It’s really rare that I buy anything—designer or high street—because I simply can’t seem to make decisions these days. Call it retail overwhelm or simply a schedule that doesn’t allow for a single moment of downtime, my wardrobes are chock-full of things that I’ve owned for an eternity. I don’t have a problem with that (in fact, it shows that I know my personal style and am happy to rewear which can only be a positive) and it means that when something really speaks to me through the medium of the internet then I know it has to be worth paying attention.
One such item is a very expensive-looking, nay, designer-looking knit from Arket. It only landed a week or so ago, but I can’t get it out of my mind. It has all the hallmarks of a classic buy—unfussy fit, timeless pattern, neutral palette—but all the added pizzazz of the fact that these not-so-subtle stripes run in chunky blocks vertically down the body. It’s part preppy, party rugby, part op-art, part Breton, and I’m here for it.