- Slouchy gray sweater – Ann Taylor, gift from mother-in-law
- White nursing cami – Target
- Black cropped skinnies – Old Navy
- Gray suede wedges – Gap Outlet
I have a soft spot in my heart for Project Runway. Watching the show prompted me to dabble in sewing again and think more creatively about the potential of garments I buy off the rack. Plus, it’s hard to not love Tim Gunn. Let’s be honest.
This season — more so than in the past — I’ve found myself looking to translate outfits from the show into my daily wardrobe. When this look by designer Althea walked down the runway last night I thought, “I can do that!”
So I did.
My always-fabulous mother-in-law had recently gifted me this gray cardigan from Ann Taylor Loft. I have to admit, when I first put it on, tied with the accompanying grosgrain ribbon, I wasn’t sure how I felt about the dolman sleeves and the garments apparent inability to remain closed. But after seeing that Project Runway look, I decided to embrace the volume.
A key change — and this is perhaps more circumstantial rather than purposeful — is where the sweater’s volume hits on the body. In Althea’s look, the wide sleeves swing at the model’s hips, giving an almost diamond shaped silhouette. To me, a more flattering location for luxurious slouch would be higher up on my frame. And since the dolman sleeves on my cardigan already have their fullness under the arms, I just pushed the sleeves up. The result is that my cardigan appears to have a lot more volume than it actually does, and voila: a pared down version of a Project Runway winner.