In case this is the first you have heard, spring has arrived! For many, it was a very long winter, and what better way to celebrate the season than with some color (you'll notice lots of blue, which is in for spring and flatters almost everyone) and print. Break out of your winter knits and black/brown/navy routine and imagine walking around sans coat—I promise, that day will come. In the interim, consider some of my picks for low-impact pieces to perk up your wardrobe. 

Made in the UK, this Swash tunic would work tucked into a skirt and worn as a blouse, or paired with leggings for a more casual look. 

Gudrun Sjoden's printed organic cotton leggings are an easy way to wear dresses even when days are still chilly. 

This fun Fox Scarf is handcrafted in India in a fair-trade work environment. It's the perfect layering piece for spring and summer. 

This organic cotton, 50s style Kristina dress is an ideal layering piece, with a full skirt you can layer under and a form-fitting top you can layer over. From vegan label Vaute. 

The lantern tee by Prairie Underground is a sweet, colorful blouse that's made in Seattle from organic cotton. 

The Espiral shoe by El Naturalista is made fairly in Spain with vegetable tanned leather. 

Kooshoo's line includes the versatile Journey shawl, which is made from Tencel and is dyed in the world's only 100% solar-powered dye house. It can be worn all of the 12 ways above. 

The tunic dress, Plantary Shift is made in NYC by eco fashion pioneers, Feral Childe. An organic cotton and silk mix, this dress will carry you through three seasons, with a great (hand-created) graphic print. 

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Light and airy (sustainable) spring fashion picks
It's time to breathe some fresh air into your wardrobe.