One of my favorite things about fall is the sweaters. I love them. I love knitting them, I love wearing them, I love the coziness, the warmth, I love the way a sweater with intricate stitches looks, I just love them. Currently, I am knitting a cabled sweater that is really involved and my fingers are crossed it will be done before it gets warm.
If you are having a hard time figuring out what is going on there, that is the left side of the sweater and the cables run across instead of up and down. that half-moon shape is the left side of the neckline. I told you it was involved. If you are a knitter, the pattern is Rhapsody in Cables by Joji Locatelli.
Yet, here is what I know; by March, I am tired of sweaters, even the ones I knit. In October, these early days of getting to wear them feels refreshing and new. But, just like how easy it is to get tired of summer clothes by the time August rolls around, it’s also easy to get tired of the repetitiveness of sweaters. It is with anticipation of this happening that inspired today’s post about upping your sweater game.
How to Up Your Sweater Game
If sweaters feel new and fresh right now and you know that by early spring you’ll be more than ready to pack them away, here are some sweater outfits that will give you some ideas on how to keep yourself from getting bored.
This is a basic cashmere sweater from Everlane. Even better, if you are conscious of the environment, this ReCashmere style is made from premium Italian yarn that’s been recycled for 50% less impact—that means it’s just as soft and beautiful as their 100% Grade-A cashmere, but with half the carbon footprint. Best of all, it’s under $100. This style is a beautiful basic that can definitely start to feel boring after wearing it the same way for too long.
To up the sweater game of the look above, I styled this a pair of Lafayette 148 pants in their Sequoia color. For a pop of color, I added these booties from Same Edelman in a blue-grey, a dark green bag from Reiss, and this chunky necklace from Knotty in cinnamon.
Next, another basic sweater in pink from Vince that can be styled a variety of ways. The variety will keep it interesting. In this outfit, I styled the sweater with burgundy cords from Kut from the Kloth and finished the outfit with a striped scarf, hidden wedge sneakers from Steve Madden and burgundy quilted bag from Herschel Supply Co..
Next, an easy tunic sweater in eucalyptus green from Eileen Fisher. I styled it with denim leggings, Frye boots in taupe suede, Hobo crossbody and horn earrings from J. Jill which pick up all the colors in the look.
Of course, we can’t forget cardigans. A huge sweater staple for fall and winter. I styled this striped Madewell cardigan with a gold t-shirt, also from Madewell, a pair of grey cropped jeans, chestnut colored slip on sneakers from Ugg, grey scarf from Chan Luu and charcoal grey handbag.
In this last outfit, I styled this copper cropped chunky sweater from Free People with relaxed jeans from Everlane. I finished the look with purple loafers from Naturalizer, backpack from Urban Originals, and acetate statement earrings from Madewell.
Sweaters are crucial for fall and winter and its a guarantee, if you don’t keep them feeling and looking fresh, you’ll be bored to tears with them before winter is over. Keep your sweater game in top form with these tips.