I have some favorites that I wear a lot, like my black cashmere tunic, an ivory chunky turtleneck and my 2 cashmere drapey cardigans. I like sweaters that aren't fussy, and as with most of my clothing, I prefer traditional pieces (twinsets anyone??)
There are a few things to remember when buying and wearing sweaters:
- Buy the best material you can afford - better fibers lay nicer.
- Fit is important - not too big and not too tight.
- Classic cuts, like crewnecks, will have a longer fashion life.
- A thin layering piece can help reduce bulk.
I'm going to let you in on a little secret with this sweater, it's a shade too short for my taste. Remember a few years ago, tops were cropped shorter. To combat that, I slipped on one my favorite Chico's layering tanks underneath. Not only does it help the sweater lay flatter over the front and waist of my jeans, but it adds an extra 1 - 1 1/2" of fabric to the length.
Sweater - Ann Taylor (old)
Jeans - Ann Taylor Modern Skinny Dark Rinse
Tank - Chicos Basic Tank
Scarf - Kate Spade
Bag - Kate Spade
Boots - Aerosoles
Necklace - Ann Taylor
Here are a couple other looks with favorite sweaters:
The ivory sweater is an old cotton one from Lands End - I keep looking for one to replace it, but can't find exactly what I'm looking for in my budget. The black one is a very basic cashmere tunic, paired here with my favorite green jeans I bought for a penny.
So sweaters can not only keep you warm, they can be a great fashion statement and pull your outfit together.
What's your favorite sweater?
catch you soon -
This post is linked up at The Pleated Poppy and at Get Your Pretty On. Check them out for even more outfit ideas and inspiration!