Four ways to wear sweaters this winter

January 18, 2018 Published by
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This Chicago girl knows how to bundle up and, darlings, we’re going to have to face the facts, we have several more weeks of winter. Spring never arrives quite as quickly as we would hope. This means alot more time to wear cozy knits. Big sweaters and knits were very popular this fall and winter, but they really are a look that seems to be evergreen. The problem with winter never exiting exactly when we would like it to is our warmest clothes get a lot of use and could start to feel stale. If you are getting bored with your current wardrobe and in the market for new knits( or if you have some of these pieces and would just like some input on how to style them) I have some ideas for you.

Duster length

This might be the most “trendy” advice I have for cozy knits. Everyone is jumping on the “duster” length and I agree it’s a great trend that really isn’t all that trendy. A longer length sweater is a classic look so I wouldn’t be worried about not being able to wear a new longer sweater in the future. Even though I adore tall boots I would pair this look with booties to kick up that “trendy” feel.

Left: Chelsea & Theodore Draped Duster Knit Cardigan Sweater – Buy it here: $34.50 at Last Call by Neiman Marcus
Center: Style & Co Cable-Knit Duster Cardigan, Created for Macy’s – Buy it here: $39.99 at Macy’s
Right: Dkny Ribbed Duster Cardigan – Buy it here: $70.99 at Macy’s

Go sleeveless and pair it with a crisp white blouse

Sweater vests are underrated in my opinion, dear readers. Adding a crisp white blouse under that vest is an easy way to dress up a knit look.

Left: Alfani Vest Cardigan, Created for Macy’s – Buy it here: $51.99 at Macy’s
Center: Lisa Rinna Collection Cabled Sweater Vest with Pockets – Buy it here: $79.96 at QVC
Right: Isaac Mizrahi Live! TRUE DENIM Open Front Sweater Vest  – Buy it here: $39.96 at QVC

Capes

I adore the fun colors of this knit cape, but I also just think a cape look breaks up the monotony of the sweater style. How many sweaters do you have in your closet? How many fun knit capes? Precisely! I think this look also offers some versatility. If it’s an open cape then you can remove it for a completely different look in the same evening ( it’s also easy to remove if you get too warm). You can also get the cape “look” while still wearing a fairly traditional sweater so that if you don’t want the hassle of a removable accessory you don’t have to worry. There are so many ways to wear these capes that they probably already pair with many skirts and pants in your wardrobe!

Left: Hand-Knitted Wool & Alpaca Sweater Cape – Buy it here: $88 at Max Studio
Center: Steve Madden Gilded Age Knit Fringed Cape – Buy it here: $51 at Macy’s
Right: C. Wonder Color Block Belted Knit V-neck Poncho – Buy it here: $59.87 at QVC

Fun and casual

I love my USA hooded sweater! It’s such a fun and unexpected way to wear the heavier knit of a sweater and I absolutely recommend this look for a relaxed occasion. It’s easy to pair with denim, but if you choose a longer sweater you can even opt for thicker leggings. It’s a look that you can run errands  in that is also nice enough to grab a casual dinner out in.

Left: ‘Nicolette’ Knitted Hoodie Sweater (3 Colors) – Buy it here: $59 at Goodnight Macaroon
Center:Two by Vince Camuto Flap Pocket Knit Hoodie – Buy it here: $39.97 at Nordstrom Rack
Right: Sweet Romeo Stripe Open Knit Hoodie – Buy it here: $29.97 at Nordstrom Rack

So, darlings, how do you spice up your warm knit looks when you start to get bored in the winter? Have you already added any of these pieces to your closet? Let us know in the comments or join the conversation on Facebook.

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11 Comments

  • L Giles says:

    Hi There,
    Love your insight and recommendations! Would you reference the items you are wearing, too?
    Thank You!

  • Nora Glass says:

    Great article. Who designed the grey duster you are wearing two ways? Love the look.

  • Michele Giarrano says:

    Always inspiring! From powerful emotions to simple sweaters. You have us covered. Thank you Honey!

  • Judi Kauffman says:

    Look how cheery bright colours appear and in this dreary weather I hate to look at more black or grey. Keep the vibrant colours coming! Thanks! Judi

  • Marcia Roberts says:

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