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. A similar black one is here. The black booties are here. The jeans are here.
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 Dooney & Bourke Light Taupe bag is here. Similar red leather gloves are here. A similar gray wool coat is here. The scarf is from my online shop here.
The new coated jeans in Deep Merlot are from Chico’s here. The same scarf relates to the colors of the sweater, the jeans and the Bordeaux Dooney & Bourke bag here. You can see from this photo that the sweater is longer in the back than in the front.
Wear the same sweater with the Juliet Flocked Pants (here) and long silver necklace (similar here) and small crystal earrings (here) to create a lovely evening look. Similar black suede pumps are here. A similar evening clutch is here.
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 in 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 here and black leggings here. The Ralph Lauren bag is here. The tourquise earrings are from T.J. Maxx. Similar here.
The new Brusque Combat Boots are from DSW (similar here). 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 (here) over my shoulders or wear it over the jean jacket. The beauty of neutral colors and classic flattering shapes is that they can be worn in so many ways and for several seasons.
In the video below, I show you a few ways to tie and drape fifty-one-inch silk scarves.
My sincere thanks to Elizabeth Miller for stopping by here on her way home from school to help me take these photos and the video. We enjoy doing these ‘How to Wear it’ posts for you. Let me know in the comments below which basic you would like for me to cover next. I love hearing from you!
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