It is cold outside, and when a chill hits the air, there is nothing better than slipping on a cozy sweater. Sweater weather is a great time to slip into some fashionable seasonal attire. Whether you are preparing for the autumn leaves or watching snowflakes fall in winter, sweaters offer comfort and style. Not all sweaters are created equal – some are basic, others are sporty and some are ready for workwear. Here are five style ideas for everyone who loves sweater weather:
1) The Cardigan
If you do not have a cardigan in your closet, get one now. Cardigans are a must-have and a basic sweater that works with almost any outfit. Most often this sweater type is available in a v-neck or more commonly, a crew neck. Layer this sweater with an Oxford shirt or a classic tee for a business casual look. The cardigan is also an excellent means of adding a layer of warmth throughout the year. It is best to keep neutral colors to pair this sweater with any outfit.
2) Pullover Sweater
Pullover sweaters come in v-neck and crew neck, and are available in baggy and fitted options. A fitted sweater is an ideal combination with black slacks or a skirt, and the best combination for workwear. You can also add an Oxford shirt under this type of sweater and roll the sleeves to mimic a ¾ sleeve. Want something a bit different? Choose a pullover to make a statement with a pop of color or a pattern.
3) Turtleneck Sweater
Turtlenecks are now a fashion do! A turtleneck sweater elongates the abdomen giving a slimming effect. Want to dress it up for business? Try pairing this look with a blazer.
4) Tunic / Long Sweater
A tunic or long sweater usually is the length of a dress. A tunic sweater pairs great with leggings or skinny leg jeans. This ensemble is incredibly comfortable and looks great on any body type.
5) Poncho Sweater
Ponchos are a trend of the moment and a comfortable trend! They have lots of variety, but are most often combined with a slim pant. If you are concerned that this style of sweater will not accentuate your frame, add a belt to achieve a fitted look.
Now that you have explored your sweater weather options, grab a cup of coffee, curl up in front of the fireplace and enjoy a good book.