5 Tips for Wearing White this Summer

5 Tips for Wearing White this Summer

What is more quintessentially summer than having fun in the sun while wearing a breezy, white outfit? But wearing white (and other light colors) can be intimidating. Never fear, we have some style solutions that will help you 'up' your light game, and have you looking fresh as a flower all season. 
Beach-ready Essentials

Beach-ready Essentials

Summer is nearly here, and for us here in Santa Cruz, that means we're gearing up to hit the beach, beach tote in hand. What's in our bag, you ask? Take a look at what we'll be bringing.

NEW SYNERGY STYLE: The Moxie Dress

The Moxie Dress - Synergy Organic Clothing World, meet Moxie! A dress that is just too darn cute to be passed up. This spring style is perfect for dressing up or down. [caption id="attachment_1547" align="alignnone" width="600"]The Moxie Dress from Synergy The Moxie is sleeveless making it perfect for warm summer days when you want to feel the sunshine on your shoulders[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1546" align="alignnone" width="600"]The Moxie Dress back view The back comes to a subtle V adding just a touch of interest while still giving you enough coverage to wear a bra.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1548" align="alignnone" width="600"]The Moxie Dress Skirt The Moxie Dress features a gathered skirt with POCKETS! Perfect for storing seashells found on the beach.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1549" align="alignnone" width="600"]The Moxie The Moxie Dress - Synergy Organic Clothing Spring 2015 Collection[/caption]

Synergy Style: BEACH BONFIRE

BONFIRE STYLE BOARD Summer days are slipping away! Make the most of the season with comfy and stylish pieces from Synergy! Look effortless pieces at your next beach bonfire with styles from companies that are committed to doing good in the world. Cultivate your mindful summer day outfit without sacrificing style or comfort.

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1. The Reversible Slip Dress is a dress that looks great all year, but is perfect when you're trying to be comfy. This dress is made from our signature organic cotton and constructed in accordance with fair trade practices in Nepal (click here to read more about how Synergy is helping women in Nepal).

2. The Convertible Cardigan is a sweater with style and versatility. Wrap it, button it, wear it loose - you can't go wrong with this cardigan!

3. 100% Cashmere Pashmina Wrap it up when the sun goes down. This lightweight pashmina is great for all seasons. Wrap yourself up in it for a super cozy fireside look.

4. Tote your s'mores supplies down to the beach in the Devin Tote from Krochet Kids. This bag will give you plenty of space + style and is made by artisans in Peru!

5. And of course, these classic Burlap Platform Wedges from TOMS are comfy and cute! Synergy loves TOMS and are in awe of the amount of good they do in the world. For every pair of TOMS sold, the company donates a pair to a child in need.

Synergy Style: BACK TO SCHOOL FASHION

Read about how Synergy can help you go back to school in style! #ecofashion #synergy

September is just around the corner. Head back to campus in style with some sweet styles from Synergy!

Read about how Synergy can help you go back to school in style! #ecofashion #synergy

The Wrap coat is the perfect pick for any scholar! This studious staple is made from our super soft organic french terry fabric, comes with a detachable belt, and POCKETS!

Read about how Synergy can help you go back to school in style! #ecofashion #synergy

The Dragonfly Long Tank is a versatile and stylish piece for the studious sally in all of us! This great top is perfect for layering, and transitioning between summer and fall.

Read about how Synergy can help you go back to school in style! #ecofashion #synergy

The Ruched Mini is the perfect skirt for flaunting your academic attitude! This skirt will keep you cool in summer and warm in fall when you layer it over leggings!

Read about how Synergy can help you go back to school in style! #ecofashion #synergy

Wrap it all up with one of our sumptuous Cashmere Pashminas! These super soft pashminas are light enough for warm weather, but when wrapped up - cozy enough for fall days.

So head back to school looking cool as ever. Synergy has you covered!

Your Local Synergy: Scammell's Corner, NC

If you're looking for fun in the OBX (Outer Banks, North Carolina) then Scammell's in Nags Head is your spot! There are SO many reasons to love this place, we had to make a list:

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1. It's an ice cream parlor - surf shop combo! That's right, stop in for some Synergy and grab a scoop while you're at it. If you're lucky you will catch the owner's son serving ice cream and serenading customers! Don't let the line out the door deter you, its well worth the wait.

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2. Location, location, location! Scammell's is conveniently located right across the street from some AMAZING surf. So go catch some waves and then treat yourself to some ice cream and shopping! (6406 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head)

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3. Zeus! The family dog Zeus is on hand to offer amazing customer service and give you his honest opinion on how you look in that new dress.

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4. They are family owned and operated. This sweet family is a Nags Head mainstay. The dad has been surfing this area for 50 years!

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5. They carry Synergy! Scammell's keeps the season's latest trends well stocked. You're sure to find something fashionable and fun every time you go.

Fun summer days in Nags Head are easy to achieve, surfing - ice cream - Scammell's!

You can check out their Facebook here.

DIY: Fruit Window Display

Dried Lemons

We like to keep things fresh at our Flagship Store in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz. This sweet smelling display is inspired by late summer, and long, hot days spent sipping on a nice cool lemonade. This easy and all natural fruit display would make an awesome decoration for your next party!

Dried fruit window display

What you'll need:

• Fruit! We used lemons, limes, and blood oranges • Fishing line • Time! • A sewing needle • Parchment paper

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How to:

1. Slice your fruit up into about 1/4" thick wedges 2. You will either need to dehydrate the fruit or dry it in the oven at a very low temperature over a long period of time. If you are using an oven, turn it on to 180 degrees. 3. Lay the fruit out on parchment paper and toss 'em in the oven 4. The juicier the fruit, the longer they will need to bake. Flip and rotate the fruit every 1/2 hour or so. The limes we used only took a few hours, but the juicy lemons took all day. 5. Once your fruit is dried out you can string it together using the fishing line and a needle.

Dried lemon windows

These would look great strung in a line as a garland or strung individually from the ceiling! If you're in the Santa Cruz area, stop by 1229 Pacific Avenue and check it out.

Summertime in Santa Cruz, California

friday 2_IG_main_google_flag   Living year-round in a coastal California town is pretty idyllic but nothing beats the liveliness the summer months bring to our beach community. So many fun things to do and so many new people to meet as tourism skyrockets from June to August. Sometimes it's hard to focus at work when you know the waves are going off and sun is blazing but we wouldn't trade living here for anything. We count our blessings and are grateful for all that Santa Cruz brings to our company and lives. What do you love about where you live? Share with us in comments. You never know, maybe, it will be our next vacation spot!

Psst... New Sale Styles!

SALE ITEMS ADDED SHOP NOW   Treat yourself to something sweet! We've added over 80 new Spring 2014 styles to the sale section of our website. Get some Synergy at up to 30% off. Click here to shop now!