I always harp on about buying pieces in my wardrobe that are versatile, easy to wear and have longevity. But how often do I actually show you? I've long thought about doing a one item three ways feature to show just how truly adaptable certain pieces can be (not including jeans, sneakers or leather jackets - they can pretty much be worn in any situation) and here we are many moons later and I've finally gotten around to it.
I don't know about you, but when I buy something new I wear it to death for the first week or two (as much as I can without people noticing I'm a serial outfit repeater) and I found myself doing this with my Scanlan crepe knit. It's got a slightly higher front and dropped back which makes perfect for layering (even more so when you're a layering novice like me). So here it is: one knit, three ways.
This work look is quite conventional and nothing groundbreaking but not something I'm used to wearing. I've tried many times in the past to recreate the collared shirt under sweater but have failed. Obviously the cut of the sweater has a huge part to play, along with the fit of the shirt (too boyfriend and it looks a bit sloppy) and I've finally found the right items to complete this preppy combo.
I did it. I bought pants. I haven't owned a pair of pants (denim not included) since high school where we were required to wear it during band performances. But that's what the office life does to you. Clearly I can't seem to let go of my sneaker addiction. My trusty Feit sneakers can almost be passed off as brogues and with the white side stripe reminiscent of Adidas tracksuit pants Sporty Spice style, I still somehow managed to turn a 9 to 5 look into an athleisure (my new favourite style buzzword) one. My knit collection is also slowly expanding with another Jac+ Jack addition, this time with a funnel neck sweater. I'm taking baby steps towards a full blown turtle neck (I tend to like my necklines v-shaped or low). I'm learning that it's basically like wearing a scarf and a knit all rolled into one.
Photography by Andrea Lee