I’ve never been susceptible to seasonal affect disorder. I actually like winter as much as the other seasons. I like winter more than summer.
But even I feel the need to make an effort at dressing more cheerfully — to compensate — when the sun disappears in the afternoon.
I found this corduroy jacket on YOOX. For those who find YOOX overwhelming, here’s a tip. Use the color filters and search for things in uncommon colors: yellow, green, gold, purple. The universe will shrink considerably.*
The jacket may look striped, but what you are seeing is the textural pattern of a variegated corduroy. Interesting, isn’t it?
The jacket was too long, so I asked Fatima shorten it at the hem. I’ve never tried that before, but it worked because the jacket has no side or back vents and the pocket are on-seam. It was much less expensive than shortening from the shoulders — which I would almost never advise with a jacket.
I am thinking about a lengthy post on The Third Piece — explaining how and why two or three layers on top are best — but for now will only say that I felt this outfit needed more than a blouse and jacket to feel complete.
Enter the open cardigan, belted, over a dotted swiss blouse to add a little depth.
I’ve owned this cardigan for many years but had neglected it for the last two seasons because I wasn’t feeling the need for a drapey, open cardigan.
How foolish. WWMOD! A belt rejuvenates this cardigan, which has so many lovely details: a gently curved asymmetrical hem, a gathered lapel, buttoned sleeves.
I have many other ideas for this jacket.
You’ll have to keep coming back.
It will be worth the cost of admission.**
Have a fantastic weekend!
Jacket: Rose a Pois from YOOX; Blouse: JCrew; Sweater: Nanette Lepore; Jeans: JCrew; Shoes: Coach; Bag: Orla Kiely
* Admittedly, this tip only works if you actually want a yellow, green, gold, or purple garment. If you want something black or grey, you may have to sift through a lot of merchandise.
** Admission is free.