Basic black sweater by shedreamsinperfectfrench showing how to wear colored denim skirts
Uniqlo cashmere top / Colored denim skirt / CYCLE zipper skirt / Bea Dot mid calf length skirt / Cotton a line skirt / Current Elliott stretch denim skirt / Earrings / Everlane Slouchy Cashmere V-Neck / Lexington Pendant by Lili Claspe
I always joke that I could never be a Parisian/French woman, because I wear too much color. I so admire the minimalistic, neutral-color–wearing aesthetic that typifies Parisian style, I just don’t think I could ever pull it off long-term. (That’s why I adore reading Valentine and Naelle’s blogs, because they’re Parisians who dress however the hell they want to. 😉 )
So I’m surprised as anyone that, lately, all I have been wanting in my wardrobe is a plain black pullover sweater. Slightly on the loose side. Maybe with a v-neck. Soft and comforting. But oh-so Parisian. (Hmm, maybe navy would be more Parisian? 🙂 )
I just want something classic looking that I can pull on, on those days when I just don’t feel like bothering. See, I don’t wear pants/trousers/jeans, and sometimes I just feel so tired of putting together outfits. (Dresses are easy. They’re an instant outfit. But they’re not as comfortable as a soft sweater.)
I’ve been lusting after the Everlane Cashmere V-neck sweater. I know that I could get a cheaper cashmere sweater from Uniqlo, but I love Everlane’s aesthetic, and I’d love to try something of theirs out. (And theirs is a hell of a lot cheaper than the cashmere at J.Crew.) The actual problem is that I am super sensitive to woolens, even cashmere, and I’m just afraid that it would make me itch something fierce. I *could* always return it…
An alternative option is the Uniqlo Cotton Cashmere V-neck. That way it’s just a touch of the cashmere, and I know I can wear cotton. And it’s a fraction of the price, since it’s on sale right now. Quick, someone talk me into it!
But, see? It’s just so classic, a roomy black sweater. It goes with any kind of makeup (yes, this is a worry for me when getting dressed—I DO plan my makeup around my outfit :p ), and I could pair it with a dressier skirt, like any of those 2 options (I AM DYING OVER THE CUTENESS OF THE HEART SKIRT), or just a denim skirt (as my “jeans” option). I have a really hot waxed black denim skirt I just bought, as well as a classic dark blue wash, and also 2 colored denim skirts in cobalt blue and dark purple.
And you could either wear it with no jewelry, minimal jewelry, or make it a bit dressier with a chunky necklace or statement earrings. (How much do those earrings remind you of the ones Jennifer Lawrence wore at the SAG Awards?! I want them so badly.)
Part of me worries if I won’t get bored with it, though. Think it too plain. That’s why this slightly embellished version appeals to me. It has an edge and has the classic feel I’m looking for. But adding the embellishment kind of defeats the purpose. Hmm. (And now you know why I have yet to purchase any of them! 😉 )
What’s your style like? Do you tend to stick to classic cuts and neutral colors? Choose one accent color? Wear anything and everything (and maybe even all at the same time)?
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