The Gargalo Sweater, Two Ways

Some of us are lovers of the summer sun, others are loyal to the winter snow, but no one can deny the greatness of a cozy autumn day. Sweater weather is the much-anticipated time of year which brings the falling leaves and crispness of fall. In last week’s Editorial, we began the season with a style guide highlighting three unique new arrivals from the Parisian knitwear brand, Loulou Studio. To avoid overwhelming you with too many must-have knits at once, this week we are focusing all of our attention on one specific style that captured our eyes and our hearts: the Gargalo Sweater in Ivory. Yes, we are dedicating an entire Editorial to one single sweater. Why may you ask? It’s just that special, down to each and every design detail, making for a sweater that is more versatile that one might expect at first glance. This unusual statement silhouette features a gorgeous chunky knit made from an ultra-soft blend of premium cashmere and wool. Featuring a built-up ribbed neck and soft drop shoulder, the open bell sleeve, and side split hem makes this one-of-a-kind knit too good to be true. All these beautiful intricacies knit up to form one wow-piece, and may result in some struggling with the art of outfitting. In this week’s Editorial, we are doing all the heavy lifting for you and showing you two very different ensembles with our Gargalo Sweater as the main act.

Shown above: Illesteva Leonard II E in Tortoise, Loulou Studio Gargalo Sweater in Ivory, Moussy Diana Skinny in Light Blue, Golden Goose Superstar in Snake Toe with Suede Denim Heel, Marit Rae Small Chunky Hoop

Shown above: Illesteva Leonard II E in Tortoise, Loulou Studio Gargalo Sweater in Ivory, Moussy Diana Skinny in Light Blue, Golden Goose Superstar in Snake Toe with Suede Denim Heel, Marit Rae Small Chunky Hoop

With all of the curve balls that 2020 has thrown our way it feels important to shop smarter. To keep your closet feely fresh and your cost per wear (CPU) high, try to envision at least 2-3 different complete outfits that you can image with each new piece that you purchase. Whether it be from day to night, or casual to formal, we urge you to buy only the things you know you can wear with the items you already own. The Gargalo Sweater is an unexpectedly versatile piece that will instantly elevate your look without losing its wearability. Our first outfit is for a more casual setting as we've paired our sweater with a pair of lightly distressed Moussy denim - the Diana Skinny in Light Blue. These tailored skinnies contain 4% polyester for the perfect amount of ‘comfort stretch’. We love the bright vintage-esque blue coloration, especially when combined with the soft ivory hue of the Gargalo Sweater. Hand crafted in Japan, these skinnies feature an authentic worn-in look with a comfortable mid-rise and stylistic frayed hem for an effortless aesthetic. This simple, classic combination is the perfect ensemble to pair with any shoe, but we feel like it's begging for a fun street sneaker to keep things casual but elevated. With all of these neutrals, we decided to add in some edge with with Golden Goose's brand new Superstar in Snake Toe with Suede Denim Heel. These kicks add the perfect dose of cool with their combination of suede and the pop of neutral snakeskin at the tongue and toe. We love the playful injection of color and texture we get with the denim heel cup and purple logo tongue tag. Keep your accessories classic, and reach for some gold Marit Rae earrings and a pair of acetate tortoise sunnies such as Illesteva's Leonard II E in Tortoise 

Our next look will elevate things a few notches to allow our Gargalo Sweater to wow any and everyone you come in contact with (at 6 feet's distance!). With fall finally amongst us, moodier color palettes are coming back with a vengeance and we’re ready to to feel more serious with our fashion. To soften the sweetness of this sweater, we love the juxtaposition of a tough coated denim or leather look. Introducing a dark, textured pant like DL1961's Bridget Crop in Black Coated transforms this Ivory top, making for the perfect evening look. This isn't any ordinarily coated jean - the Bridget is made from the brand's renowned instasculpt fabrication that hugs and contours your body while giving you maximum comfort. Featuring a chic high waist and stylistic kick flare crop hem, the cool coated texture will instantly elevate any ensemble. Keep a clean leg while adding a little bit of texture with Dolce Vita's Shanta Bootie in Black Croc. We love the vinylic high shine we get with this block-heeled bootie. An exaggerated pointed toe and ankle hugging fit make this sexy boot a Fall must-have. Keep things extra tonal and edgy with Illesteva's Mykonos Ace in Matte Black and a show-stopping statement necklace such as Marit Rae's brand new Monaco Chain Necklace.

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