Hi makers! Kelly here, featuring another fashionable maker for our How To Wear It blog series! The OML team loves to connect with makers and celebrate our unique styles, and you just cannot go wrong with rustic beautiful as Christi Walters, the maker and shop owner of Walters and Wildwood, is joining us here on the blog to show how she rocks this perfect year-round classic, yet super on-trend look. Christi learned how to crochet from her mother as a young girl, and after receiving her BA of Art in 2012, found herself in constant need and love of creative projects and hasn't put down her crochet hooks since.
So how does Christi describe her HTWI style?: Classic rustic, with the perfect pop of pretty.
Christi started her shop with her husband (combining their last name and love for nature), is a vegan from Arkansas and finds joy and beauty in living life one hike at a time, and one stitch and campfire at a time. We're super excited for Christi to give us the detailed look and vision behind her beautiful Virginia Cowl!
Hi Makers! Christi here and I'm honored to be an Our Maker Life HTWI maker! One of my favorite pieces to date is my Virginia Cowl. I love the piece as it's made with comfort and flexibility in the forefront of my mind to mix-n-match with our everyday journeys, no matter how big or small.
Let's take a look at some of my favorite ways to wear this piece...
How I Wear It Look 1: Dressy Casual
If you’re like me, I often times want a dressy casual outfit for the office that still has a modern and simple elegance, but with a rustic flare. To accomplish this look, grab yourself a trendy yet practical dress (snazz it up a little with a dress that has a fun print like stripes or polka dots), a cozy cardigan, leggings, some tall boots and lastly, The Virginia Cowl for that defined rustic edge. I’m a sucker for all kinds of jewelry, so don’t forget to add some extra flare with your favorite rings and bracelets!
How I Wear It Look 2: Modestly Mustard
Love the rustic look, but want to slightly dress it up and keep it a little more casual? Gotcha’ covered! Keep those skinny jeans handy, pair it with a cozy handmade crochet piece like The Virginia cowl in Mustard (because we all love mustard, right?!) Snag a breezy solid colored top, the ever trendy jean jacket we all own, a cute pair of boots and you are all set for a snazzy night out, thrifting across town or grabbing a latte at your favorite shop.
How I Wear It Look 3: Trendy-n-Neutral
A rustic casual outfit is the simplest outfit to put together and is perfect for early spring, fall or winter. To create this look, grab your favorite pair of skinny jeans, a patterned shirt (stripes are my go-to), throw on a neutral cardigan (keeping most of my items black keeps it ultra-simple and modern), and last but not least, pair it with The Virginia Cowl in Tweed for that extra cozy and rustic feel. An adventuring hat is optional, but it definitely adds that last touch of rustic chic. xx-Christi @waltersandwildwood
Which look would you choose to wear with Christi's Virginia Cowl, look 1, 2, 3, or all?
Spread the love and share your #ourmakerlife HTWI looks with us, we'd love to see!
Kelly, OML dream team
Christi is the maker face behind Walters & WildWood. An adventure-seeking enthusiast who loves to craft and create, Christi draws her biggest inspirations from the great outdoors. After obtaining her BA of Art degree in Sculpture from Memphis College of Art in 2012, she decided she needed a more economical outlet for creating and crafting at home and picked up the hooks. It was instant love. After several years of practice and ever-growing stacks of cozy wearables needing homes, she opened up her Etsy shop in the fall of 2016 and continues to seek out and explore new paths of creativity to share with others.