JUNE 3, 2022

How to Wear Dian: The Summer Style Edit

Your sustainable summer style guide is here.

With summer just around the corner, we can’t help but prepare for it style-wise. In case you’re still doing some spring cleaning, how about working on a wardrobe cleanse too? This way, you can reorganize your closet and bring out all those summer staples waiting to be worn. While you’re at it, we’re here to inspire your sunny state of mind featuring our Dian designer vegan block heel sandals.

The Dian is our newest vegan sandal style crafted from USDA-certified bio-based apple leather (49 apples were used for each pair!). It comes in two variations to suit your style personality: classic black and fierce leopard print. From a weekend sojourn to brunchin’ in the city, here are five sustainable OOTD ideas to inspire your summer dressing with the casually elegant Dian.

How to Wear Dian: The Summer Style Edit

Resort-Ready Vibe

Off to your next sunny escape? Here’s a must-have look to pack! Opt for a swimsuit that you can wear as a top, like this one-shoulder cutout maillot in a citrusy hue. Style with a neutral-colored wrap skirt—that also doubles as a coverup for lounging—and top off with your summer essentials, AKA a hat and a cool pair of sunnies. Accessorize with a metal choker, and a woven bag that mimics the look of the Dian heeled sandals in Leopard Appeel.

Wedding Guest Chic

Wedding season is here and it’s time to get all dolled up. The Dian block heel is the perfect shoe because with its height (2”) and comfy algae foam cushioned footbed, it means getting to dance the night away without worrying about any blisters the next day. Elevate it with the Gold Chain for statement-making style. For a timeless look, we recommend choosing a monochromatic frock in a modern cut with dramatic sleeves. Finish off with a stunning pair of drop earrings, stacked bangles, and a pop of red via a structured clutch.

Prints, Please

Summer is all about brights and prints, so feel free to experiment. Start off with a light jacket (or a button-down shirt) in a watercolor print and pair it with pleated trousers in a complementary hue. Balance this with a white tank and keep it classy with minimal gold jewelry. Carry a roomy woven tote that fits all your daily essentials, and don’t forget your sunnies! Complete this fresh ‘fit with our Dian block heel sandals in Black Appeel.

From Work to Wine Night

On days when you don’t feel like stressing too much about what to wear, trust that there’s always a shirtdress you can turn to—make sure to have one in a classic color. Style it up with a thick belt to cinch your waist and flaunt your shape. Wear it with the Dian in Leopard Appeel, but with the ankle strap on reverse for a fun and unexpected contrast. Tote an irreverent, fringe bucket bag and switch your accessories from thick-framed sunnies in the daytime, to diamond-encrusted hoops for a nightcap with your girlfriends.

Hippie and Happening

Seek inspiration from the hippie fashion of the sixties, but be careful not to go overboard like you’re off to a costume party. Team a voluminous cropped top in a unique floral print with high waist denims and the Dian block heel sandal, for a brunch ensemble that’s quirky yet polished. Adorn this dressy casual look with a bucket hat, barely-there necklace, and a shoulder bag in a striking hue.

We hope this sustainable style edit makes you excited to dress for summer. What’s your favorite look?