January 10, 2022
I have finally realized (for the millionth time, actually) that winter is NOT a good time to buy winter clothes. My goal for this week was to show you nice lightweight cotton turtlenecks in stripes, or paisleys, or some whimsical prints, that brighten up your winter outfits.
I could show you swimwear more easily…
So? I’m not a martyr to my lists, nor am I completely nuts; we’re going to look at more options for turtlenecks in pretty accent colors. For those among us who crave colors, there’s really no limit to how many different color bottom layers you can have in the dead of deep, dark winter!
For example – if you have a beautiful scarf that you adore, you should definitely be looking for a tee shirt or turtleneck that looks perfect with that scarf:
If you love pink, hop to it!
Maybe you need to be looking for a top that is the same color as the background of your favorite scarf; the scarf can be the real center of attention:
Maybe you’re really smitten with a scarf (or necklace) that has a touch of a color in it that you don’t often wear – now is your chance!
You might not be the person who would wear a traditional twin-set, but matching a cardigan and turtleneck or tee shirt isn’t quite the same thing… And your pretty neckerchief really stands out now! (I think finding nail polish in this warm pinkish peach wouldn’t be the wrong thing to do!)
If you are lucky to have an Etro scarf, you would be crazy NOT to grab tops in any and all of the colors you can see there… And yes, you can wear a gorgeous scarf with high-tops. You can do whatever you want!
Maybe you have to look like an adult these days, but you still want to stay warm. A turtleneck with a cashmere cardigan in the same color is both warm AND elegant:
Right now, we’re spending pretty much ALL of our time indoors – I don’t even feel comfortable getting into elevators right now! So we layer up, and take advantage of the sun that streams in our windows (for half the day..). Even if nobody sees you but your family, you can still be beautiful…
p.s. Nine years ago, one of the big Pantone colors was Nectarine. We explored how this lovely color looked with tan, beige and brown. You could still wear this today!