This is the outfit I had intended to share last week, one that straddles summer and fall, which felt appropriate for just after Labor Day. Under normal circumstances, this would feel almost a bit too bundled up for San Francisco weather in September, which is typically the warmest time of year. But after a week of heavy smoke from wildfires and unseasonably thick fog, I’ve learned to roll with the punches. Which is a pretty apt way to describe how to handle seasonal transitions no matter where you live. Or the year 2020. So this look feels very fall from the waist up and very summer from the waist down; it’s a bit idiosyncratic, but so is life nowadays. Here’s how it all came together.
I had initially been looking for a more lightweight cotton-linen-type Sweater but couldn’t quite find one I liked; I added this one to my cart on Nordstrom Rack to meet the free shipping threshold, and I love it so much, I can’t even remember what else I had ordered in the first place. Pro tip: Everlane obviously had a lot of overstocked merchandise to unload earlier this year, and there’s a bunch of it now available on Nordstrom Rack. (To be fair, it's also 50% off on Everlane's own site, which I've linked to below.) Everlane tends to run quite big, but this sweater is the rare exception. I actually sized up to a large, which was maybe a size too big, but I do like the slouchier effect created by doing so. This sweater is super soft and snuggly, yet not at all bulky and surprisingly not too warm either—it’s mostly merino wool, which tends to be a super-adaptable fiber. Expect to see this one again later in the season.
OUTFIT DETAILS: J.crew field jacket | Everlane teddy sweater | Topshop Denim Skirt | Madewell belt bag (current version here) | Mango lace-up sandals