About three years ago, I purchased my first cashmere sweater from Ann Taylor. For most of my life, I had the misconception that cashmere was itchy. After I discovered how soft and comfortable they are, cashmere sweaters are now my favorites. One good dark color one can take you through the whole winter, as I am about to show you. The one I am wearing here is a couple of years old. When I purchase another one, it will likely be navy or charcoal gray. Any dark neutral color will serve you well.
I wore the look above while working at home yesterday. When I had to run out to do a couple of errands, I put on some jewelry, a scarf, gloves, and a coat.
The new coated jeans in Deep Merlot are from Chico’s. The same scarf relates to the sweater’s colors, the jeans, and the Bordeaux Dooney & Bourke bag. You can see from this photo that the sweater is longer in the back than in the front.
Wear the same sweater with dressy pants and a long silver necklace, and small crystal earrings to create a lovely evening look.
I call this “Silk Stockings in a Bottle”… Beautycounter Glow Shimmer Oil is here. I put it on my feet and legs when I don’t want to wear stockings because some shoes won’t stay on as I walk while wearing hose.
The basic black sweater can also be edgy and urban. (The sweater shown is much longer in the back than in the front.) I paired the sweater with my Levi’s jacket and black leggings.
The new Brusque Combat Boots are from DSW. When it snows, I’m all set with the proper boots now!
If I need to layer further, I can drape my Everlane gray wool jacket over my shoulders or wear it over the jean jacket. The beauty of neutral colors and classic, flattering shapes can be worn in so many ways and for several seasons.
In the video at the bottom of this post, I show you a few ways to tie and drape fifty-one-inch silk scarves.