Wear Your Sweater Today, Dear

Sometimes, we can all be a little guilty of living in our own little worlds and forget that there is a big, beautiful one out there (beyond ours).

I’m no Granny, but I am reminding you about WWF’s National Sweater Day – which is today. WWF focuses their efforts on Canada, but global fashionistas, this doesn’t mean that you can’t be a trend-setter in your own countries!

Turn down the heat. Put on a fab sweater. Give the planet a cozy bear hug.

I’ve dug through my un-digital fashion archives for the occasion, and scanned some of my favourite sweaters, from a time when there were a few more animals around (Yuppies included!).

Alexander McQueen Oversized Cowl Neck Sweater on Exshoesme.com
A classic Alexander McQueen sweater - like wearing a big hug all day long.
Adrienne Vittadini Late 1980s Wrap Sweater  on Exshoesme.com
I've always admired the style of Italian women on the streets of Rome - layers of rich knits - shown here in a vintage Vittadini ad.
Mimi Bizjak Floor-length 1990s Sweater on Exshoesme.com
I remember when this Mimi Bizjak knit coat came down the Toronto runway. That whole collection was perfect, actually.
Perry Ellis Colourful 1980s Sweater on Exshoesme.com
Obsessed with black at the time, I remember this Perry Ellis ad throwing me for a loop. I coveted it. And I may have walked upon a beach in a big sweater afterwards.
Yasmin LeBon for Missoni 1980s Ad Campaign on Exshoesme.com
Yasmin Le Bon in a vintage Missoni ad campaign. This look had me fez-merized.
YSL 1990s Red Sweater on Exshoesme.com
YSL's 1990s homage to the 1980s. I would wear this today, in a heartbeat...with more Kerastase in my hair!
Krizia 1980s Puma Sweater on Exshoesme.com
And who could ever forget Krizia's wildlife sweaters from the '80s? That's a puma with a red rose. Seems kitschy now, but everyone at the time wanted one. The wolf sweater from the collection was my choice.
Stella McCartney PF09 Snow Leopard Sweater on Exshoesme.com
Stella McCartney, a passionate planeteer, did a similar sweater for her PF09 collection, with snow leopards.

Wild style, indeed.

Most images are scanned from my personal archives, so I am listing sources from memory (fashion things stay in my head): McQueen photo from Vogue Magazine; Vittadini, Missoni, Perry Ellis images were all ads from the 1980s and appeared in most major mags; Mimi Bizjak is from FASHION Magazine; YSL photo is likely from Harper’s Bazaar Magazine.

Stella McCartney shot is from Style.com; Krizia sweater shot is from Etsy.com.

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