I don’t know who came up with the rule that white should not be worn after Labor Day, but one thing is sure, whoever it was never got acquainted with fuzzy cuddly grandma sweaters.
On my list of Things That Get Me Excited For Fall, right after “no more sweating,” is being able to pull out my hefty collection of grandma sweaters. The last time I wore a sweater that didn’t have a past life in a fifth grade teacher’s closet was sometime in the tenth grade when Forever 21 had just opened in the mall. Needless to say, things have changed and my wants have expanded past ribbed, cowl-neck sweaters in mustard.
Something about a baggy silhouette and the ability to create shape in the shapeless will always give granny duds a special place in my heart. I mean, have you ever just looked at grandmas and thought, wow, great style? I once saw an elderly woman at a coffee shop wearing high-waisted pleated khaki dress pants with white Keds. I know you think I’m kidding, but I’m not. I love grandmas.
How to Make it Work
1. Keep other items basic, sleek and simple. Baggy and/or novelty items should get all the attention.
2. Update pieces with current trend items so as not to look like a fifth grade teacher.
3. Mix styles to keep looking fresh, and not outdated.
And before I forget to mention, The Uglies will be in full force at New York Fashion Week covering several of your favorite designers’ shows and bringing you coverage right here on EIU. Be sure to check in and gain some refreshing insight on Spring 2010’s newest threads.