This cardigan was a total thrift store impulse buy. Can you have an impulse buy at the thrift store? Or, conversely (and perhaps more accurately), can you have anything but? Regardless, it was an unusual thrifting purchase for me, because I rarely thrift fast fashion brands, or knits. Thrift store knits are rarely decent, in my experience at least. As a result, I rarely look at that section of the store; luckily, I saw this one on the changing room discards rack and was immediately drawn to it. Someone’s unwanted (twice over) was my gain.
I like it because it’s a chunky version of the open cardigan style I’m really liking at the moment. More importantly, it’s the sweater version of my Frye boots – from the texture and colour (heathered/distressed rich brown) to the vibe (boho chic, naturellement). So, of course, I had to pair them for the cardigan’s inaugural outfit. I even threw in a (poorly executed) side braid, because when it comes to a theme, I commit.