Today we experiment with how to wear a sweater. Sounds really uneventful, right?
Sometimes experiments can go wrong, but sometimes you can cure your cold with a mixture of strange elixirs and home remedies that don't make sense. Does fashion make sense? More often than not, no. So let's get to experimenting:
Today's blog post is inspired by a look (above) from Christophe Lemaire's Fall RTW collection seen in Paris just a couple of weeks ago. I know there's huff-and-puff about the change of seasons in fashion-that the shows are merely projections of what will be happening come Fall (in this case). Is it wrong to draw inspiration immediately? I don't know, but I also do not care...today it is 40 degrees and I can wear fall-like things if I want.
One of my favorite ways to change up my wardrobe is figuring out new ways of wearing things I already have.
A good example of such an idea that immediately comes to mind is the Alexander Wang Spring 14 RTW collection where regularly structured button-downs are only buttoned at the very top...creating a whole new thing--
I have a dress that I only ever wear backwards now. And doing weird things like that excite me.
So, although my wardrobe is highly limited (as I still find my clothes living in three places) I couldn't get that look by Christophe Lemaire out of my mind. I had to try it.
Wanna see the results of my experiment
A sweater as a scarf?
I CAN VIBE
There are many people out there that are "Scarf People"while I find myself in a mess of knots when I attempt to "rock a scarf." The sweater-scarf may look a little silly when people figure out what you are doing....but they also know that you know that you just did that--you are wearing a damn sweater as a scarf...THEY BETTER RESPECT U
Most importantly, in the whole scheme of things is...you have a sweater with you if it gets too cold out :)
You bet I looked a mad fool when I was trying out different sweaters to "wear" but if you want to try the look yourself, it is going to take some trial and error. This sweater is cropped and very bulky so it didn't look much like the inspiration, but I think it still worked. The cool thing too is you can use the sleeves in different ways, leaving them loose to hang over your shoulders in front (v. preppy!) or tie them up for a more finished look.
...and maybe scarf people must just be hat people, too. It makes sense now.
For kicks and giggles and the sake of experimenting, I decided to try out the sweater-scarf idea with a basic crewneck. It doesn't look too stupid, ~~~only maybe just a little ~~~
What's the conclusion? That I'm here for your entertainment, per usual