This diamond-stitch cloud sweater from Everlane is made of merino wool and alpaca, making it one of my recent favorite pieces from the sustainable clothing brand. I wore this when we were in Woodstock, VT, and I was super comfortable wearing this sweater, layered with a relaxed 100% linen blouse, and this beautiful dark moss-colored jacket (lighter color here). Paired with a lightweight, white skirt, tights, and my green-accented leather sneakers made from leather sourced from a Gold-Certified tannery, my outfit for hanging out around the Woodstock Inn & Resort was comfortable and versatile for the beautiful autumn day.
Green has always been my very favorite color, and I know that each autumn a certain kind of sadness takes hold of me as the leaves on the trees begin to change colors, because I know soon the beautiful greens of spring and summer will fade into white that blankets the Earth as winter takes over. In Woodstock, it was surprisingly easy to be distracted by the impending sense of doom winter tends to bring me, because autumn in Woodstock is truly magical. The first half of my life was spent in the far north of Michigan, where we did get beautiful colors on the trees, but they were never so longlasting as they were in Vermont. Seeing such colorful beauty right before my least favorite time of year significantly brightened my spirits.
I wore my normal sizes in everything, but I do wish I would have sized down in the jacket and sweater, as they were both very oversized. However, they were both very comfortable, and so cozy for autumn, so if you enjoy the oversized look, know that your normal size should be sufficiently cozy. However, if you prefer a more fitted and streamlined look, definitely size down on the diamond-stitch cloud sweater and jacket.
I try to make summer last as long as possible, as autumn tends to pass us by so quickly, and before I know it it’s another bleak winter, which is why I love to wear skirts, dresses, sandals, and sneakers for as long as possible, and with these comfortable layers, I know that I can be comfortable in multiple light layers, before the temperatures truly begin to drop. Even better, I can repurpose each of these layers season after season to continue integrating them into numerous outfits and to extend their usefulness.
Do you feel the same way about winter? I’ve never actually met anyone who truly loves winter, so I’m curious if any of my readers enjoy it, or if we all collective dislike it. In the meantime, let’s all make the most of the beautiful autumn we’ve been given, and get out to explore the beautiful colors of autumn!