It’s been cold and frozen for months here and now half of the country is covered in snow and ice as well. I’ve spent half my winter covering up my clothes and acclimating to the average 20F(7c) temps (around 0 at night) for months now and I’ve started to break out of my puffer jacket, wool socks and long underwear and wear things that would have left me shivering last fall.
As everyone knows, Sweden is a cold place and just like here in the Rockies, locals acclimate, and what you once wore in the 20 degree (7C) cold, you now leave at home on a sunny day.
The first thing I’ve ever owned from a Swedish designer is just the thing I was looking for to balance my new found tolerance of cold with my need to stop covering up my style. The Stylin Melleable, a long black cardigan in a weighty but sheer black rayon fabric.
The Melleable is a flowing, high quality piece, heavy enough to not blow around like mad in the wind yet light enough to fit any scene. Something that always annoys me about sheer fabrics normally is that even walking down the street becomes a chore while the thing flies up and over your head or twists into a mess but the quality rayon knit of the Melleable copes like a rock star. The push snap buttons that run down the front are lightweight so they don’t deform the fabric, leaving it to lay naturally and they’re small enough to blend into the cardigan so they don’t draw attention from the minimalist style.
Things I don’t normally think about when I shop for items, I realized while wearing this cardigan. The difference between owning something quality vs. cheaply made can be huge, and since I don’t usually spend as much money on clothes as some people it’s really nice to have some nice pieces in my wardrobe once in a while that I know are dependable and gorgeous.
The versatility is also a major plus for me, I go hiking and skiing on the weekends, spend a couple weekday mornings sitting in cafes working, evenings in the cabin near the fire and occasionally go to the local theater, and whether indoors of outdoors on a cold day, the cardigan is comfortable and just right.
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