Who remembers those open stitch sweaters that were so popular back in the 80s? They looked like crochet work but likely weren’t. I had a soft ivory one that I wore the heck out of. I’ve noticed a bevy of them around these days. Most are cotton or cotton blends making them a great option for warm weather but still give you some arm coverage and help with frigid air conditioning.
This open stitch pullover (on sale) from Chicos comes in several colors in regular and petite in 0/2-2-/22. I couldn’t resist the navy but honestly, it was a draw with the white and soft sage. I see each one fitting into my wardrobe seamlessly.
I’m wearing a navy tank underneath but you could easily wear a nude tee so the lines of the tank didn’t show through. As you see, I’m giving shorts another shot. It was 105 the other day so I’m going to experiment with more shapes.
These linen shorts come in an olive type green they call kale and this beige, which they describe as a vintage petal. It’s not pink so I’m not sure where the name comes from. They have a high waist and a slouchy feel with wide legs which feel very cool. They’re linen, so they do wrinkle. I’ve made peace with the wrinkles, but you need to know they do and will. They’re sized 00-12, I’m wearing a 6.
I’m a big fan of Gentle Souls shoes for comfort and style. These slides come in tons of colors, but I couldn’t resist the pewter. Metallic shoes and bags coordinate with everything so work as a great neutral. I find all Gentle Souls run large so I went down to an 8 1/2…I usually wear a 9.
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Back to open stitch sweaters
This one has a rainbow of sherbert colors that’ll go well with lots of other colors.
This striped one is a lightweight cotton blend, (on sale) with a split hem on the side for ease of movement in sizes 0/2 – /22/24/ and also comes in a soft jade stripe.
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident!