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What You’re Shopping For: December 2022, Vol II.

By: Jen Shoop

Q: Perfect oversized sweaters.

A: A few favorites at the moment —









Q: A trip to LA in February. Polished but casual outfit ideas.

A: I would check out what the chic Los Angelina Mallory Goldman is wearing — she nails that laid-back but style-conscious je ne sais quoi of the California set. But for some reason I imagine wearing my Agoldes with a trendy sneaker and a perfect white tee or button-down, big shades, a chic sweater, and a tangle of delicate gold necklaces and coin pendants. A boho dress like this or a black linen dress like this would be perfect dressed down with sandals like these or these, and a quilted denim jacket (look for less) or patterned jacket on top. I also feel like L.A. is a place to try new shapes, like these barrel-esque trousers and Weejun loafers. And, cherry on top: an understated “it” bag like this Khaite.

Q: Holiday silk scarf.

A: I absolutely love this RL one. It has a straight-from-the-80s vibe that I’m into — could have been my mother’s! Alternately, track down a gently used Hermes in a winter print!

Q: Favorite scarves.

A: I have a few Hermes silk scarves that I adore and a vintage Pucci scarf similar to this in psychadelic colors my mom gave me that sparks joy. They are great investments that will last generations. I prefer to dress them down by pairing/pattern-mixing with striped Ayr tees or white tees.

For winter, I am obsessed with the oversized cashmere plaid ones from Talbots I shared here. They are a great price, come in wonderful and traditional tartans/plaids, and are a perfect oversized shape.

On my lust list: an oversized Acne Studios one (look for less with this COS) and one of these pullover scarf Toteme situations. So chic to throw on over just a simple black turtleneck.

Q: Fleece-lined tights for women.

A: I haven’t tried myself, but I would trust the ones from Falke — a top name is hosiery. I’ve also heard good things about the brand STEMS, and they have a fleece-lined style!

Q: Apres ski “welcome drinks” and black tie wedding attire in CO in Feb. Help! I want to be chic!

A: FUN! For welcome drinks, I immediately imagined wearing this adorable fair isle sweater over a wintry dress like this. Pair with flat black boots so you still look winter ready / dress down a bit. If you’re getting the vibe things are less dressy than that (e.g. people will really be coming right off the slopes), try this fair isle sweater (or this one) with your favorite jeans and winter boots like these or these. For something slightly dressier, this metallic ribbed dress beneath a faux fur vest. For the wedding — I am obsessed with this, this, this, this, and this.

Q: Matching sweater skirt set for my sister.

A: Cute! This cashmere polo sweater and skirt are total classics and a good price point. I also love this skirt and sweater duo from Saks’ house label. BASH also has a great option, as does Jonathan Simkhai (with associated sweaters).

Q: Ibiza themed party.

A: So fun — I would reach for something from Farm Rio, like this or this.

Q: A sherpa/fuzzy vest.

A: I’m obsessed with this one from Re/Done that could be dressed up or down, and this shearling trim one from A.L.C. sells out every year. For more casual wear: I love this puffer style from Tuckernuck, but this layerable style from Barbour is genius (less bulky than most others on the market). I also love this Madewell and this unique sweater-trim style from Varley. Finally, this longline style from J. Crew would make an outfit out of a white turtleneck and jeans.

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10 thoughts on “What You’re Shopping For: December 2022, Vol II.

  1. Re: Polished but casual (and all things chic, as is the Magpie way!!)
    I’d love to know who, if anyone, you follow when it comes to outfit ideas or inspiration. I second the comment about your taste being so great, so anyone with your endorsement must also be pretty fabulous!

    ( I’m at the point of needing a major wardrobe overhaul and am treading (read: drowning in) the waters of determining my own style/aesthetic)

    Thank you! .

    1. Thank you so much, Jess!! Honestly I get inspo from everywhere…let me keep this question top of mind over the weekend and will try to report back on some of the major spots/people where I think, “Hmmm, I’m going to try that.” Off the top of my head, I love Jenny Walton — though I don’t dress anything like her, she just makes me want to take more risks and get dolled up every day. Recently I’ve been inspired by Lilly Sisto (works at Loveshackfancy), Meredith Melling (founder of La Ligne), Nell Diamond (Hill House)…will share more as I think of them!


      1. Thank you for those recommendations, and for considering it further! I really appreciate it and (to be brutally honest) need all the help I can get!

        1. Of course!! Over the weekend, I realized I like following Maria Del Orden, Emily Hertz (Born on Fifth), Caitlin Fisher, Max Laurenz, Lauren Neff, Alice Pilate, Stephanie Covington (A Life Well Saved), Bradley Agather, and Julia Berolzheimer. They are all SO chic in their own different styles – they really know and own their own aesthetics. I like to follow a range of styles and then sort of pick and choose/blend what speaks to me.


          1. Jen! So many great accounts to follow- thank you very, very much! Iā€™m looking forward to getting some inspiration and inevitably style envy! Thanks again!

  2. I love the inspiration for the clothes for LA. When I lived there it was such a treat to be in warm weather in Feb. Unlike CO in Feb depending on the year. So stylish and chic on your picks for CO too! CO is home and LA has my heart.

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