Sweater: Lands End Canvas Cashmere Sweater, sz. XS
Shirt: J Crew Gingham Vintage Schoolboy shirt, sz. 2
Pants: J Crew Summerweight Wool Minnie pant, sz.2
Bag: J Crew
Love the color of this sweater! This is a long time coming, but this is the last of the LEC cashmere sweaters I bought on super sale right before Christmas. I know-- I sat on this one for a while before wearing it, but the color just seemed more 'spring' to me. And what a lovely spring color it is. I know that coral is supposed to be one of those 'universaly flattering' colors that everyone looks good in, and I think I agree.
Now, if you think holding something for 3 months before wearing is bad, you don't want to know how long I've had these Minnies. They were new with tags too. I think I got them last October. I've held on to them so long because they're kind of odd. J Crew calls them the 'Summerweight Italian Wool Minnie'. But they don't fit like any other Minnie I have. Actually, they fit very similar to J Crew's Paley pant I reviewed recently. They're a much looser fit than other Minnies, and have a frond zip and bar closure too. Plus the color is odd. It's called 'warm charcoal' and I can't figure out if they are a warm gray or a cool brown. Maybe both, I guess. Anyway, the color is hard to work with.
But the oddities that made me hesitant to wear these pants are also what pushed me to hold onto them. I actually like the looser fit on this particular pair of Minnies. If I close my eyes and pretend that they aren't Minnies, and just another pair of J Crew pants, I rather like the fit. Slim and sleek without being too tight. Slim but drapey at the same time, maybe. And while the color is odd, maybe it makes it a little more universal. Should I treat it like a gray and wear it with cool colors? Or treat it like a brown and wear it with warm colors? How about both?