|Zadig & Voltaire cardigan, COS sweater, IRO sweater, ASOS owl sweater, Petit Bateau track pants, Mango cable knit, Sara Berman leather pants, IRO Kristen jacket (UK here), Alexander Wang wedge, ASOS sweatshirt.|
I've been on the hunt for winter clothes for the past month. My wardrobe is sadly lacking in sweaters. I've been wearing the same Uniqlo and Zadig & Voltaire sweaters for the last two years. While I'm pleased that I'm getting plenty of mileage out of my meager winter clothes, it's time to branch out a little. I flip flopped between plain basics and statement jumpers for a more contemporary and edgy vibe.
I've worn synthetic materials but for the most part, I've stuck with natural fibers. Call it an obsessive compulsion but I can't make myself buy any food without checking the list of ingredients nor purchase a piece of clothing without looking at the fabric content tag either. While a few are well made, most have not lasted the distance when compared to clothes made of pure or a higher percentage of cotton, cashmere or wool.
To my delight, there a few gems hidden in cheaper and more affordable brands. Take this cute and quirky Asos Owl sweater which is made of 100% cotton but priced at a very affordable £30. Or the hologram merino wool sweater from COS for a mere £55. Now if you're wondering why I've featured a pair of strappy wedges amongst the winter offerings, it's the rebel in me hoping that the weather would change so that I get to wear summer clothes. Or perhaps I'm displaying a sense of optimism for the impossible.What's your winter uniform this year?