When I was in middle school, my friends would tease me about how everything I wore was neutral. I was especially partial to warm grey and army green, with the occasional shot of navy thrown in for good measure. I suspect that I was trying to blend in, as if my platinum-blonde pyramid hair would have ever let that happen. But as I grew older and more confident, I started embracing color.
And yet, I find myself coming full circle. Lately I’ve been slipping into a winter style uniform of almost all black, but so far I’m digging it. I can pretend I’m a tortured artist, or perhaps even an international spy. The sky’s the limit when you’re wearing non-color!
So for now, I’m playing with texture instead. Winter always calls for chunky knits, and I’ve been switching back and forth between this leather-sleeved sweater and a cozy-cute pullover from Patagonia that my mom gave me for Christmas. Really, all you need in life is a dressy sweater and a casual sweater.
For the finishing touches, I”m turning to more knit and leather. I found a fantastic pair of fingerless gloves at Bespoke on our trip to Truckee, and it’s hard to take them off. I’ve also been wearing the heck out of my new Rag & Bone boots, which seriously go with everything. Let me tell you- the extra 3 1/2 inches they give me are quite handy when trying to spot friends in a crowd.
And finally, when I want to get a little gussied up, I’ll slip on my favorite romper and a thick pair of tights. This funny little romper was an impulse purchase last summer, but its magical elastic waist and fantastic drape have turned it into a staple. I’ll never eat a heavy meal in anything else- I could hide small puppy inside that sucker without anyone knowing.
And that, folks, is my uniform of late. Is this looking familiar, or are you rocking something completely different right now?