Lightweight knits are one of my favorite staples for Northwest wardrobes. Ideally, they are washable, don't need to be ironed, and can be layered for year-round wear. This particular day was overcast and warm but breezy, so I needed just a little extra coverage for an outdoor birthday party and then dinner at a friend's house.
I never really found the shrug sweater trend appealing for myself. (A shrug sweater is basically a sweater that is cut off right below the armpits or bustline.) It was a little too trendy for my taste. However, I always love the idea of a flattering knit that can be worn both casual and dressy.
I found this sweater at the Banana Republic Outlet at the Seattle Premium Outlets Mall. This sweater was a great compromise for me. I liked the interest of the tie-front, but felt the length made it a bit more classic.
- "Don't know — a shrug?" sweater (one week old, Banana Republic Outlet, $29)
- Provides "ample" coverage, cotton camisole (two years old, Costco, $6.50)
- Dark wash Levis 515 jeans (three months old, Kohl's, $29.99 sale)
- "Ooh, la, la - Paris, Paris, Paris" silk scarf (four years old, gift from Paris)
- "Mega stone" onyx necklace (six months old, Hitchcock Boutique, Madrona, $68)
- Large as I can stand it gold hoops (one year old, Target, $30)
- Loeffler Randall "designer" black patent flats (four months old, Target, $29.99)