Winter Style: Flower Print Sweater To Brighten February Depression
In February, the world takes on this depressing quality that gets under my skin. People are irritable, transit slows to a crawl, I wear thick itchy long-johns that bulk up my skinny jeans and bunch up where you don’t want them to bunch and all the color from the world seems to lose saturation and blend into a dull grey smear. This month of post holiday depression and bone chilling arctic gusts is a great excuse to take a moment and get lost in the natural beauty of a flower… but not the ones you may or may not get on Valentine”s Day… I’m talking about fun less popular flowers. So I decided to brighten up the days of people passing by with a healthy dose of muted floral prints.
Oversized sweaters are not just great for keeping warm but also for showing off oversized prints. And who better to design those prints than mega-popular designer Jason Wu. Yes… this is technically a woman’s sweatshirt, but I can’t imagine a woman broad enough to pull this off… So here I am, pushing the boundaries of proportions and gender… again.
But speaking of playing with proportions, when attempting the oversized sweater look, throw a long white dress shirt underneath and either wear a skinny pant or jean underneath, or go for a looser jogger pant style. Shoes depends on the pants chosen but I think a stacked sole in a runner is best OR a simple Jack Purcell works too.
Move aside April showers… looks like January’s harsh weather and severe snow has brought February flowers.
What I’m Wearing:
Sweater by Jason Wu
Dress shirt by Theory
Pants by Ted Baker
Shoes by Jack Purcell for Converse
Images by Matthew St. James