Rainy, rainy Monday…. All I want when the weather is gross is to be dressed comfortably in something cozy. This forest green military-inspired sweater was my solution to that desire. Not only is it warm and cozy but it is certainly not boring thanks to its structured fit and brass-toned buttons. The deep shade of green looked nice layered with crisp white and brass toned jewelry, but also called for some lace and a touch of sparkle to keep things feminine and fun.
I acquired this sweater on my semester abroad in college studying in France during one of the coldest and snowiest winters they'd had in a while. Anyone who's studied abroad knows how hard it is to pack everything you need for an entire semester into just one or two suitcases, especially when you like to have options, as I do. So naturally as it got to be winter I was freezing constantly, mostly because my room at my host family's home was not very well heated or insulated, and I didn't have enough warm clothes with me to combat the cold (sweaters and coats take up too much precious suitcase-space!). Of course, that meant only one, thing: I had to go out and buy more warm sweaters. I was successful at Zara and scored the one featured here, and a great button-down 'grandpa' sweater with elbow patches. Even four years later they are still some of my favorite sweaters when the temps start to get chilly!