This week when I was getting ready for work, I noticed that my summer madras shirts were still hanging in the closet. Lately, I have been focusing on fall and though I haven’t worn one in a while, I have neglected to put them away. In general, I am not a very colorful dresser. I wear a blue oxford shirt almost everyday.
These madras shirts are outside of my normal routine. However, that is exactly why I chose them. It is always nice to have a seasonal garment to look forward to and these shirts fill that role well. The madras cotton is light and helps to keep you a few degrees cooler in the summer heat. They really help to break up my predictability with a lot of color and are fun to wear.
I thought that I should mention this sweater before I put it up as well. I have never really been a big fan of horizontal stripes. There has been an occasional rugby or polo shirt in my wardrobe, but to me it has to have a great color scheme to work well. Plus, I have always found stripes to be much more flattering on females. With all that being said.
This Lands End sweater was on sale for $19.99 and I couldn’t resist. I really like navy and wanted a summer item. It turned out to be a great purchase.I wore it in the office all summer long. It is holding up well, it has retained its shape and the wear is minimal for the amount of times it was worn and washed. It probably only has one more season of work wears, but there will be a lot of casual use after that. This is one of the few purchases that I look back on as wise.
I also purchased the same sweater, but in the reverse color scheme. I did not care for this color nearly as well, but I cannot blame the sweater. My dissatisfaction with this sweater is more about me not feeling to comfortable in a white sweater. I am not quite sure if it is just the white (it is actually slightly off white), it could be the stripes or the combination of the two. All I do know is that I wore this sweater maybe twice this summer. I have also learned that if I don’t feel comfortable in something it will not look good. I am not too disappointed as I only paid $19.99 for this sweater as well. Hopefully in the future it will I get some good use out of it.