The upside of writing a fashion blog from the Midwest is that you can take photographs on one day and wake up the next morning to find the clothes are out of season. That’s what happened when I tried to plan ahead by taking a few shots of vintage wool during the last week in February.

It seemed safe betting on another month of winter late in February. But spring came early in central Indiana and it looks like it’s here to stay. Here’s one last shot to bid goodbye to winter, a vintage Pendleton blazer from the 1970s. It reminds me very much of one I had in junior high. When it comes to maintaining wool, keeping them immaculately free from dust, perfume and body oils is the name of the game.

Here’s how I protect my wool garments from insect damage:

Brush after every wearing

Dry clean before storing for winter

Hang cedar chips next to bagged wool garments

Life is short. Wear the good stuff.