I love the top image of actress Maud Adams, photographed by Arthur Elgort, from the Seventies, because it’s an example of the allure of simplicity–a ponytail, a button-down shirt and a crewneck sweater. Somehow, I find it’s these easy combinations that often end up taking a back seat because I am looking for new ways to wear and tweak what I have. But the other day, I saw a young man, actually, wearing a white shirt, black crewneck sweater, black pants and white Stan Smiths; the black and white contrast of the outfit looked sharp and pulled together. Of course, there are other ways to make something this basic work, I still love pairing a white shirt, navy pullover and black pants or jeans. And blue on blue always wins. Also, I am definitely a “collar out” person. I am a big fan of the Uniqlo cashmere crewneck and just re-ordered a black one in a bigger size so it’s less fitted (I have black and navy). The HommeGirls sweater is on my wish list when the size Small is back in stock and I have an Allude crewneck I bought a few years back that is a constant.