WIW: futuristic sweater and holy grail shoes

I'm so excited about today's outfit.

First, the sweater. It's a birthday gift from Everlane's E1 capsule collection, which is their first venture outside of (awesome) basics. I fell in love with this heavy merino turtleneck because it's bold and futuristic and sleeveless sweaters are practically my uniform this year. I'm sure it would look better on a tall person, but I don't mind the extra length.

Second, the jeans. R13 jeans that I found at a second-hand store months ago (new with damage - a small hole in one leg). They've become my go-to jeans. I thought I was done with skinnies, but they're perfect.

And third, the boots! These are the Atelje sneaker boots I asked about in another post. I love the Rick Owens vibe. I can tell they're going to be my default travel shoes because they cover a lot of different occasions and they are hella/wicked comfortable (choose SF/Boston terminology as desired).

And most excitingly, the boots are big enough to fit my custom orthotics. I've tried many many options over the past four years and so far only my Converse could accommodate the orthotics properly (other shoes don't leave room for my high instep). I don't have to wear them daily, but they make my feet so happy and I'm glad I have options now!

Everlane gave me a year-end credit as a thank you for shopping there a lot, and I'm thinking of splurging on these wool fingerless gloves (also from the fancy capsule collection). I never buy expensive accessories, but with the credit, they'd only cost me $15. Should I get them as a special gift to myself, or save the credit for something I would buy anyway?

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  • JAileen replied 8 years ago

    Wow! What a cool sweater. You should wear that outfit when you go see Star Wars.

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    Killer Star Wars Chic. 

  • Brooklyn replied 8 years ago

    Fabulous! I can see why you love this. I say yes to the fingerless gloves - will work well with the sweater.

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    That sweater is amazing! Love it on you. The whole outfit just communicates edgy chic. Yes get the gloves!

  • SandyG replied 8 years ago

    Love everything! Yes, get those gloves right now.

  • Sara L. replied 8 years ago

    Nice! I love the sweater! The boots look great and sound like a good find since you can fit your orthotics into them.

  • Jaime replied 8 years ago

    Love Angie's Star Wars chic description. Buy the gloves - gifts are for fun.

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 8 years ago

    The whole outfit is head to toe stunning. The whole thing has a very Rick Owens vibe, and the boots are a fantastic find. I say treat yourself to the gloves. I like to use bonuses like that for things I would not have otherwise bought for myself. 

  • Maneera replied 8 years ago

    Love the sweater on you. Yes - very Star Wars chic! :D I really like the boots too. Yay for boots that don't require you to compromise on comfort for style!!!

    Definitely get those gloves as a lil' gift for yourself!

  • CocoLion replied 8 years ago

    Cool outfit, I've seen boots like that and wondered what they were like (comfort etc.)  You are tempting me, especially since I have a high instep.

    I vote fingerless gloves, buy something that is not basic.  They are perfect for your sleeveless sweaters.  How are you wearing the sleeveless sweaters?  What kind of temps for inside?  How do you top them when going outside?

  • approprio replied 8 years ago

    Perfect. Just perfect. I might have to lemming that sweater. Buy the gloves. 

  • Bijou replied 8 years ago

    This is a great look and I adore your boots, they really are holy grail shoes.  I say YES to the fingerless gloves.  When you wear them you will remember that they were a "bonus" which will probably make you enjoy them more.

  • AviaMariah replied 8 years ago

    I love the sweater!  I keep meaning to order something from Everlane because I've never tried them.  I'm all about buying something you wouldn't normally buy when you have a credit of some sort.  Way more fun!

  • Greyscale replied 8 years ago

    CocoLion, the weather's been high 50s in the day, mid-40s at night, so chilly but not cold -- except that there's never adequate heat indoors in SF! I'm fine in sleeveless sweaters at work during the day and I add a jean jacket when I go outside. The Everlane turtleneck is actually so thick, especially the giant neck, that I got too warm mid-day and had to take it off (next time I won't wear my most ratty tank top). I overheat easily, and I think the bare arms help avoid that.

    I think that heavy sleeveless sweaters only work in a very narrow temperature range - it just happens to be the one I live in!

  • Susie replied 8 years ago

    Looking at those boots in your close up, they look like the most comfortable shoe ever.....yet in a totally stylish way so it's easy to see why they are the holy grail for you. The whole look is perfect- Everlane needs you to model for them.

  • kkards replied 8 years ago

    so glad the boots worked out….love the sweater, it makes me wish i could wear turtlenecks.

  • replied 8 years ago

    I really think the arm warmers would be a good accessory for your apocalypse style. However, would you wear them inside? I ask because the glove part gets super annoying inside. What I do on some of the lululemon tops that have this "thumb holder" feature is so slip my thumb into the main part of the "arm sock" and pull the whole apparatus up to my wrists so that my hands are not covered.

  • Diana replied 8 years ago

    This is a fabulous outfit! I love how that sweater hangs, soft yet architectural. I wish I had the shoulders (and the climate) to pull of that type of sleeveless sweater. Weirdly I've found that in my current freezing lab, my arms get super cold, I think bc the draft is coming from up above. Anyway, I find fingerless gloves super useful. For working at the computer in said freezing lab. I actually never use them outdoors bc all my coats have long sleeves anyway and what I need then is finger coverage. But, indoors, the fingerless are perfect. I knit them as gifts and they are always well received. (Funnily enough, I seem to have converted both of my 70+ parents to them too...). My favorites (and most of my gift recipients') are actually just a tube with a thumb hole (allows the most mobility/dexterity), but this type with the separate thumb is nice too.

  • Greyscale replied 8 years ago

    Smittie - good question, but I do actually wear fingerless gloves indoors, all the time, just like Diana.

    Diana - I wear fingerless gloves in lab too! Especially when I'm sitting at a computer in lab. The drafts are awful in every lab I've worked in. Most of mine have 5 fingers that end at my first knuckle, because my knuckles ache when it's cold, though that hasn't been a problem recently. I used to just cut the fingers off those stretchy little gloves that are like $5, but I think smartphones made fingerless gloves and armwarmers easier to find in stores. 

  • unfrumped replied 8 years ago

    All looks grand!

  • Elizabeth P replied 8 years ago

    Love love love this... edgy chic indeed.  That turtle neck is awesome.  I love the shape of the sleeves on you. 

  • replied 8 years ago

    Ah ok then. To each her own :)

  • dakotacheryl replied 8 years ago

    Star Wars Chic...really nails the look here...Wonderful, and the fingerless gloves would look great with this outfit too!!

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