Over the past several months, I’ve been working to shift my mostly black wardrobe basics to other neutrals. (No, I’m not completely banishing black; it will always have a place in my wardrobe. My goal is adding options.) This has been a good year for navy pieces, and I’ve added a few to the mix. But even more than navy, I’m finding grey is what’s hitting my style Sweet Spot.
Grey can be a versatile and easy-to-wear alternative to black. Unlike black though, grey has many variations, and what works for one person’s coloring may be dreadful on another. I’ve learned that a light-to-medium grey is best for me, at least near my face. (Darker charcoals and “lead pipe” greys make me look dead. Along with the lighter grey pieces from J.Crew, Eileen Fisher’s “Ash” and “Dark Pearl” are both good options.)
So yes, this is the THIRD color I’ve added in this sweater-jacket. It’s just such a good weight for our climate, and works so well in my wardrobe. I don’t feel that this duplicates the houndstooth jacket, as it’s a different color, shape and length, and a solid rather than a print. Lightweight toppers that aren’t black have been a tough find for me, so I’ve taken advantage of greater availability this season.
It’s still just a bit warm for this scarf, but I love how it ties everything together. The colors are 💯
I anticipate these off-white ankle boots will get a mixed reaction, but I love them. I’ve been seeing some cool outfits featuring white or off-white footwear for several seasons now, and have tried on probably a dozen styles. This was the Just Right pair. If you don’t like this color, they’re also available in several other colors and finishes. And a bonus…they’re water-resistant!
More Sweater-Jacket Styles
Give Warmth This Winter
Need to clear out some old coats from your closet? J.Crew has partnered with One Warm Coat for a coat drive to help provide warm coats to those in need. Between now and December 25, every customer who donates a gently worn coat to any J.Crew store nationwide will receive $25 off a purchase of $125 or more. Many people who live in poverty cannot afford a winter coat, and according to One Warm Coat,
Health experts report that even a 2-degree drop in body temperature results in reduced heart rate, loss of coordination, and confusion. Adults cannot work effectively and children find it difficult to learn. For most, a warm coat solves the problem.
One Warm Coat delivers over 5 million coats each year, and this is the second year that J.Crew is collecting donations for them. I think this is a great initiative to help the 15% of people here who live in poverty. I donated a few coats yesterday, and hope you’ll join me. (Thanks to Chanel at the Century City store, who took this photo. The staff there is always so helpful!)
Any items you’ve purchased in multiple colors?