I needed a sweater that had black accents...but not predominantly black (vanilla, white & black) and this was it. This piece is lightweight and incredibly soft. First time to wear it was out with friends for lunch and I dribbled something oily in a couple of places; so had to wash it immediately. Washed according to instructions and it came out looking brand new. This is going to look really sharp with a white pair of ankle pants for spring. I'm a confirmed Planet Girl!