I do love a sweater; pretty much all sweaters.
Today I’m in the mood for the cosy, the slightly roomy and not too serious.
It’s the weekend and I want something to snuggle up in.
I’m in France, in Saint Rémy de Provence, the wind is howling and it is the kind of day where I think of sweaters. Venturing far is not my plan – I want to stay in and enjoy La Maison because it is far too long since I have been here. I’m sitting looking out at the prettiest courtyard in town as I write this entry – and after this, reading is my goal for today. Maybe a long walk? I’ve just downloaded Brideshead Revisted, read by Jeremy Irons, and I can’t wait to get into that. If I’m super lazy I’ll lay on the sofa with the headphones in, listen to his most charming voice and drift away to Brideshead.
Sweaters, like bags and shoes, are those pieces where an endless array of styles is necessary. Not absolutely necessary, but you know what I mean? Some shapes work with certain pieces and others are better with something completely different. The length, the sleeves, the weave and the neckline have their specific purposes.
What about their composition, the weaves they are made of?
Once I was a purist and only considered pure cashmere, merino wool or 100% cotton to be the best. Actually, some of the mixes are better wearing and look absolutely fine. The prices of sweaters are confounding and oftentimes the cheaper ones look even better than their designer counterparts. As for the cashmere conundrum? As far as I can see the price we pay is not necessarily reflective of the quality today. Have you found this?
There is a sweater for every mood.
Somedays I’m tailored and want a very simple and snug fit; others, like today I’m in the loose and less structured. The same applies for the neckline; V, round and turtlenecks all have their moments. Turtlenecks are always winners but they deserve a conversation of their own.
It’s the weekend – all I can think is relaxed, cosy, snuggly and comforting. xv
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