How to Style a Black Turtleneck Sweater
A black turtleneck sweater can be worn so many ways and is an excellent layering piece for winter, let alone a staple for many in a modest capsule wardrobe. In this petite style blog post I will share some of my favorite ways to style a black turtleneck sweater!
Black Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater Outfit - Skinny Blue Jeans & Riding Boots
Black Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater Outfit - Skinny Blue Jeans & Leather Ankle Boots
Black Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater Outfit - Knotted over Maxi Skirt (Rifle Paper Co Fabric)
How to Care for Cashmere Sweaters
With any garment, you should always check the label and adhere to it for the best outcome and greatest longevity. Some say dry clean only. Others say hand wash. It's generally best to lay them flat to dry if you are washing at home.
Protect Your Sweaters With This Undershirt
Decreasing the need to launder sweaters definitely helps extend their lifespan. One way to do that is to wear a layer beneath them. I especially recommend these sweat proof undershirts. My initial review of them is here. They definitely make a huge difference, although they are a bit of an investment. Save a few bucks on them here.
Maintain Your Sweaters With These Tools
Over time it is natural for your sweaters to obtain "pills". Friction causes the fibers to bunch up into little balls that can be unsightly. But wait! Don't get rid of that sweater, it's still good!
Try one of these tools (carefully!) to extend the life of your sweaters.
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I'm still doing almost everything from home as far as work, volunteering, and socializing at this time, which is actually ideal for breaking in a new pair of leather boots. I wear them all over the house, at the desk, doing laundry, etc.
I've actually worn them for 5-12 hours each time and have never had any blisters or real "hot spots" which can be common when breaking in new shoes.
Granted, I believe that the way you walk around your house differs from how you walk when you're out and about. If I was going out I would wait until they are fully molded to my feet or just for short periods of time until they are.
The top of the shaft where it hits against my shin is the one part that feels stiff on me out of the box which is expected unless you're wearing sock booties.
It definitely helps to wear some taller socks when breaking this area in. Alternatively my favorite skinny jeans and leggings work great for adding a little cushion as the shaft breaks in and the gentle creases form in alignment with the way you move.
When I was younger I used to want everything to look totally perfect and pristine, but I am learning to embrace every unique crease that develops on these booties and the way leather changes with time. They are all part of my story, just like every wrinkle and laugh line gained over time.
When it comes to the Dari Boot I decided to size up to a size 9 from an 8.5 for a few reasons.
First, I wanted to be able to wear socks with this boot, so I needed to account for that.
Also, sometimes I pop in insoles (like these cozy sheepskin insoles) or little ball of foot cushions (Sheec review here) In case the slope is steeper than expected or I plan to do a lot of walking and want extra comfort.
Finally, the pointed toe is my favorite shoe silhouette hands down, but can sometimes compromise space in the toe box. Often just sizing up half size will give you so much more comfort!
So overall I'd say the Dari Boots fit true to size, but size up if your foot is on the wider side or you want to wear thicker socks etc.
• Nisolo Black Dari Commuter Boot
• Maxi Skirt - Handmade from Etsy with Rifle Paper Co Wildwood Garden Party Fabric
• Mott & Bow Bond Black Skinny Jeans (discount TRIPDONTFALL)
All opinions are my own! #inmynisolos @nisoloshoes
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