My favorite item from the J.Crew sale this past weekend is definitely this Honeycomb Cable Sweater in Heather Spearmint. Right away, I was daydreaming about pairing the crisp, minty-blue with my other new favorite find, this H&M navy polka-dot button down (post coming soon). I really wanted to wear a different color pant with this (too much navy on navy I think) but nothing else looked right…note to self: find grey jeggings.
I won’t go into too much fit detail about this sweater since Jean already did such a great job, but I will say the sleeves fit really slim (had to tug a bit to get them on) and the torso fits a little loose, typical of J.crew sweaters. I don’t mind the relaxed fit since I’ll be layering under these.
I’m loving button-downs with sweaters, but couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to layer them without fumbling over twisted sleeves and endlessly tugging to straighten everything out. After asking for tips on Twitter, I learned a very helpful trick (many thanks go out to PetiteAsianGirl, oohtana, and Saimaeve!)
Instead of putting on the button down, and then pulling on the sweater, put the shirt inside the sweater, all nice and straight, and then pull both on over your head. I kept one button buttoned while I pulled both other my head (to keep the shirt in place), and then unbuttoned it before pulling on the sleeves. Then just reach under the sweater and button up. The sleeves and collar were perfectly in place without any twisting, tugging or adjusting. Genius!
Outfit Details: J.Crew Honeycomb Sweater, size xxs :: H&M button-down, size 2 :: Paige jeans, size 23 (hemmed) :: Cole Haan Shoes, size 5 :: J.Crew “Edie” handbag :: J.Crew necklace :: Timex watch :: Pearl bracelets (similar) :: Daisy Knights ring