Just what is a recessionista? New York Times writer Natasha Singer defines this resourceful individual as a “style maven on a budget.”1 In today's economy, fashion devotees ride out lean times by turning to diffusion lines, consignment boutiques or auction websites. Knitters are natural born recessionistas who can easily reinvent their wardrobes without emptying their wallets.
The key to transforming your closet on a budget is accessorizing with small, high-interest pieces. Eye-catching accessories such as Ines can winterize a pair of high-heeled Mary Janes. A scarf like Laure is the perfect way to introduce a current color without making a huge investment - both are knit using Ultra® Alpaca Light.
This season's tweedy, Oliver Twist inspired ensembles call for saturated accents in shades of purple and blue.
This week I designed two pieces that will make last winter's coat feel brand new. Hanne is a cozy muff, a retro hand warmer knit in two shades of Palace®™. Hannele is a coordinating corsage knit in Palace®™ using isolated motifs from the muff's stitch pattern.
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1 Natasha Singer, "A Label for a Pleather Economy," New York Times, October 24, 2008.
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