December 27, 2021
Now that we’ve all survived the extravagance and jollity of the early winter holidays, it’s time to remind ourselves that – most of the time – we need some practical, neutral clothes to serve as the base for our more wonderful and distinctive things…
I suspect that many of us got sweaters for Christmas or Hanukkah… (yes, a sweater you buy yourself is still a gift!)
If you’re trying to find an easy way to wear your new sweater, how about layered over a neutral column?
This is also a good way to bring a new scarf into an outfit in a way that really emphasizes the color(s) and pattern of the scarf!
Think about what fabric you want, and what cut. Do you want a more lightweight turtleneck? All natural fabric or a bit of stretch? Maybe you prefer moc turtlenecks? And some of us are going to want to stick with tee shirts, no matter what!
I like these:
A sweater with a pattern you’re not used to can be tamed considerably with a dark neutral column under it, and an accent solid scarf over it!
That dress that you couldn’t resist for a holiday party at home can be worn in more than 1 way… I know this particular heroine wore an ivory turtleneck last week (with reindeer earrings!), this week it’s navy, and I have every reason to believe that she’s going to find a ruby turtleneck next week! Why not find a few ways to wear something?
If you’re unsure what to wear with your favorite neutral, off-white, ivory or bone are all good choices – they go with everything!
Black and white has lots of possibilities… The shoes are NOT to be missed!
And if your “dark” neutral isn’t super-dark, you can still wear a column, layer over it, and accent with a scarf and shoes in a dark color present in your sweater…
I got a pink cashmere sweatshirt for Christmas… I have LOTS of scarves with pink and black in them…
p.s. Four years ago, we were inspired by a John Singer Sargent painting, and our wardrobe was brown, teal and ivory….