Some days, you honestly just can't, and Pinterest employee Ruth Grace can totally relate.
As creator of the "Leave Me Alone" Sweater, Grace has given us a cozy way to completely block out the world around us. (Seriously, there aren't even eye holes!)
"This sweater is convertible," she wrote on Instructables , "You can wear it three ways: cowl neck, off-the-shoulder, and leave me alone." Ugh. We so wish all of our clothing had these kinds of options!
The sweater itself, which fits like a minidress, looks cozy AF, but knowing that we also have the ability to retreat from nagging parents, coworkers, and group project members (you know exactly what we're talking about), makes it all the more appealing.
Grace took to the internet to teach us how to make one of these babies for ourselves, and she's currently exploring the possibility of mass producing the sweaters to sell. (Psst. Check out her Betabrand link if you want to see them made IRL, too!) However, if you aren't good with scissors, don't feel like waiting, or are just looking for a solution to opting out of any situation, we've got your back (and front).
So, whether the coffee machine at work is broken and you've had none of your patience-enhancing caffeine or you're just e a serious introvert who would honestly rather not participate in the always-uncomfortable small talk of day-to-day life, we've gathered some fool-proof, hooded solutions to avoiding people no matter the setting!
For Daily Activities (Or Non-Activities)
To Focus At Work (I.e. Avoid Coworkers)
Between Home And The Office
For The Lone Traveller
Thanks to these functionally fab sweaters and designs, you'll never have to deal with ignorant people again!