My ring game has been quite minimal as of late. Two barely there, thread thin, gold bands have adorned my fingers for almost a year. It wasn’t until I saw this image via xkismet that I had the urge to wear chunky rings again. No rings are more classic and minimal than Tom Wood signet rings. The mini oval ring or cushion ring in simple silver are at the top of my jewelry wish list. Do you have a favorite signet ring?
We woke up to the sound of the steam running through our radiators this morning, which only means one thing… it’s cold outside. There’s nothing more luxurious than wrapping yourself in head to toe knits when the temperatures drop. This editorial from i-D Magazine’s Fall 2014 issue defines the ultimate comfort zone that I’d like to live in this season. I’ve gathered some of my favorite neutral knits of the season below, from cashmere parkas to slim knit skirts.
It’s no secret that Jil Sander is one of my favorite designers. Now that I look back on the +J collections that were designed for Uniqlo, I ask myself “Why didn’t I buy more pieces from those collections?” The cuts were perfectly fit, the fabrics were for the most part, of good quality and the colors were almost always neutral. Well I had my chance to buy a few more pieces of the collection yesterday. Uniqlo brought back the best-selling items from the six seasons of the +J collaboration. I loaded up on white shirts, at only $50 each and picked up a pair of navy wool blend trousers for $60. These pieces together epitomize “uniform dressing” and I couldn’t be happier going into the cooler months with these amazing staples. Read more about what was at the Soho store in my Racked report.
As I explore new neutrals for Fall, my focus is set on light earth tones of clay, sand and stone. Structured fluidity defines my September design for Project de. Made of double-faced felted wool, the soft pleats reconfigure the human form. An ideal transitional top that can be worn alone or layered over turtlenecks and button up shirts come January. I intend on making more pieces in this fabric so stay tuned!
I spent the better part of last week trying to make a dress to wear to a wedding, but it never came together. The wedding came and went, while the dress hung in limbo in my studio. I realized that the dress will stay unfinished because my heart wasn’t in it. The entire time I worked on the dress, all I could think about were the yards of double-faced boiled wool that sat under my table. I bought it in the dead of summer and didn’t think about it again until a chill hit the air.
Needless to say, my September design inspiration come from the fabric itself… Structured, but soft to the touch. Heavy in weight, but light in color. The images below captured my mood for light Fall neutrals which I pulled from different instagram accounts that I follow: @charliemay // @camillasverdrupthygeson // @gagosiangallery.