How runaway sheep got me thinking about my favourite Autumn staple.
When Mary arrived at VAHQ the other day she was so excited about her journey and the little detour it took. She told me how the bizarre happenings on the train line had her thinking about cream knitwear. As one who adores all things cream, especially cosy sweaters, I asked her to tell you where she found her inspiration. It’s the cutest tale and as she is an aspiring writer my advice to her was to go with it.
And plus we have some delicious new sweaters to consider. xv
The inspiration for this knitwear tale was found in the unlikeliest of places.
Whilst on my morning commute to the VA office, the driver of my train made a very stressed announcement. What was he going to say? Suddenly, the train launched to a halt, we were stopped on the tracks and had no idea why. We learned a flock of sheep had decided to have a morning run on the tracks, much to the amusement of my fellow commuters. I breathed a sigh of relief.
Fear not, they were seen in time for the train to slow down and encourage them back to their grassy homes.
As I saw the cream, woolly animals returning to their fields, I thought about all the delicious cream knitwear featured this season. Reuniting with the sweaters is one of the best parts of Autumn alongside saying a warm hello to all things cosy.
Cream knits are one of the staples when it comes to dressing for the colder months and with their ability to go with everything in the closet, they are essential.
Imagine a cup of hot cocoa in one hand, a book in the other and the cosiness of a chunky knitted cream sweater. Bliss.
One of my favourite ways of styling these pieces is with jeans, a simple pair of white sneakers and a red lip.
When the leaves start falling, and winter is on its way, welcome back the knitwear.
P.S. no sheep were harmed in the making of this feature.
Cosy Up In Cream
images, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley by James Macari for Vogue Mexico November 2014, Alasdair McLellan for Mi Armario en Ruinas, Elle France October 1989, Mango