Posted on September 10th, 2017
There is a definite perception (not entirely unfounded) that price and quality of materials are directly correlated. Polyester and synthetic fabrics are more readily available at lower price points, and when I’m shopping with higher price sensitivity, I often have trouble finding a lot of options with natural fibers that are more comfortable. Let’s be honest, this isn’t a prissy high maintenance thing– my skin breathes better in cotton, cashmere, and wool, and sometimes at the end of a long day that acrylic/nylon sweater NEEDS to come off.
I was drawn to the graphic weave of this sweater as a piece that would not require much fancy styling, and quickly clicked “add to cart” when noting the 100% cotton marking (aka no dry cleaning) in the product description. It runs true to size for a slightly looser fit that would look good with jeans or over leggings and boots. I popped it on with a pair of black ponte knit pants, which continue to be the only pair of non-jeans pants I own/will willingly wear. Black ponte knit pants = dressy leggings you can get away with at work = pajama party at the office, it’s the transitive property.
The weather was gorgeous this weekend, and we spent a lot of time just enjoying being outside. Larchmont has a small-town village center which we found ourselves strolling several times over the past few days, which was particularly fun with a little white dog in tow… also espresso.
Shop a selection of budget-friendly cotton sweaters below (if you’re reading this via an email feed, click here to view in browser):