What do you wear to go out?
In winter? Make that early winter. Which means rain, snow, sleet, slush, and some more rain. Not necessarily in that order. However, it’s not unusual for all of them to make an appearance within the same week, and sometimes even within the same day.
The point is, it’s going to be wet outdoors, and good shoes are a must. And no, I don’t have a car. I don’t need one; I live in a big city with excellent public transport system. And I walk a lot, and spend a lot of time at various bus stops / train stations etc. No wonder, then, that I’ve been practically living in my new cool wellies / rubber boots…
I consider cashmere my winter staple. But I want my cashmere a bit on the lighter side, as indoor temperatures in Finland tend to be quite warm, even in winter… And a light-weight cashmere cardi is the perfect piece to accompany a sleeveless / short-sleeved dress: easy to put on or take off as you wish.
Why a sleeveless / short-sleeved dress, you might ask. Well, I hate layering, for starters. And wearing anything long-sleeved under a cardigan would be too much layering for me, make me feel as if my clothes were restricting me. It’s for the same reason you seldom see me wearing a a jacket: if the fabric doesn’t have any stretch, I find a jacket too constricting.
This black and white striped knit dress has short sleeves, so it fits nicely under a leather jacket, a trench coat, or long cashmere cardigan without feeling bulky or constricting. In other words, it’s the perfect layering piece for someone who hates layering…
cashmere cardigan: Cut & Pret / dress: Comma (old) /
bag: Chanel / boots: Nevada Nero
location: Restaurant Loiste, Helsinki
What about you, do you like layering? Or do you hate it as much as I do?
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