Post-Holiday Highlight

Why not deviate from traditional winter color scheme in favor of something neon?

the hat

Covering the ears in twenty degrees Fahrenheit and below is nonnegotiable. I do so by hats, earmuffs, or securing a hood. Neon is a winter favorite for me. Especially while running in the snow or walking through the park, wearing an eye catching color is as much of a safety measure as a style choice.

the J.Crew cambridge cable knit turtleneck

Lilac pants, plaid kilt, neon skirt… This sweater has been on repeat this winter and for three reasons.

  • Functionally, this sweater is just such a great cold weather layer. It is made of wool rather than some bastardized synthetic blend, keeping me super toasty. When I wear this sweater, there is less of a need for a heavy coat. On the flip side, the sun blazes and heats the kitchen, living room, and primary bedroom. As such, I rarely wear this during the daytime when I am in our flat.
  • Aesthetically, the hunter green goes with everything in my closet from muted neutrals to vivid neons, hence wearing it so often. Is the hunter green a neutral in and of itself? I vote yes.
  • Quality-wise, J.Crew discontinued the Cambridge cable knit line, let alone discontinued producing the majority of the winter sweaters in wool and other upscale natural fibers. While it has been afflicted with pilling, I bought this turtleneck in 2012. Having lasted over a decade, it is an oldie but goodie.

skirt: J.Crew • sweater: J.Crew • loafers: Stubbs & Wootton • earrings: J.Crew • sunglasses: Ray Ban • watch: Cartier (also here)

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