There’s No Such Thing As Summer aka Here Are Some Cool Sweaters That I Like.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from experiencing the seasons of the Pacific Northwest for close to 30 years, it’s this: seasons mean nothing. Seasons are like saying “Hey! The weather may do something today that it didn’t do yesterday!” which makes me feel like there are likely 365 seasons per year in the PacNW, and most of them look like this:

High of 59°F, low of 55°. Overcast with occasional sun breaks. Chances of rain, sun, and/or wind.

Pretty predictable, but at the same time, completely unpredictable.  However, Seattle isn’t new to the game – we’ve learned that there is one core element of a Pacific Northwest wardrobe, and that element is: sweaters.

So many sweaters, I have.  There is not a season when I could not comfortably wear a sweater on pretty much any given day (save for our annual Actual Summer Week in August, where the temperature will hit such summer-esque heights as 99°, 85°, and 107°! That goodness it only lasts for 7 days, on average.).  Therefore, I – and many others, I’m sure – have some serious sweater elitism.  I know what I like, I know what I don’t like, and I know what makes me look like an eskimo (not that there’s anything wrong with eskimos, I just don’t need 5″ of yarn between me and nature’s elements, ok?).

Why am I posting this now, at the dawn of spring? Because I feel like it.  And also because this is the first season of the year that anyone will actually see what you’re wearing underneath your wool coat, 2 scarves, and windbreaker-lined-with-heating-pads, so now we have to give a crap what we look like under there.

  Left image: J.Crew Marled Cable Pullover, $34.99; GAP Open Knit Textured Sweater, $49.95
Right top: ModCloth Not What It Streams Sweater, $47.99; Right bottom: Mango Loose Fit Double-Breasted Cardigan, $39.99

  • shelley

    You are such a riot but everything you say is so true! And I do love sweaters too.