Cats: Pretty cool. Cat Sweaters: Even cooler. The challenge is figuring out how to wear a cat sweater without looking like you’re 12 or just rolled out of bed in your secret cat PJs. (Wait, doesn’t everyone have those?…) While I admit I own a few cat sweaters, this Fiona Cat Sweater by Nümph is definitely my new favorite.
I first spotted it at a trendy boutique on Sawtelle called Black Market that always has unique pieces you can’t find anywhere else. This Ecru color is also the best shade out there – not too white but not too yellow, almost like a perfect stone porcelain. Imagine my surprise when I got this sweater as a gift earlier this year! I still remember how excited I was when I opened the box and saw the pink nose; it was like getting an actual puppy (or kitty, I guess) for Christmas!
I simply love unique pieces that most people would bypass on the rack at first glance. It always comes down to how you wear it, and that takes just a little creative vision. While the sweater is loose as a casual sweater, I chose to give it more shape by tucking it into a black pencil skirt. Pencil skirts have the unfair reputation of only being boring and useful for work, but not in my book. There’s no easier way to add sophisticated lines to a frumpy top than with a fitted skirt that hits right above your knee. This outfit is proof that a pencil skirt is anything but stuffy!
I kept my hair straight and sleek, and went with some simple black Tory Burch pumps (for the new season, I’m eyeing these Nordstrom Exclusive Tory Burch “Raleigh” Pumps). Depending on where you work, you could pull this outfit off in the office. If you choose to wear the sweater loose over leggings or jeans on the weekend though, it’s just as fierce. How would you wear yours? Rawr!
Takeaway: Make a trendy cat sweater très chic with a clean pencil skirt and sophisticated clutch.
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs