Saw this outfit on Veronica Slater's Pinterest Board and tracked the image to this post on Kensington Way, a new-to-me fashion blog. While it seems obvious that VS pinned it for the proportions as much as for the textures, it made me think immediately of a sweater I knit years ago (pattern, etc. on my Ravelry page) and still wear when I want something cozy.
In fact, I've had many occasions to wear this angora-wool blend cabled pullover over the winter break, although never with the stylish flair modeled top-of-post. Here, for example, I'm wearing it with these oh-so-comfy J. Crew "Tailored Wool Pant." (Don't let the name fool you -- these have an elasticized waistband, but I think the pintuck down the front smartens them up, disguises their sweatpant fit).
Somehow, truth be told, I love that fact more than I care about its proportions not being as flattering as the outfit on the model above. That said, I'm thinking I could wear this sweater with my black waxed-cotton skinny jeans and I have a perfect pair of flats to go with. Not sure I could ever wear this anywhere that the temperature might rise above 20 degrees Celsius, though. Turtlenecks, you know, and the post-menopausal thermostat. . . .
So tell me, what's the oldest garment you still keep in relatively regular rotation? Are you ever inspired by a blog or magazine image to bring something out from the back of your closet? And how does that translate, in reality?