This time of year we all can use a sweater stimulus package. From which sweaters look best on your body to cult classics here’s my winter roundup.
Cardigans, long and short, are my favorite kind of sweater because you can wear them so many ways.
RECREATE THE LOOK
Don’t save your nice pieces for a special occasion.
When I’m helping clients in their closets, I’m always finding fabulous pieces hiding in bags and boxes, preserved for a special occasion.
Use your nice things. Wear them, ALL the time. It feels great!
MORE CULT CARDIGANS
Invest in at least one nice sweater each season and fill in with inexpensive one-season sweaters. You’ll be surprised how quickly your quality collection grows.
WEAR YOUR SHORT CARDIGAN SOLO
V-necks are the most flattering, especially if you’re busty. They keep the eye moving vertically and open the neckline to show what’s underneath, even if it’s just a pretty necklace or bralette.
Try one over a slip dress this season.
WEAR YOUR CARDIGAN BACKWARD
This trick works with long or short cardigans.
Backward cardigans are so pretty. They look like a pullover in the front but are more playful in the back.
After spending some time in my Target cardigan, I know the investment in this super-soft cashmere version will be worth it.
CARDIGANS UNDER $100
QUALITY CASHMERE CARDIGANS
MORE SWEATERS THAT DO DOUBLE DUTY
This is the one my 5’9″ friend Danielle and I shared on Instagram together. It’s only $79 and comes in black too.
Wear with the ties in front and open like a cardigan. Single loop then knot the ribbons and let them hang.
This is even better backwards. Show a little more skin. This would be darling over a little black dress.
Try this one upside down. The banded waist transforms this sweater into an off-the-shoulder style.
COLLECT QUALITY CASHMERE
You can’t beat the quality, feel, and price of Gobi Cashmere. All of their products are made from Mongolian cashmere, the highest quality cashmere fibers in the world!
Cashmere’s quality is determined by microns (length and thinness). Compared to the industry average of 19 microns, Gobi’s Mongolian cashmere is the longest and thinnest ranging from 13-14 microns.
COLLECT ALL THE COLORS IN THESE STYLES
Mongolian cashmere. 10 colors. FREE matching beanie.
Universally flattering V neck. 21 colors to choose from.
WHAT YOU CAN WEAR
It’s easiest to make outfits that look great on you when you add any of the sweaters in this post to my 11 piece capsule wardrobe. If you have these 2 jean styles you’ll be able to create a ton of different outfits.
Remember you never want your clothes to cut you in half. Pay attention to where your sweater stops.
A cropped sweater works well over a midi-dress, high-waisted pants, or a skirt. It visually starts your waistline higher and elongates your legs. Now instead of 50/50, you’re closer to 2/3rd and 1/3.
IF YOU HAVE A TUMMY
Shop for color-blocked, boxy hip-length, or asymmetrical styles.
IF YOU’RE BUSTY
Shop for surplus styles, open necklines, and thin verticle rib knit patterns.
IF YOU’RE PETITE
Shop for cropped styles, (They won’t be cropped on you.), sleeves with banded wrists, and turtle necks that add height.