First things first – a new season always has me excited because it means fresh new things. Not only material things, but also fresh new feelings and ideas. There is nothing quite like knowing that long sunny days are around the corner to invoke all those positive feels.

Summer also means that Christmas will soon be fast approaching so we all get pretty excited around here about all of the things that we can add to our gift wish lists. With slow fashion, sustainability and seasonless meaning more to us than just being the latest buzzword, we’ve been searching the internet for things that fit with our desire to be more, well, off-trend.

Below, 7 little pleasures to bring a bit of joy to your life without any guilt.

Looking after my skin sometimes feels like a full time job and while I wear sunscreen on my face all year round, it is in summer when I need to make sure I up the ante, especially when I’m outside in our harsh NZ sun. I love using natural products and have recently come across this amazing natural skincare brand. Added bonus is that all ingredients are ethically sourced.We love Yu Mei bags and their high-quality soft as butter Nappa leather and we also love that all of the materials this brand uses are 100% traceable. This amazing emerald croc bag is high on our investment buy list.

Being sun smart is definitely cool in our opinion and this calls for plenty of headwear options to get us through summer. We love the hat range from Sophie and are particularly in love with their new straw visor. Summer here we come!To me summer means being active outside as much as possible and I am crushing over these colour block bralets from Nagnata. They’re perfect for wearing under a simple tank and added bonus is the sustainably minded design so I know I’m just buying something to love that’s going to outlast any trend.