Hi makers! Kelly here, featuring another fashionable maker in our newest How to Wear It guest blog feature!
The OML team loves to connect with makers and celebrate our unique styles, and with warmer weather finally making an appearance, Emily Nugen, the maker and shop owner of The Blue Mouse is joining us to talk about about her new handmade sweater wrap piece that fits perfectly into the time of year where winter melts into spring. Emily recently started designing patterns, and as an avid traveler loves to capture adventure through photography, and naming her designed garments based on the places she's visited.
So how does Emily describe her HTWI style?
Minimalist and classic, with a hint of a romance.
She also says that she loves to create knits that are comfy and versatile, focusing on things that are less flashy or overly bold. We're super excited for Emily to give us the detailed look and vision behind her beautiful Portland Sweater Wrap and show us how she wears it!
Hi Makers! Emily of The Blue Mouse here and I'm honored to be an Our Maker Life HTWI maker! One of my favorite pieces to date is my Portland Sweater Wrap. It’s like wearing a blanket as an acceptable and fashionable part of your outfit, what could be better, right?
Let's take a look at some of my favorite ways to wear this piece...
How I Wear It, Look 1: Classic Springtime
Create a classic, slightly dressed up look by wearing this shawl with rolled up boyfriend jeans, a flowy springtime top and a pair of booties. Creating the perfect in between seasons outfit, this shawl is great for when it’s not quite warm enough to completely give up your winter knits. And I don’t know about you, but boyfriend jeans are my go-to for warmer weather.
How I Wear It, Look 2: Perfectly Dressed Up
Feel like dressing up? Throw on your favorite dress, a pair of flats, or if you’re feeling particular fancy, maybe some heels. Add some earrings, or if you’re like me your favorite necklace and rings, and you’re ready for a dressy, yet still cozy, night out.
I always struggle to find a dressy jacket to wear when I go out, but this sweater shawl is the perfect fix because it’s versatile enough to wear casually and can just as easily be dressed up for fancier events.
How I Wear It, Look 3: The Everyday Way
The perfect everyday outfit: grab your favorite pair of jeans, a classic tank top, this sweater shawl and a pair of sandals/flip flops. Nothing fancy, just the essentials. When it comes to fashion I find that minimalism is key, keeping it simple is oftentimes the best way to go. The Portland Sweater Wrap is perfect for this because it just adds a little extra style to your daily look while keeping away the springtime chill. xx - Emily @thebluemouse_
Which look would you choose to wear with Emily's sweater wrap, look 1, 2, 3, or all? If
you're feeling in a DIY mood, you can grab Emily's Portland Sweater Wrap Pattern here.
Spread the love and share your #ourmakerlife HTWI looks with us, we'd love to see!
Kelly, OML dream team
Emily is the creative force behind thebluemouse where she recently started designing knitting patterns. As an avid traveler, Emily loves exploring new places, going off on adventures and capturing her journeys through photography. Travel is a huge part of her life and because of this all of her garment knitting patterns are named after a place she has been to, and these patterns include a photo she took there. All bluemouse creations are inspired by places around the world, the beauty of nature and the community of amazing creatives on Instagram.