to shop / uniqlo lately (nov 2016)

I love Uniqlo — it’s such a great value, good quality, and practical. Here is what I’ve seen or bought lately:

Extra Fine Cotton Oversized Shirts
Comes in stand collar, solid collared, and striped collared. I initially saw this on someone on IG and loved it. I wouldn’t have given it a second look otherwise. I ended up keeping 3 of these (all of the collared shirts were on sale for $9.90). The prices were raised and the smaller sizes are pretty sold out. It looks great with legging pants, sleeves rolled up and is light enough for yearround wear. This is an oversized fit, it runs big. Size down!

Extra Fine Merino Wool High Neck Sweater
I’m not a huge fan of sweaters. Over the years I’ve realized that I can’t really do cashmere unless I move somewhere really cold and rely on my car for transportation. What I like about the Extra Fine Merino Wool sweaters — it has a drapey fit, nice range of neutrals, pretty lightweight, and best yet, machine washable.

I haven’t tried this season’s yet, but in general, I love these as loungewear or for layering underneath something, i.e. leggings are not pants. HEATTECH leggings are super warm and they have argan oil in them for extra moisture! They do not have compression or suck you in. I like the regular or extra warm kind — not a fan of sweater leggings.

Ultra Lightweight Down
Each winter’s ULD styles changes a little bit. The first coat (review) I got in 2010 was black and had a removable faux fur trim on the hood (that wasn’t very wind resistant) along with a shiny sheen. I sold it on eBay. Lately, I’ve felt black fatigue. I picked up this year’s Ultra Lightweight Down mid-length coat in navy – I really like how it has a matte finish. See all of the Ultra Lightweight Down.

Ines de la Fressange
I’ve blogged a bit about her collection for Uniqlo in the past. This season’s collection sold really well. While there is always some IDLF available, all the smaller sizes and good stuff are hard to find. I liked these items — the Milano sweater jacket (more interesting than a cardigan), button down with piping, and the trench coat (which was much nicer/silkier feel than prior years). The wool, velvet, and tweed blazers and coats were disappointing — stick to J.Crew for those items. Everything runs true to size.

Images: Uniqlo

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