I bought this matching ensemble online at 2 am one night from Zara, mostly for an event I had to attend that weekend in Milan. As you know I love a turtleneck but it is my affinity for the sleeveless turtleneck that will surely be my sartorial love affair to remember from this A/W season. Oh I have such a ridiculous collection of them and I wear them all the time, and by all the time, I mean almost everyday. You see, I just simplycannot commit to a long sleeved style, the always sunny skies in Barclona are a long term stipulation in the knitwear contract I signed with this season we call winter. I wear a scarf, I end up sweating. A coat heavier than anything but a trench leaves me far too hot walking up the hills of this city. And so all my full sweaters sit in drawers, sleeves folded like impatient hands, dissapointed in the lack of party they were promised this season. Weather aside,I’m all for the sophistication that comes with simply covering your neck. Here it seems it is only the rich older ladies who favour the turtleneck.
While I do feel older, I am sadly not rich, but I have no problem taking style cues from these women who always look so classic. So yes, the sleeveless style, usually in the preferred turtleneck is my best friend. We are together this season, as one, united until the weather changes. To you this might not be big news but for a girl who approaches commitment in the same way she does alegbra, this is a refreshing feat. I can’t decide on a man or my preferred version of caffeine, the thought of choosing a favourite colour leaves me anxious. So this team player I found in the form of the turtleneck sans sleeves is one I’m proud of. I always wondered how women came up with a ‘capsule wardobe’ but this season, I think I found the first staple in what will day be my own capsule. Is this me maturing? They say it comes in small steps, but I’m going to go ahead and define this one as a leap.