Thought you’d seen every version of a monogram that could possibly be? Le Lion is here to prove you wrong. The knitwear brand founded by two fabulous females, Laura Gelfand and Martha Fish, puts a whole new spin on personalization – think: sweaters adorned with customizable (and sparkly!) monogram crests, zodiac constellations, and – get ready for it – even a portrait of your pup. (I wear my “Lucy” sweater with pride.) These are anything but your standard three-letter monogram. One of my favorite qualities about Le Lion’s sweaters – besides the fact that they’re incredibly soft – is that they’re both whimsical and totally timeless at the same time. Striking that kind of balance isn’t easy, but Le Lion’s designers have totally nailed it.
It should come as no surprise to you that it was instant love when I first came across these sweaters last year. (I’m telling you: they’re even better in person.) My crewneck style (embroidered with my initials) has fast become a closet staple, wearing it with everything from jeans to skirts. The newest collection is proving just as irresistible, with several new styles along with fresh colors (stripes! pink!) and custom details. I’ve already ordered this striped crewneck, which I embroidered with the heart and my husband’s initials. And, well, my birthday is coming up so this seems like a perfect reason to scoop up just one more (this one) and splash it with my Taurus zodiac, don’t you think?
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Photos by Kristen Kilpatrick