The Winter Wardrobe Project
Winter and I have a problem. I want to love winter, but I fear every year I am poorly equipped to pull my weight in the relationship. At summer’s end each year I fantasize about spiced cider, reading under a blanket as snow falls outside, and beautiful cold-weather clothes that keep me cozy even as I take walks outside. What winter actually ends up being is a 6 month descent into freezing darkness where I don’t leave the house for days at a time, greasy hair, limited mobility from too many inadequate layers piled on, awful dry skin, and a lack of blood circulation which causes my fingers to go dead as I try to hold a brush.
More frequent bathing and moisturizer won’t hurt, but at some point I’m going to have to figure out a workable winter wardrobe that doesn’t involve a million thin sweaty layers, and actually commit to quality over quantity. For now I’m just brainstorming possible solutions, but when I feel I’ve narrowed it down to a feasible A/W fashion line I’ll draw it up all nice and organized.
The most important solutions I need to come up with are comfortable, warm outfits to wear in my studio while I work. Above is one such possible idea.
Scarf: the Quadrato in prussian blue, titian red, and cream.
Sweater: one day I will brave the oversized Aran sweater, and when I do, undyed merino wool (preferably from Greenwood Hill Farm) will be my textile of choice.
Shoes: The Allen Edmonds McNeil Longwing blucher, a bit of an impossible want, but so long as I’m only dreaming…..
Buddha Bowl: for hot tea and soup on my lunch break.