I wore this outfit to work today. It was about 51 degrees F. It’s my second time wearing this pre-owned Jil Sander’s pleated skirt. It’s a heavy weight knit material with an intricate ribbed / pleated structure. The design is really smart. I don’t know how one even dreams up structure like this and then executes it so finely. But leave it up to a German minimalist fashion designer to do it. When I walk, the pleats and triangle shapes bounce up and down, making this otherwise pared down gray skirt, dynamic and interesting. But when I stand still, it lays almost completely flat. It feels like a sweater and pulls on to your waist like one too. I was very close to re-selling it though, because at the time I received it a few months ago, I didn’t have true black leggings and shoes that I felt paired nicely with the skirt, but now with my new leggings and HOPP oxfords, I can put together modest preppy outfits with a big range of tops. Something told me this skirt was special enough to hold onto even though I went 3 months without wearing it. My closet just needed some additional adjustments to make it work.
In other news: Everlane sent me a replacement puffer coat today. I’ll post a proper review of it soon. Need to road test it first. Stay tuned!
[outfit: *everlane ribbed wool/cashmere turtleneck, *jil sander skirt, in touch made in usa organic cotton leggings, hopp studio oxfords, baggu crossbody; *=pre-owned]