Conrado Clothing: City to Beach
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It's always fun to discover a new ethical clothing line, so when Angela (founder of Conrado) reached out to me about collaborating, I was instantly intrigued. Little did I know, this brand would quickly become one of my favorites.
There are so many things that make me excited about Conrado.
Firstly, Conrado uses deadstock fabric to make all of their clothing. Angela travels the world gathering fabric that would otherwise be discarded and turns it into beautiful limited-edition clothing. She is passionate about doing whatever she can to cut down on the huge amount of unnecessary waste in the fashion industry.
Secondly, the clothing becomes a reality at a small factory in the Philippines that is run by Angela's family. She is personally invested in the people making these clothes and can guarantee the quality and conditions. It doesn't get any better than this in my mind.
The third (and most obvious) reason to be excited about the brand is that I love the clothing. I've been wearing these pieces for the past few weeks and consistently receive compliments on them. It's clear that they've been designed by someone who truly understands fashion and is able to pair aesthetic with comfort. Conrado's mantra is "City to Beach" and the clothing could be worn in both settings with ease.
Conrado's Elena Pants were a bit of a risk for me. I tend to be pretty basic when it comes to pants and basically just wear black or blue jeans, but something about these caught my eye. They reminded me of something a 1940's starlet would wear on her day off at the beach, and who doesn't want to feel like that? So I ordered them. My biggest concern was the fit since I have a small waist and ample hips/booty. Those concerns were put to rest the moment I tried them on. They are literally the most comfortable pants imaginable and seem to work on any figure. The fabric is lightweight and very moveable. The cropped ankle looks great with flats, but I'm also excited to try it with heels one of these days.
The Anna Top in black has a flattering wide neckline which adds some "spice" to a basic piece. Just like everything else that Conrado makes, it's supremely comfortable and moveable. The fabric is a nice thick linen and not see through at all. I think I'll be wearing this a lot in the summer.
I wish I had a full-body shot wearing the Emily Coverall Jumpsuit, but you can catch a glimpse of the lovely maroon color in these shots. This jumpsuit is super comfortable and looks great with a cardigan layered over it. I wore it with the Casey Sweater Robe to a Galentine's brunch over the weekend and it was absolutely perfect. I would suggest this piece for taller ladies. I'm 5'8" and felt the Size Small was a bit long-waisted for my personal preference, but it fits my 5'11" friend like a dream! However, if you like a looser fit, you could wear this no matter what your height.
Conrado's Casey Sweater Robe is the ultimate layering peice. I've been wearing it with all sorts of outfits and it never feels bulky or awkward. The lightweight knit fabric will transition nicely into spring and summer, and the length works well with both shorts and pants. I chose to order the robe in oatmeal, but the other color options are equally versatile.
The Jasmine Tunic in pink is probably my favorite item of clothing right now. The soft shade of pink has infused my mostly-neutral wardrobe with a romantic color. Although I have a minimalist mindset, it's still important to own clothes that make me feel feminine and pretty. I've worn it with jeans and flats for a casual look, over leggings with black boots for a party, and open as a loose jacket over a dress. It is the perfect layering piece but can stand alone as well.
I can't wait to watch this brand continue to grow and see Angela's new designs come to life. Ready to go buy some amazing Conrado clothing? I thought so.
Who should buy this: Anyone looking for a super affordable ethical alternative for unique ethical items will adore this line.
Who shouldn't buy this: If you're looking for more form-fitting designs, these items won't be the best for you.