Today brought us a ridiculous amount of rain, which dampened (hah) my mood a correlating amount. To combat the gloominess, I decided to throw practicality into the wind (hah again) and wear what makes me feel the most cheerful: loads of white. As far as practicality does actually go, it's really not that bad to manage: avoid large puddles, the beret keeps my hair relatively dry, the clutch doesn't get too wet tucked under my arm, and when I get to where I'm going I do a quick wipe down of the shoes. All the water my clothing picked up dries out quickly enough once inside. Easy peasy. Of course, were this not the middle of summer I'd have popped my cream trench coat over the whole thing, but I just can't show the rain any sign of weakness ;)
I bought this sweater, sized way way up, while out with the YLF gals this past weekend. I've been on the hunt for a creamy semi-chunky oversized 90s reminiscent sweater and this fits the bill perfectly. It's super duper cozy and soft, but the open weave (and 20% linen content) makes it rather breezy as well. (Angie -- happy to report that the sleeves stay put, and not much stretching throughout the day.) Should work for fall, spring and summer for me which is perfect. Styled today in a "summery" way, with rolled white skinnies and white pumps. Simple accessorizing because the sweater is a lot on its own, just my rose watch and silver cutout earrings, along with some peachy-nude lip balm to keep the look light. Chose my sequin clutch because sequins also make me happy! And also I liked the texture and shine it added.
When getting dressed I'd expected to have to walk several blocks right in the midst of the heaviest rain, but that turned out not to be the case. I popped on my black beret for outside time to help keep my hair somewhat under control because, well, as a native Cascadian I don't use an umbrella. Worked perfectly, even though I wasn't outside as much as I'd expected. Ultimately this outfit was just what I needed to perk up and get through a very gloomy day! Bodes well for this sweater for fall (and spring, for that matter), when rain like this becomes the norm.
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