When I was in second grade, the coolest girl in school always wore the cutest coordinated Esprit outfits. Whether leggings and an oversized sweater or a little jumper with patterned tights (I just described current fashion trends and small town elementary school style circa 1990 with one fell sentence--who knew that would ever happen?), she always looked adorable, she always had a boy who loved her, and she always wore Esprit. I yearned to be her and I knew that if I could only get my hands on an Esprit ensemble, all my problems in life would be solved.
I can't remember if I was too chubby (I was a bit of a spherical child), or if my mom didn't take my pleading seriously (I really need to figure this one out so I can direct my resentment accurately), but either way, I never got a coordinated Esprit outfit. My obsession with the label faded as I grew older, but it never left me.
So imagine my surprise recently when I saw Esprit on the racks at Nordstrom, when I read on stylebakery.com that "What was once primarily a junior brand has grown into a fashionable lifestyle company for women of all ages," when I look at their website and see that, my god, Esprit is not just big sweaters and jumpers anymore. Not only can I still mend the wounds of childhood and get my long-awaited Esprit fix, but I can even do it stylishly, and on the (relatively) cheap!
I'm such a sucker for big furry puffy comfy coats in the winter. I like a seamless transition from bed comforter to coat (ideally with something underneath, but on bad mornings you never know), and I think this corduroy number would do quite nicely.
This sweater comes in a bunch of different colors and do you see the little pockets on the front?? I would wear this with everything. Yes, in times of desperate shopping justification, I've been known to utter that same phrase about items like hot pink driving moccasins, but in this case I'm actually serious.
Usually I'm so not a wedge fan, but these babies have stolen my heart. The color is fantastic and I love the details.
And can I just point out the final fashion world irony that today Esprit doesn't even sell leggings, but Chanel does?