A Winning Layer
Ever since I got this shirt, back in the spring, I’ve been trying to figure out how to make it work in cooler temperatures. I love the feel and drape of the fabric so much, I just want to wear it all the time, but the short sleeves leave me too chilly this time of year. I often ask myself why I even bother to buy short-sleeved-shirts, when it seems like I only get to wear them a few months of the year. Layers are the answer, but I’m still trying to master it in an uncomplicated way.
Initially I thought I’d get a long-sleeved white t-shirt to wear underneath it, but that idea just didn’t excite me. It seemed so utilitarian (which I normally love!) and boring that I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I also didn’t want to purchase a shirt that I’d only wear with one or two items in my closet. Then, I got it in my head that I needed a turtleneck to layer underneath my clothes, and BINGO! Suddenly about half my closet got a little bit warmer.
Initially I ordered this beautiful hemp/organic cotton jersey one, and while it was perfectly soft and cozy, it did not fit me very well in the chest area. Back it went. Then I saw that Everlane released some pima turtlenecks, including a white one, and I decided to try it out. It’s very thin, almost sheer, but it is perfect to layer under almost anything because of that. I have a feeling I’ll be doing lots of laundry loads of whites this winter!
[ Pima Turtleneck (S), Everlane | Blank Canvas Top, Jamie + the Jones (M/L) | Jeans, Levi’s (size down for snug fit) | Oxfords, Nisolo | Small Fan Necklace, c/o Loop Jewelry (use code: seasonsandsalt10 for 10% off)
Slow Fashion October
Have you heard of Slow Fashion October? I literally just came across it while browsing on Instagram the other night. I found the concept (and that particular blog) very inspiring. So often when I focus on ethical or slow fashion, I think about the buying source, and I rarely consider slow fashion implications for what I already own. I’ve briefly considered the idea of wearing and keeping what I already own, but I’ve never really explored the idea in any depth. Thinking through the Slow Fashion October concepts has really made me pause and consider the longevity of what is in my closet. It’s so easy to have my head turned by trends and think I need to hop aboard with the latest looks, especially as a blogger, where I feel a slight pressure to stay ‘current’.
But I’m reminded that true style comes from knowing how to make the best of what you love and already have (in addition to knowing how to make the best choices when buying). I can feel this mindset seeping into how I view my closet, and it’s a welcome reprieve.