When the weather turns chilly (which, I am promised is happening any day now), women rush to the stores to purchase Fall clothes. And no item epitomizes are desire for warmth and comfort like sweaters.
Unfortunately, most of the sweaters available in the retail market are capital B, Boring. Crewnecks, V-necks, turtlenecks, and cardigans…whoop tee doo. The bottom line is that unless you just moved here from the Tropics, you should have enough basic sweaters in your wardrobe. Thus, it’s time to buy some sweaters with pop. Here are some styles to consider.
The Slouchy Sweater
Effortless chic can be yours if you own a slouch sweater. Pair this piece with denim and a long necklace for Sunday brunch, or with a relaxed trouser and colored high heels for work. The shape just says, “This looks good? Really? I just threw it on.”
Sequins and Shine
Sheer and Textured Knits
Sheer has been a really big trend over the last few seasons and now, you can incorporate it into a knit. Wear it on its own in the early Fall and then wear it over a white pointed collar shirt when Winter comes.
While this dress may be a little drafty for those of you in the colder climates, I think that it’s impossibly chic and effortlessly feminine. This is the kind of dress that you throw on when you don’t know what to wear and it looks perfect every time. I also love that it’s navy instead of black.
Drama in the Back
Set aside for a moment the fact that this model needs to be held down and force fed lard (I’m surprised her shoulder blades don’t cut through the fabric), open back sweaters add a little unexpected drama to your wardrobe. The same is true for off the shoulder sweaters and deep cowl sweaters.
If none of these styles appeals to you, you should look for sweaters in bright colors, sweaters with metal, ribbon and zipper details and sweaters with prints or patterns. But whatever you decide to buy, please resist the temptation to stock up on boring crewneck cashmere pullovers and call it a day. The cold weather months are dreary and boring enough, don’t you think?