After the holidays, things can feel well…a bit underwhelming. That first Monday after New Year’s means it’s back to the real world. January and February usually signal more frigid temperatures. With all that holiday indulgence, many start hitting it hard at the gym and improving their diets. And finally, after a few days of gathering together, families and friends return to communicating via WhatsApp, Skype or FaceTime. It all makes me want to hide away for just a bit longer.
The closest alternative to throwing the covers back over my head without truancy is putting on a cozy sweater. A bright red pullover is my secret weapon for fighting winter weather woes. Perhaps it will shock me into a happier mood or even trick mother nature into parting the clouds to let the sun shine brighter. Whatever it is, one thing is clear: it’s sweater weather, a fashion season I look forward to. Hats, gloves, boots and layers upon layers — all essential tools of the trade for a warm weather look.
I picked up this striking Crimson Red Mixed Cable-Knit Pullover from Banana Republic on sale (there’s usually an additional discount code for sale items). By the way, it may look like I have love handles underneath my sweater, but that’s just the way the sweater falls. I think after a few wears, it will flatten out. I layered the sweater with my favorite polka dot chambray and added a crystal necklace for sparkle. A mix of brown hued accessories grounded the look including my favorite felt hat Florence by Eugenia Kim. Finally nothing says FU to the post-holiday doldrums like a smile.