WIW 9/24 - A bit of whimsy

Other than my handknit sweater, this outfit feels rather boring to me. It doesn't get any more simple than a pair of pants and a pullover. I'll have to work on more interesting ways of styling this top. All suggestions are welcome!

When I was knitting this, some of my friends asked me if I was making it for my 9 yo daughter. I suppose the bright purple/pink/green combo (colors are not true in photo) and the motif do read as juvenile, but I'm not going to worry about that too much. Next time, I'll knit something out of rope and bedeck it with studs. That should toughen up my look!

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  • celia replied 7 years ago

    Amy, good to see you.
    People have the most interesting reactions.But no need to do the next one in rope with studs , this one suits you and I can see you layering a white button down shirt underneath.

  • JulieJohn replied 7 years ago

    Lovely sweater! The umbrellas are adorable. You look great in it, and the outfit allows it to shine.

  • replied 7 years ago

    Wow! You knitted that? It looks great.

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    You knit that? Wow! It looks like a "real" sweater!  ;-) 

    Super cute motif, and if you can't have a bit of whimsy in your life, then what is the fun of fashion? 

    Great to see you post, Amy. 

  • Day Vies replied 7 years ago

    The sweater is SO cute. I think you'd love it paired with an A-line skirt. It has a retro feel to it and if you're really daring you'd find some maryjanes and colored tights ;-)  (Excuse my bias, I'm feeling a little retro today!)

  • annagybe replied 7 years ago

    I love the sweater. Though I think I'd prefer darker pants.

  • Diana replied 7 years ago

    Ha!  Ropes and studs... dying here.

    I love the handknit sweater!  I could see it with a full skirt, maybe something with a little bit of Victorian flair (like hitches or something)?

  • replied 7 years ago

    Whimsy is good for the soul. The sweater turned out great, I tried knitting once, it didn't go well. I'm in awe of your talent. Like Anna, I think it would go really well with dark bottoms.

  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago

    You look like a Hollywood starlet, photographed at home by LIFE magazine, circa 1948.  Love the cut and flow of the trousers, and I think I like the fact that they're a lighter tone.  Gorgeous, classic look for the sweater.

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Great ideas, thank you!

  • Sheila replied 7 years ago

    The sweater is lovely...I could see it with winter white or creme trousers or, for a more casual look, blue jeans with faded elements. In other words, the sweater can be dressed both up and down. Kudos to you for creating it!

  • Angie replied 7 years ago


    Bless your pant lengths and how fun to see you back on the forum, Amy. I love this outfit. Your legs go for miles. This is how to add a modern touch to classic bootcuts. Gorgeous. Great swagger and texture.

    Your bob is fab.

  • Vickie KY replied 7 years ago

    I love your sweater. I like your look as is, but if you want to mix it up even more pick out one of the colors in the sweater for your shoes or get a hot pink pair of jeans.

  • pil replied 7 years ago

    I can't believe you knit that! While thumbing through a Glamour magazine at the hair salon today there was a page about fair isle sweaters being in vogue.

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Thank you ladies! I love your suggestions.

  • Asingh replied 7 years ago

    That's a cute sweater, Amy! :)
    I like the outfit. However, you could also layer it with a longish camisole in pink underneath the pullover and wear white pants or skinny jeans?

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