More urgent an autumn/winter task than finding a new coat, bag or shoes, is the task of finding a great black sweater. It ought to occupy the forefront of your mind and if it doesn’t, you’re no Spiker.
The all-purpose black sweater is the t-shirt of A/W and you will wear it all the time. I have hitherto bought thick black or grey wool sweaters from J Crew and worn them every day but they don’t half bobble up like crazy. J Crew’s bestselling Tippi sweater is, for me, just cut too close and too short- it’s just too 1950s a shape and makes me feet titty and fat.
So rejoice then for this mock-turtleneck sweater from &OtherStories! It is a fine knit merino wool, which means no (or not many, and small) bobbles, and it’s long with long emo sleeves and drapey all round the bits I’d rather not have material cling to and you can tuck it into things. It’s remarkable in its unremarkable-ness. It is a tiny bit sheer, but not badly so – with a good t-shirt bra in beige and you’re away.
I have got one in black, in a M, which is probably larger than I need (I am a 10-12 and a C-cup) but I wanted it loose. But I am considering one in beige and also one in dark red to be worn with navy, as the Ox Blood/Navy colour combination isn’t going anywhere for a while.
I didn’t get one in grey because I think I’m bored with grey.
This is one of those annoying tangental comments, but –
Any advice on A/W maternity clothes? I’m due in March, so getting steadily bigger. Got a coat, smart jeans and not-smart jeans in huge belly/bum cut, but I’m not sure what else to bother with. Don’t want to waste money buying stuff I don’t need… and I am easily sold to.
Hi Kat, I’m not Esther but one of the best things I bought was a couple of Gap maternity vests and a black tube maternity skirt from Topshop. Then you can just bung on whatever tops/cardis you wear normally.
that’s a good shout, thanks 🙂
Aargh. I want to buy everything you post on here. YOU’RE BAD FOR MY BANK BALANCE
I would agree – bad for the bank balance but always worth reading X
Love the colour Im so bored of grey my front door is grey, half my house, my coffee cups, a lot of my clothes and even my bloody nail varnish – what are we to do??? X
THROW IT ALL AWAY START AGAIN
Well, I should think that the dark red would go very nicely with grey. Unfortunately (for me), red and grey were my school uniform; however, you almost certainly won’t have this issue.