More fun styling posts? Sounds good to me! Today designer Ann Leachman of Magical Grammar takes another look at her beautiful cabled Henri pattern from the Fall Collection, and talks about how to take your winter knits into spring.
I don’t know about the rest of the country, but it is still very much winter in Chicago. I left this morning without the usual giant scarf, and walked home this evening with snowflakes landing on my neck. These lingering winter weeks have done nothing but fuel hours of daydreaming about Spring’s arrival. To feed my springtime desire even more, I thought it would be fun to come up with a few different ways to style the Henri sweater into the warmer months… because they are coming (…..right??).
Imagine a day with absolutely no plans, no obligations, just hours of freedom ahead of you. The sun is out, there is no need for a coat. You throw on a pretty outfit (I love the effortlessness of a baggy sweater combined with the femininity of a maxi skirt. It’s one of the most put-together ways to feel like you’ve wrapped yourself in a blanket), and start walking. As you’re wandering around the city aimlessly, you stop in a coffee shop, order a giant cup of coffee, and spend hours making life lists in a notebook. By the time you’re heading home, the sun has set and the temperature drops enough to warrant your favorite knit scarf. It’s the perfect day.
While the weather is breezy and unpredictable, Henri is the kind of pullover I’d keep with me on a Saturday of window-shopping or bike riding. It’s equally appropriate for wearing to meet friends or on a long weekend ride. Paired with a skirt or capris, bright accessories, and some tennis shoes, it easily makes the transition to warmer weather. I can throw it on, tie my hair up in a scarf, and fly down the road without another thought.