5 Summer Fashion Trends to Try in 2023 that are Sustainable.

Looking for some Fashion Trends that are actually Sustainable for the summer? That’s right! You Heard us! Summer is almost here, and with it comes the promise of longer days, bare skin, and warm weather. With a new season comes new fashion trends—and we’re here to help you figure out what’s worth trying this year- Especially if it can be sustainable!

Sustainable Fashion is quickly becoming one of the most popular trends in fashion- But what exactly does it mean as a trend? We’ve broken it down into different categories for you so that you can find your own sustainable style. Even better here at Daines Atelier, We create that summer fashion for you! Take a look at our shop here.

A stylish woman wearing eco-friendly summer outfit from 2023 sustainable fashion trends

Capsule Wardrobe

Another trend that’s been gaining popularity in recent years is the capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is a set of clothing items that you wear on rotation, so that you have fewer outfits but can still look great. This method of dressing will help you save money and keep your closet organised, since it reduces the number of clothes that you own and makes it easier to find what works together (and what doesn’t).

Building your own capsule wardrobe can feel quite the task to begin with! What shapes should I be going for? What colours suit me best? If you’re local to Frome you’ll be safe in the hands of Annabel Czyba- The Natural Stylist. Annabel will be able to help you build a wardrobe that’s right for you, and can even help you decide on the shapes and colours that suit your body type best. She’ll also be able to advise on how many items of each shape and colour to have in your wardrobe, depending on how often these pieces get worn.

Here at Daines Atelier we want to ensure that you have the wardrobe staples that suit you. Whether it be a particular jacket you want to wear for every occasion? Or maybe the dress that goes with absolutely everything, our bespoke services mean that we can create the perfect garment. Our Made-to-Measure services allows you to be able to create a Daines Atelier staple to EXACTLY what you’re looking for. Decide upon your own style components and desired colour to create something that your wardrobe actually NEEDS. We are proud to be a brand not promoting mass production and only meeting the needs of our wonderful customers. Discover more here.

Upcycled Clothing

Upcycled clothing is a great way to express your creativity and help the environment. Recycled fabrics are often more durable than their new counterparts, so you’ll be able to wear your upcycled outfit for years without having it fall apart on you. Typically, Vintage materials will have a higher natural fibre content and were made without mass production in mind. This is why we tend to still see Vintage clothing in such good condition.

At Daines Atelier we work Vintage textiles and remnants and upcycle them into one-off garments. Because we are working with smaller sections of fabrics, there is a lot of patch-working and creative pattern cutting involved. You can see more of our portfolio over on our Instagram.

Additionally, many people find that they feel better when they know they’re wearing something that didn’t contribute to environmental degradation or harm animals in any way. If this sounds like something that appeals to you but still want something stylish and fashionable, then look no further than an upcycled piece!


Refashioning is a great way to reuse old clothing, make your clothes more unique and save money. It’s also an easy way to get creative! If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to sew, refashioning is a great way to get started. You can easily create something new and unique with just a few basic sewing skills. Just take a look at some of our refashioned pieces!

Refashioning is when you take an existing garment and transform it into something else by either adding or removing parts of the garment. You can refashion your own clothes or buy second-hand ones at thrift shops or charity stores, which will save you even more money because they’re already cheap!

Daines Atelier hosts a monthly workshop which encourages and teaches people how to alter, repair or reimagine their pre existing garments. The informal workshop means that you can get creative, learn a new skill and learn more about how to care for your wardrobe. coming soon


Vintage is another great way to get your hands on some unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. You can find vintage clothing at thrift stores, flea markets and eBay. Retro shops are also a good place to look for high-quality vintage clothes that have been cleaned up and professionally repaired by the previous owner before being sold again. If you want something more specific than what’s available in a Retro shop (or if you’re just too broke), consider going straight to the source: antique stores! These shops will often carry old pieces as well as new ones inspired by vintage styles.

Frome is a hub for Vintage Shopping, especially on Catherine Hill. On Catherine Street you can find an array of different shops stocking retro influenced clothing (Poot Emporium, Deadly is the Female and Truly Sopel) Vintage Clothing (Poot Emporium, Dandy Lion) and even antiques (Life of Riley)

Even better, Poot Emporium is a stockist for Daines Atelier! Poot Emporium is known to be one of Frome’s greatest Independent shops scouting local designers and vintage on Catherine Hill. Home to many Ethical Fashion Designers, you can find Daines Atelier here.

All of the designer work with a similar ethos of reclaiming vintage textiles and reworking them into one of a kind garments.

Also, you can discover Clothing, Gifts, Accessories and more in Poot Emporium.

POOT, 23 Catherine Hill, Frome, BA11 1BZ

Monday, Wednesday-Friday 10.30am-4.30pm

Saturday 10.30am-5.30pm

Open Market Sunday 10.00am-5.00pm


Thrifting is a great way to find unique clothing at a much lower price than you’d pay on the high-street. You can also support local businesses by buying their secondhand items, which means that your fashion choices will have an impact on the environment as well. Typically apps such as Depop or even Etsy are a great way to source second-hand clothing online.

  • What is thrifting? It’s when you buy used clothes from thrift stores or retro shops! It’s a bit of an art, sometimes you will find loads of items, sometimes you will not find anything. The more you do it the more you will learn what makes a good garment and what will suit you.
  • How do I know where to go? There are plenty of places online where people post about their favourite thrift stores in their area (and some even have reviews). I always tend to go to the local high-street and go for places where I recognise the charity name. Including Dorothy House, British Red Cross and even more. Alternatively if you’re based in Bristol, Clothemod offers stylist lock-ins at many local thrifting locations!
  • Why should I do this? There are many reasons why someone might want go thrifting: saving money; finding unique pieces; supporting small businesses; making something old new again…the list goes on! But most importantly: because it’s fun!

Don’t be afraid to try new things this summer.

The summer months are a great time to try something new. Whether it’s an unusual color or a daring pattern, the season is full of opportunities to experiment with your wardrobe. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb and try something new!

If you’re not 100% certain on how you want to dip into the trends of sustainable fashion. Renting could be a great option for you. Loanhood offers weekly rentals and you can try out clothing from an array of independent designers who are working with artisanal techniques. By renting your wardrobe you can try out a variety of new styles, wear designer clothing and make an impact with your wardrobe. Another bonus is that you can also rent Daines Atelier!

We hope you’re inspired to try some of these trends this summer. If nothing else, they can help you think outside the box and explore new ways of expressing yourself through clothing. We also encourage you not to be afraid if something doesn’t work out–there are plenty more options out there!

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