Hello my friends!
Transitional dressing is in! Yup, we have hit that stage of the year where things get hot or cold and sometimes it’s all at once. It can get annoying having to carry around a thick jacket if it’s only a cool breeze and it can be a frustration if you are shivering in your t-shirt because it’s going to be sunny later.
The pullover is a perfect way to tackle transitional dressing. It’s light enough to throw in your bag if it gets too hot, and it has enough weight too it that it can give you warmth when it’s a bit on the chilly side. They can be layered over shirts and dresses, or under jackets and jumpers. They are one of my most favorite pieces in my wardrobe because they are so versatile – they look professional for work with nice black slacks, and they look comfy casual with a pair of jeans. Not to mention the colour options available are tremendous.
Reasons why this outfit works:
1. Menswear as Womenswear – Oh yes, that pullover is actually a men’s rugby pullover. Because it is a knit it is easier to fit to a female form. Key details are where the shoulder seams sit, they should be on the edge of the shoulder, not hanging off it. If they hang off the shoulder, because this is a high neckline, it will look baggy and swamp her figure taking away any femininity with it.
2. The colors aren’t in competition – This means that they all come from the same family of muted tones. There is no vibrant color trying to steal the show, they all work with each other, the darker maroon with the olive green and finally the neutral base on the pullover ties it together.
3. Not everything is on show – Pick a feature to highlight, not show all your goodies at once. because of the coverage on the top half, we can show a little leg. And because we are showing a little leg, we don’t want to bare all on top. It’s a matter of balance.