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10th Commandment: August 14

I’m not entirely ready to talk about sweaters yet.  But I am finding the best (BEST) knit sweaters in chunky textured and cable knits.  From the pricey to the inexpensive, I cannot get enough of these cozy knits.

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Vanessa Bruno Cable Knit Sweater ($347)

I also love this Vince open knit sweater that is also to die for.

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Ami Dans La Rue Cable Knit ($172)

If you’re looking for a more feminine look, Ted Baker peplum sweater.  Yeah, I said, peplum.

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Vila Cable Knit Sweater ($37)

The great thing about this look for fall/winter is that great pieces exist in ever price point.  I’d also check out this BB Dakota speckly sweater.

Plus-size: This Land’s End Slub Sweater is the most modern and sophisticated of the choices available.  Petite: Halogen has this slightly cropped cable knit sweater at a good price.



  1. Helena says:

    Gosh, that Vanessa Bruno sweater is beautiful but $347 is steep considering it’s 50% acrylic. Now I’m going to spend my day looking at sweaters and daydreaming about autumn. Thanks, Belle! 🙂

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  2. N says:

    I have been looking for AGES for a good fisherman-style sweater and I found it, of all places, at LL Bean! I always assumed LLB was for moms, but am VERY pleased with it. https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/78360?feat=503658-GN2&page=marled-mix-stitch-sweater-pullover

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  3. Ashley says:

    It’s a bit cool in PA this morning. A sweater would have come in handy for the commute to work.

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  4. Diana says:

    Any ideas for thhose of us who can’t wear wool (Not even cashmere)?

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    • Belle says:

      Most of what they sell at Zara or Mango is acrylic. Try there.

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  5. K says:

    Diana – The sweater N posted from Bean is a mix of cotton, rayon and nylon

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    • Diana says:

      Thank you!

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  6. GingerR. says:

    The peplum sweater is cute. I can see that being worn a lot to a casual workplace and off-hours. It’s a little more stylish than the regular cable styles.

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