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Sweater Weather, But Make it Fashion

Personally, I believe winter is the unsung hero of sweaters everywhere.

For most, fall is the reigning season for sweater weather. But personally, I believe winter is the unsung hero of sweaters everywhere.*

Years of watching America’s Next Top Model taught me many things, like the best way to let someone know you’re disappointed in them and how to smize. Tyra Banks also showed a generation of viewers how to do just about anything “but make it fashion.”

With that sage advice in hand, let’s tackle sweater weather.

Graphic Warning

 

The holiday season may be over and gone, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop wearing printed wool numbers. What’s better, these aren’t ironic sweaters saved for themed work parties.

Graphic print sweaters are fun statement pieces you can break out when it’s too cold for your favorite printed tee.

 Layers on Layers

 

As the temperatures drop, it’s important to layer up. But that doesn’t mean you have to dress like a slob. (Do as I say, not as I do). Instead of the classic long tee + pullover combo, try layering your sweater over a printed long sleeve button up – stripes are always a good choice – or wearing oversized cashmere atop your favorite maxi dress.

(K)nit-picky

 

Chunky knits are just so much fun, and they are always easy to find at a thrift shop. My all-time favorite cardigan is cable-knit and it was thrifted for less than $10. If you don’t have the patience for bargain hunting, build up your collection with this gorgeous cream-colored chunky knit from Target or one of ZAFUL’s turtleneck cable knits (I’m partial to the yellow).

Get Tucked

 

Now that the French tuck is in vogue, we can all get away without looking like Steve Urkel when we opt for a tucked-in look. All season long, this has been my favorite way to style sweaters by far. It’s a versatile option that can dress your sweater up or down, depending on the pants you pair it with and your chosen accessories.

Honorable Mention: Slouchy & Cropped. I shouldn’t have to describe how cute cropped knit can be or why slouchy sweaters are the very best.

*Note: My opinion has nothing to do with the fact that I planned to write this months ago and am just now getting to it.

By Kathryn

KATIE is a twenty-something held together with iced coffee and her wits. She writes personal confessions and pop culture chronicles.

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