You can fake lust, jealousy, anger; those are all quite easy. But actual, genuine warmth? I don't think you can fake it.
|Athleta [circa 2011]|
Although I can appreciate the beauty that accompanies this time of year, perpetually cold feet and yet another round of snowblowing wears me out. One big consolation is the cozy clothing that cold weather permits. Sure, shorts and tank tops have their place; but warm, enveloping clothing in soft fabrics can't be rivaled.
Disclaimer: I should note that I have never, nor will ever, pay $1300 dollars for a sweater (see the J. Crew number above--now on sale for a mere $800). There are just too many wonderful things I could do with that money. Even if that was a drop in the bucket for us financially (which it is not), I could never embrace that sort of spending. I don't judge those who obviously do (which is why J. Crew can offer it); I would just feel too self-indulgent.
Cashmere is a wonderful material. I bought my first 100% cashmere piece from Target in the form of a cream-colored cardigan. Many, many years later, I'm still wearing it and loving its feel. But it's starting to show its age, and I fantasize about how to repurpose it once it's cardigan days are over. Throwing it in the Planet Aid box is not an option.
I love the feel of snuggly sweaters and warm boots. I love that my lumps and bumps are forgiven in warm winter wear. These outfits are great examples of what I lust for this time of year.
What are your winter favorites?