Acne Studios Deniz wool Sweater | small
6397 Shorty jeans | size 28 (black 100% cotton on sale at La Garconne)
Golden Goose sneakers | secondhand via TheRealReal
I know it’s hard to tell but this sweater is navy, not black. Actually, I wore it in Atlanta and everyone was shocked that I was NOT wearing black. Fine. I wear black all the time. I like it. But I also like this navy. It’s like black, but softer. And I have no problem wearing this with black pants, etc.
This sweater though. I’ve decided that I prefer Acne Studios for sweaters; they’re always a hit on me. The shapes fit me better than most other brands (Everlane…): they’re boxy & drapey, but with long slim sleeves, and if I get the right size, they’re a great length on me (usually slightly cropped).
Acne may not be a company many would consider entirely “ethical,” but I would beg to differ. Acne Studios aims to produce all products “as responsibly as possible.” The company has also been evaluated by the Fair Wear Foundation since 2009, was found to have 92% of their supply chain under monitoring, and considered a “leader” in their performance category:
This category is for affiliates who are doing exceptionally well, and are operating at an advanced level. Leaders show best practices in complex areas such as living wages and freedom of association.
Read through the Fair Wear Foundation’s report on Acne when you have a chance, it’s fascinating, and very thorough. I wish Everlane was so transparent….
I would say that’s high praise for a company that doesn’t specifically market itself as eco/green/ethical….you really can’t do much better than that!
I love their sweaters, but since so many of them are wool, not to mention pricey, I can’t purchase from Acne (my eczema would go into overdrive!). I did get one last summer when Totokaelo was having a big sale. It’s not my best color, but with makeup, I can make it work. It’s super lightweight (I can’t recall the fabric content…viscose???) and like you said, close fitting arms but loose body. I love it with black pants.
Navy is one color I almost never wear. I have a hard time with shoes (I own 1 pr navy shoes but am not sure where they are – they’re a dressy loafer/pump so not always a good fit) I *cannot* wear navy with black. Can’t do it. And while normally I’d just throw on a metallic with non-standard color clothing, I hate wearing shoes that are lighter than my hemline. Maybe with a short skirt/dress I could do it, but with a navy ankle pant (one of the few remaining navy pants in my wardrobe) I cannot. So every time I see someone wearing navy and I crave it, I have to remind myself that I have “navy issues” and I should look for it in black, maybe 🙂 Acknowledging I have a problem is the first step, right? 🙂
Navy has become my signature color. My everyday uniform is dark jeans and a navy or printed top, usually with navy or black background. There’s something about it that is classic and refined, but softer than black. I have three of the original Everlane V-neck tees in navy and I wear them all the time in the warmer months.
I love this outfit on you. Easy breezy.
Navy actually looks pretty good on me. I have the ES artist smock and Harper tunic in navy. Neither of them are in hugely heavy rotation right now. I have no problem wearing navy with black though! I’m more picky about the shade of denim I’ll wear with navy.
Grechen Reiter says
yes, they’re really expensive, but worth it, i think, and even better when they go on sale, if you can get your size – i see them very often 65% off or so, which is a great deal. but usually by that time, my size is gone 🙁