A while back I had written about my having purchased a bright, chartreuse cashmere sweater for days just like this. This one, remember?
|Equipment cashmere sweater|
photo Moda Operandi
Well, that sweater arrived, and it was my intention to feature it in a post today, showcasing how easy it is to bring a little sunshine into one's life with just a burst of colour.
But I can't even get outside long enough to take a decent bloomin' photograph.
|My burst of colour and me waiting for the rain....not so patiently.....|
Equipment cashmere sweater, Seven For All Mankind jeans, Zara heels.
And I have come to the conclusion that it is not going to stop. Possibly ever. So I ran outside to try to get it all in the shot, rather haphazardly I'm afraid, for fear of drowning in my own front garden.
|And of course, the shoes (as above)|
What I will say for this sweater is that it is like a security blanket. Warm, soft, and cozy. The cashmere is a lovely quality, and it feels amazing against the skin. Yes, this is a rather simple way of dressing, an oversized, slouchy sweater and some skinny crops underneath, but this is about comfort dressing, and simplicity is exactly what one needs when contemplating her own demise by the gradual watery immersion of the island on which she lives. Seeing as though I live in Scotland, I imagine you'll be seeing this sweater quite a lot.
I am also thinking about styling this sweater thusly.
|Clockwise from bottom left: Equipment sweater, some black and white loafers like these Marc Jacobs loafers, |
a fitted white shirt like this Hawes & Curtis shirt, and some dress shorts like these Ted Baker shorts.
And while the rest of you are undoubtedly still sweltering in the July heat, I would maintain that it is never too early to add a bright piece of cashmere to your cache. Though I realise that not everybody has to deal with apocalyptic weather conditions in July as we do here in Scotland, I suppose there is always the looming threat of over-zealous air conditioning to consider.