Yesterday’s staples are todays’ pants*.
Today’s pants are accompanied by my second favorite staple … a Grandpa Sweater!
Grandpa sweaters run amok in my closet … if a Grandpa could run amok, yanno.
Qualities of a Grandpa Sweater
- it has buttons
- it has elbow patches
- it has pockets
- sleeves too long
- sleeves too short
- it’s hand knitted
- it’s made of wool
- there are cable knits involved
- is grey
A Grandpa Sweater only needs a single one of those qualities to actually qualify in my book … so my closet is FULL of Grandpa Sweaters.
Today’s sweater is the ultimate Grandpa Sweater:
- it’s too short in the arms
- it’s too wide in the body
- one of the wooden buttons is almost falling off
- it has cable patterns knit into it
- it’s made of itchy wool, but I still wear it
- the pocket has lint remains of a washed & dried Kleenex
- there are leather elbow pads on my triceps (see first feature)
I’m warm, though; and comfortable. It was a Market & Spruce StitchFix piece I received months ago that I will wear until it actually falls apart … it’s rarely (if ever?) leaves the house, but it’s perfect for today.
Thinking about it, now, perhaps I could ask my StitchFix stylist for an “insomniac preschooler mom substitute teacher sweater” and see about finding a better fit?
What wardrobe staples can’t you live without?
*this sentence was weird to write, I wanted to say “Yesterday’s staple clothing item is the pair of the pants I am wearing today. Then I had to debate my apostrophe use … because I do believe it can go in either the pre- or post-s position. Yes, I am a nerd. No, I won’t be offended if I did it wrong and you want to correct me. I’m human; I make mistakes.”