Friday, January 22, 2016

When You Think You Can't Wear Something...Try, Try Again

I don't know about you, but I sometimes regarding types of clothes I say, "I could never wear ____ (skinny jeans) " or "_____ (Yellow) just isn't for me" or "I'm just not a _____ (sweater) kind of person."  Sometimes it's true, but sometimes I'm wrong.

In my 2015 reflection I noted that I'd grown a small sweater collection after realizing I liked two particular characteristics.  Most sweaters I paid attention to in the past were plain and somewhat formfitting, like THIS.  That's not at all to say that kind of sweater isn't good.  I actually think that sweater is really cute (and I love all the colors it comes in!), but whenever I tried sweaters like that I never felt like they clicked for me.  So I went around thinking "I'm just not a sweater person."

Finally I realized I love sweaters with two things: 1) a looser fit, and 2) some sort of texture.  And just like that, all I want to wear is loose sweaters!

I was wrong about sweaters.  Sure, plain, form fitted sweaters still aren't my favorite (though I have a couple that I actually like), but I ended up avoiding all sweaters, not keeping in mind that there are different kinds of sweaters and I just hadn't found the right ones.  Before blogging I had written off the color yellow thinking that it didn't work with my skin tone.  Turns out a certain tone of yellow doesn't work with my skin tone, but there are different kinds of yellow and I actually LOVE some of them on me to the point that a mustard cardigan is one of my closet staples.  In high school I said, "I'd NEVER be caught DEAD in pink!!!" and the next year hot pink was MY COLOR! 

Every time I'm wrong I am reminded to not swear off pieces forever and to remember that while specific types of pieces may not work for me, there might be a version out there that does work for me.  

So, yay for all the loosely fitted, textured sweaters!  *praise hands emoji*  
Below are a bunch.  Top row is bright colors, 2nd row are softer colors, 3rd row are neutrals.  

Links to Shop:
one  |  two  | three
four  |  five  |  six 
seven  |  eight  |  nine

Shop for the Look:
Sweater: Old Navy (exact--wearing M, similar)
Shirt: Old Navy (similar)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact, similar, similar)
Boots: Famous Footwear (this year's version)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington (exactexact)

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