Monday, January 1, 2018

Winter Gray

Starting the new year off with a bit of casual leisure outfits on my favorite models/sisters. Notice the short sleeves? It's currently 20 degrees and windy in Atlanta, so I'm definitely not wearing that right now. These were taken in the nice 65 and sunny weather on Kiawah Island. Sad... it's only January, but I'm already wishing for warmer weather!

Combining two outfit posts in one today because there are two gray pieces I am loving right now but are kind of similar. The L.L. Bean Soft Cotton Rugby in Light Gray Heather and the Patagonia 'Better Sweater' Vest in Birch White. Both are perfect to lounge in and workout in, and my two sisters wore them to grab coffee at Freshfields Village.

Patagonia vs LL Bean. A classic debate, but I am definitely a fan of both. I'm partial to L.L. Bean because I feel like they have a lot more "everyday" outerwear. Patagonia is great, but it tends to be marketed towards more hardcore outdoors people. 

Wearing a medium, the L.L. Bean pullover runs pretty true to size. I wanted a looser fit as I tend to layer it over shirts and under jackets. It's slightly longer in the back which I like when I wear leggings (which, I might add, is very occasionally). The material is not thick at all, think 'henley' style with a nice touch of chambray lining at the top. And for the price, you just can't beat it. The only downside... it doesn't have any pockets.

My sister is a huge fan of white pocket tee's. I swear she has at least seven. I usually don't spend a lot on white tee's because I replace them almost every season. J.Crew or Gap usually has pretty affordable and quality white tee's year-around. It's become a closet staple because they are so versatile and easily pair with leggings and tennis shoes or jeans and loafers. 

My older sister is wearing the Patagonia 'Better Sweater' Vest. It's fleece so it's thicker, but has both interior or exterior pockets for credit cards or keys. I would suggest sizing up due to the fact that it's fitted. It runs a bit small in my opinion.

I've linked both of them below as well as some others. Especially during the wintertime, I tend to stick to grays, blacks, whites, and navy blues. Are you a Patagonia or L.L. Bean person?