Three Ways: Cable Knit Sweaters
Nov 1, 2011
I don’t own many sweaters. Mostly, because I find them to be so boring. But there are a few basics that every woman should own, and a chunky, cable knit is one of them.
This outfit is simple enough, a knit, a blouse, a pair of pants. But what makes it a little bit special is the interplay between the gauzy chiffon blouse and the knit sweater.
The color palette is a bit soft for Autumn, but the weight of the sweater and the wool trouser make up for that. And while I don’t usually like black shoes with grey pants, very few retailers are making pointed-toe grey flats or pumps these days. Maybe I need to start my own shoe line?
Lastly, the bag is a knock-off of a Coach Beekman Briefcase. So, if you’re having a West Wing flashback, that’s why. And the chalcedony earrings are meant to pair well with the blouse, but any basic earring will do.
Hair should be off the shoulders to show off the delicate bow at the neck. Makeup should be appropriate for day, but with a bit of eyeliner and grey shadow.
Again, this outfit is about the pairing of soft and heavy. The chiffon skirt is breezy and light while the sweater is cozy.
Add a pair of tall boots, a satchel, some drop earrings and a stack of rich-looking bracelets, and you have a look that is just a bit 1970s.
As for tights, I wouldn’t wear any. I would invest in a slip though. I doubt that this skirt is opaque.
The hair would be lovely in a curly, low bun. And the makeup should be soft with a neutral eye and light berry lip.
Last weekend, I was at a dinner party with some friends when I spotted a girl in a cable knit sweater and a sequin skirt. The look was the epitome of relaxed cocktail. So I thought I might recreate it.
I don’t know what possessed me to do grey accessories with gold. Perhaps, I was just looking for an excuse to use the earrings. But whatever it was, I like the look of the charcoal suede with the sequins. If this isn’t your thing, I’d recommend nude pumps and colored clutch. Maybe plum with gold hardware.
As for hair, long, loose waves. You’re going for California-chic with this outfit, so maybe a hint of bronzer.