambiance displays its clothing and accessories perfectly. Fabrics are light, organic. Colors are earthy but rich. Styles are relaxed yet feminine. Just being inside this store gives me a sense of calm. A sense that these clothes would simplify any woman’s wardrobe–and yet still offer her elegance and beauty.
And upon reading more on their website, I’m right. “I want EILEEN FISHER to be known for clothes you don’t have to think too much about. You put them on and know that they will give you the comfort, ease and elegance to move with confidence through your day,” says Fisher.
As I ran my hands across the racks of clothes, my hands liked what they felt. Organic linen and cotton. Silk. Cashmere. No piece seemed overtly trendy or complicated either. Which I love. Pieces here, while expensive, are made for the long haul. For seasonal transitions. For years to come. Therefore, spending $188 on an organic linen grey stripped sweater is worth it–it’ll be in my closet for years to come. And apparently, this is exactly what Eileen Fisher aims to do.
“We believe in holding beauty to a higher standard, one that sidesteps the trend-driven cycle of disposability. By a clear and conscious choice, we create clothes that connect, across the seasons and across the years.”
Favorites include the Silk Bomber Jacket in either black or olive, a to-die-for rugged yet refined staple ($328); Scoop Neck Box-Top in Organic Cotton Boucle Stripe, a relaxed yet feminine throw-on ($228); and the Scarf in Tinted Cotton Dots, an adorable, breezy scarf in white and grey polka dots (splurge at $198).
Plus, Eileen Fisher not only has a collection made in America, but also one that promotes fair trade, which “means higher wages and investments in local communities.” The company also strives to support “women and girls through social initiatives that address their well-being.”
Talk about more than a clothing company. Shop here, and you’ll feel it–body, mind, and soul.