photos by Chelsea Francis
Seeing as my style got a shake up last year, I decided to wait on buying winter clothes until I needed them so I could have a better sense of what I really wanted to wear. With my trip to Poland, and later Banff, looming, I finally had a reason to do some serious sweater shopping. After looking at the outfits I was most interested in wearing when I was in Portland last November and analyzing the stuff in my closet I never reached for on a cold day, I realized what you all probably could have easily predicted: I like fun sweaters.
I’ve tried to do the cute classic girl winter look (and didn’t even look so bad doing it!), but I just didn’t feel like me. The whole boho slouchy-chunky sweater business isn’t something I feel like myself in, but fitted little vintage outfits aren’t a comfy go-to either. So what was left when I ruled everything else out? Color. I have worn this mustard sweater probably 100 times in the year or so that I’ve owned it, so I made it my goal to find pieces I loved just as much.
If you’re feeling as gloomy and grey as the sun-less winter sky, maybe one of these fun sweaters will help you break out of your rut! That punk Punxsutawney Phil seems to think winter is here to stay, so make the rest of the season a little more bearable with a dose of color (and pom poms – lots of pom poms!) in your closet.
What pieces make you feel most like yourself in the winter? Which of these sweaters is your favorite?