Bootcut jeans, cashmere sweater, peacoat, Tory Burch Reva flats… Is it 2008 or 2020? Yesterday I took a walk around the neighborhood in my staple look for class during the first two years of graduate school. Back then I was always stressed out and usually sleep deprived. And yet, I am not completely mortified by my sartorial choices from that era. These items are classics for a reason.
the tall cashmere sweater
We have to unpack this sweater. It is available in tall sizes. Unfortunately it runs shorter through the body. I would have preferred it cut longer in the torso, but that did not bother me so much that I had to return it. Sleeve length-wise, however, this sweater is perfection. Did you spot the soft gray tipping at the cuff? I love that detail.
Like it’s turtleneck counterpart, this cashmere sweater goes in and out of stock in the tall sizing, and for good reason! Tall cashmere does not come along everyday. It was originally available in fuchsia, teal, citron, gray, and navy. I found the colors to have inconsistent lengths in terms of sizing. A shame because I had to return the fuchsia and teal versions.
These jeans (last seen here) are perfection. Can we talk? Denim, khaki, cords, I love a bootcut. Make them with a 36 inch inseam or longer and I can guarantee you that they will find a home in my closet. They have a higher rise than most of the denim I wore throughout grad school, which works with the slightly cropped cut of the sweater.
These 7 for All Mankind jeans are not of same type of denim that the 7fam jeans were made of in the aughts. This denim is dubbed b(air), in reference to how lightweight they feel. They are also super stretchy, and yet do not stretch out.