Last spring, I bought a pair of cardigans from GAP that had some adorable grosgrain trim on the placket. They were a cotton-cashmere blend and they had an classic-cut. The colors were practical for all seasons and for as conservative as they were, I just loved them.
For the record, if you put grosgrain ribbon trim on just about anything, I’ll love it. Ribbons and bows are my catnip.
So I was a little bit heartbroken when I threw the gray one on before work the other day, and realized it was too big (not in the cute way). And by proxy, I realized that if the gray cardigan was too big, then so were about half of the sweaters I own.
I know that if you’re picking through your sweaters in the middle-of-winter, you’re a little bit late to the game. I’m also fully aware that right now my game is focused on things that belong nowhere near The Frozen Tundra in December.
But I’m taking solace in the fact that by the time I get back from vacation, we should be moving into sale-season as stores try to clear out their stock for spring.
Though if I’ve learned anything in the last two years, it’s always sale-season.
Obviously to kick-start my wardrobe’s rehabilitation, I’ll be needing to replace some staples.
In case you’re late to the game, the Pantone Color of the Year is Honeysuckle. Even though pink had been named The Girl Color Of The Century for some time now, Honeysuckle is a breath of fresh (yet totally comforting) air. I don’t know about y’all, but for me it’s really hard to find a wearable-pink that’s flattering to my skin tone without washing me out or making me look extremely flushed.
This one? I just have a hunch that it’s going to be universally-flattering.
And when I’m just browsing, I see no reason to embrace the concept of moderation. So if those last picks weren’t so fascinating, I’m hoping that some of these will be.
When is the last time you had to replace a favorite wardrobe-staple?
There was a top I got from Ann Taylor this spring that had the most gorgeous satin ribbon-detailing around the neckline. I held onto it until I started to look like I was rocking a mushroom-colored basketball jersey with leggings. It killed me, but it was just time.
Cardigan-wearers, where’s your favorite place to buy?