I don’t know why these sweaters get such a bad rap. I happen to like mine because the color is rich and vibrant and the pattern is not so busy that it would trigger an epilepsy attack. It’s far from that atrocity that Bill Cosby made famous and on top of that, this sweater came all the way from Peru.
By the way, I’ve checked every seam carefully for a Made in China label and I didn’t find any. This is the real thing and I am convinced that this was indeed hand knitted by natives, high in the Andes somewhere near Machu Picchu. This is one of the three authentic pieces that one of the attorneys that I worked for in the past gifted to me after a trip to his native Peru. As much as I like the sweater, however, this is the only time of the year that I can get away with wearing it. With Christmas right around the corner, it is after all “ugly” (not that I agree) sweater season.
STYLE TIP: Since these sweaters have such a bad rap, I tried to keep it chic by pairing it with a leather skirt and edgy knee high boots. Try not to pair yours with “Mom jeans” and for God’s sake, please do not wear it with a turtle neck. That’s just wrong!
WHAT I WORE:
Sweater: Handmade wool sweater Made in Peru (gifted)
Skirt: International Concepts Skirt (Macys)
Boots: Black Knee High Boots (JustFab)
Purse: Red hobo bag (Marshalls)
Photo Credit: Ossie took this picture!
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