I decided this fall that my wardrobe is seriously lacking crewneck sweaters.
Especially a black one.
You see, dress code at work is in one sentence: not my cup of tea.
We can wear the newest products until they go 50% off or more. If we choose not to, then it's all black or black and white or; all black with a "pop" of color. As in a scarf or top or accessories.
I am a color person. All black is way too boring for me.
And buying the latest stuff only so I can NOT wear black is vexing on my wallet.
So I decided that if I found a black crewneck sweater, I could utilize my button ups as my pop of color.
Goodness knows I have a million of them!
Did you know that finding a PLAIN black crewneck is almost impossible right now?
JCrew, The Limited, The Gap....I tried all the usual suspects right away and was shocked to discover that a regular crewneck was not to be had.
Bateau necks, ribbed sleeves, or in JCrew's case; they didn't make them at all this year! (?!?!?)
I was about to give up the idea of it when luckily my husband realized that he has outgrown 90% of his work pants. I told him I would pick him up a few new pairs and found myself in LL Bean later that same day.
Once I secured a few new pairs of khakis I meandered to the women's section in search of my sweater.
Of course they did not have one either.
Yet, at that moment ingenuity struck and I rushed back to the men's department and found a simple, black crewneck in cotton. At a fabulous price too, I might add.
A men's size small is just roomy enough for layering and works perfectly with skinny black pants and riding boots for work.
And those button ups are finally getting some use again!
Thanks LL Bean for not swaying from the path of truly classic sweater making!
Do you ever find yourself in the men's department shopping for what is not to be had in the women's?