I’ve been wearing this sweater constantly since I bought it late last month. If you don’t believe me, Instagram will back me up. It’s just so darn cozy and interesting looking. I guess I’m a sucker for cocoon silhouettes — who knew? To be fair, this sweater has other things going for it, like that gorgeous dark green colour. Right up my alley, erm, wardrobe palette. It’s not an easy colour to find in stores; many similar greens are either too teal-leaning, or too bright. This green looks almost black in some lights, but up close it has those darkened emerald depths to it. This MaxMara skirt (thrifted 2 years ago) is the same, rare shade, which is what prompted me to try the two pieces together one morning when I was trying to figure out a topper for this outfit.
The outfit felt incomplete without a topper, but nothing I tried really worked for me. Black makes this green feel “blah”, and (dark) navy didn’t feel right either … and then I had a light bulb moment. Green sweater for the win! I loved the result, which felt like an updated take on an old uniform (cardigan + pencil skirt). My favourite part, I think, is the tweaked silhouette. In the past, I have tended to gravitate towards “flattering” silhouettes that highlight my hourglass-y shape, but I am finding myself increasingly drawn to more architectural shapes that don’t necessarily do anything for my figure but are somehow quite pleasing to the eye. My eye, anyway. I like clothes with a bit of slouch to them. It’s the nonchalance about them that feels fresh. After doing this for this many years, “fresh” is a nice bonus.