|Fruit of the Loom|
I really can't tell you why contrast sleeves speak to me the way they do. Maybe it is the inherent sportiness they reference. Maybe it says something about me as a person....that I long for my childhood, contrast-sleeve-satin-jacket-wearing, roller-skating self.
|A new acquisition from LaRedoute.|
Cotton crew-neck contrast sleeve sweater.
Love this with red or fuchsia bottoms!
Whatever it is, I just can't get enough. I'm a sucker.
Here is another recent acquisition. This is my new trench coat. I am in luuurve with this trench coat.
|Roksanda Ilincic Edition for Debenhams|
contrast sleeve trench.
And it was on sale. I win.
Oops...haven't even gotten the creases out from the shipping box yet.
Perhaps what it is for me is that contrast sleeves always seem to appear where there are simple lines. I do enjoy simple lines. And a sleeve of a different colour, that just sort of adds that wee something different to make it a little more special. A classic with a twist, it you will...but not so much of a twist that you couldn't wear it next season.
It is also a nice touch when you live in an exceptionally casual place, as many of us who live remotely do. A contrast sleeve keeps it a wee bit on the casual side, keeps it simple yet sporty, without seeming mundane or buttoned-down.
So with the addition of not one, but two contrast sleeve pieces to my wardrobe, you would think that I am done for a while. You would be wrong. I am still drooling for a top with leather contrast sleeves, preferably cap sleeves. I am hoping for a shirtdress with contrast sleeves as well, only perhaps in a bright colour or contrasting pattern, just to mix it up.
So what is it? Is it just me? Do I have yet another addiction to add to my ever-growing list?
But its only a problem if I think it is, right? Right?