Hello all you fashionable makers! Kelly here, back with another stylish lady boss ready to give some wardrobe insight for this week's How to Wear It.
Here at OML we celebrate the unique styles of all makers. Cozy lovers, this one's for you. Christina of CrastyCraft / @crasty11 is joining us to talk about about a handmade piece that portrays the simple, cozy style we all have a soft place in our hearts for: her FAGGIO Sweater.
Christina describes her style as modern, simple, and cozy, sometimes with a touch of boho.
"My knitwear reflects what I search for every day when I get dressed: modern and stylish clothes that can make a difference without being too flashy, but tidy to detail."
Let's see what Christina has to say about her fabulously toasty sweater!
"I love chunky knitwear and a cozy style. Wearing comfortable and being simple, for me, is essential! But I love colors, and I like to play with them. So this FAGGIO sweater (In Italian Faggio means beech), in a neutral color, is a perfect fit for many occasions and outfits."
Cozy Style: Into the Wild
"The FAGGIO sweater is perfect for a walk or hike in nature: with jeans, winter boots and yes, also a nice hat. It keeps me comfy and warm, and I can safely sit down on the grass, enjoying the first spring sun!"
Casual Style: For Street Life
"Dressed with a pair of black trousers (tight but elastic so you stay comfortable), your favorite sneakers (I usually go with Adidas or Converse) and, why not, a knitted headband - the details makes the difference. The sweater fits perfectly into your relaxed day spent going around the city!"
Dressy Style: For the Office
"For my formal day at the office, the Sweater can be worn with cigarette pants (I chose a blue color because it looks classic, but not too serious!), and a stylish shoe (a leather ballerina model would also be perfect). This look will give a staid and impeccable tone without having to give up on staying comfortable and warm."
Do you just have all the heart eyes for Chrstina's snugglefest of a sweater? Be sure to check out this talented lady's etsy shop CrastyCraft or find her on Facebook for more beautiful knits.
What do you think about the FAGGIO sweater and Christina's balance of cozy, simple and boho? Tell us in the comments below, or tag us with #ourmakerlife on the @ourmakerlife IG with a cool pic for a chance to be featured on our feed!
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Kelly, OML dream team
Kelly is the mind, body and soul behind @knitbrooks: handmade modern knitwear inspired by nature’s endless beauty. After completing a photojournalism program, Kelly used both knitting and crocheting as a way to relax after a long day working as a reporter/photographer. This hobby has since transformed into a way to combine her love of creating fashionable knitwear, with her passion for photography, a cozy lifestyle, and her awe and admiration of the untouched wilderness.
Cristina is the maker behind CrastyCraft: handmade modern knitwear located in the heart of Tuscany (Italy). She's an Architect and, perhaps because of it, she is obsessed with quality, detail and beauty. When she isn't designing buildings and spaces, she designs patterns and makes knitwear and accessories. As a child she fell in love with knitting and crochet, but it's only a few short years ago that she decide to open her handmade shop and blog. CrastyCraft features high quality material and personalization, to make unique every item.