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Despite the myriad ways Gwyneth Paltrow is portrayed in the public, we can count on this constant: Girl knows luxury, and she knows how to make luxury look effortless.
In Paltrow's latest cookbook, It's All Easy, the recipes are easy. Really, profoundly easy. The ease doesn't stop at food, though. The entire book is shaded with a soft, warm glow of a life easily lived, as if her whole existence is gently filtered through an expensive knit. It's an effect for which we can thank her stylist Elizabeth Saltzman. She dressed Paltrow in the most wonderful sweaters that ever did exist. Approximately $4,000+ worth of knitwear, in fact.
The excellence of these sweaters never falters; for every lush green on the plate, there's even more lush cashmere. Although Paltrow is dressed for various scenes of domestic chilling, you can imagine their perfection in so many other contexts. Oceanside bonfire? There's a sweater for that. Crab boil by the lake? There's a sweater for that. Last-minute dinner with the girls? There's a sweater for that. Tinder dates where you want to project calm, cozy confidence? There are several sweaters for that. You too, could live this fun, easy lifestyle if you share Paltrow's cache of bomb-ass blanket shirts.
Take a look at the gallery above to shop the cookbook's luscious sweater porn, and make getting dressed easier. It'll make your whole life easier, maybe.