It goes without saying, but sweaters are an absolute essential for the fall/ winter season. Variations of this knitted piece may come and go with the trends, but the sweater by definition will always be a cold weather staple. So this week I am rounding up my top ways to wear this season's must-have, and this winter it's all about versatility.
The coldest weather is yet to come, making now (AHEM Black Friday) the perfect time to make sure your closet is ready for #SweaterWeather!!
THE OVERSIZED SWEATER
My go-to for, well any occasion really, is the oversized sweater. It's warm, currently trending, and is flattering for every body type. I typically throw mine over leggings and boots, and I love how Courtney takes what is typically a casual look and makes it absolutely FIERCE!! Her textured leggings + booties = perfection.
1. FRAME DENIM Textured-leather Slim Boyfriend Pants 2. THE ELDER STATESMAN Cashmere Poncho 3. TRINA TURK Stud Earrings 4. KATE SPADE Bangle 5. KATE SPADE Bangle 6. MOVADO Bracelet Watch 7. BURBERRY PRORSUM Suede Ankle Boots 8. SOKO Band Ring 9. MEL BOTERI Cobalt Blue Mini Tote
THE TURTLENECK SWEATER
Funny story, one of my best friends convinced me to wear a cream turtleneck sweater on date night a few weeks ago, and I was totally feeling it!! Prior to my turtleneck awakening I would have told you no way...unless you are in the Arctic tundra there is no need to be covered up to your chin. But, after giving it a shot I definitely see the potential. There is something subtly sexy about this sweater, especially when paired with cool accessories and fierce shoes as seen on Elshane who is killing this look below!! My style tip: Unlike the oversized sweater, try to avoid wearing a turtleneck with simple leggings and boots. This piece needs to be dressed up.
1. MICHAEL KORS Lace Trousers 2. THOM Cable Knit Roll Neck Sweater 3. VINCE CAMUTO Stone Rings 4. NIXON Bracelet Watch 5. LAGOS Doublet Ring 6. RACHEL ZOE Suede Bootie 7. BURBERRY Nail Polish 8. MEL BOTERI Tasseled Small Shoulder Bag
THE PRINTED SWEATER
This fall you should definitely try a printed sweater with eccentric or unusual motifs: ethnic, festive, geometric, etc. It will make you smile on those cold, dreary days. Also it's ideal for women with pear shaped silhouettes (wide hips, small bust and shoulders), as it balances out proportions by adding volume to the upper part of the body. Plus, who doesn't love a cool print?! Molly does a great job of making sure her look is far from tacky sweater party potential.
1. VERSACE Slim Jeans 2. MSGM Intarsia Sweater 3. RALPH LAUREN Hoop Earrings 4. SOKO Cuff Bracelet 5. SHERISE Wrap Bracelet 6. LEAH ALEXANDRA Ring 7. JIMMY CHOO Suede Ankle Boots 8. BURBERRY Nail Polish 9. MEL BOTERI Croc-Embossed Tote
THE FEMININE SWEATER
Also known as a the classic sweater, this look is super cozy and feminine. I love pairing a sweater with skirts and knee high boots, or mixed with leather pieces to add dimension and versatility. I'm loving Jenny's girly look below. The way she plays with lace is fantastic!
1. MELANIE AULD Ear Crawlers 2. ISABEL MARANT Organza Mini Skirt 3. BRUNELLO CUCINELLI Cashmere and Silk-blend Sweater 4. KENDRA SCOTT Band Rings 5. GORJANA Body Chain 6. ANNA BECK Open Cuff 7. ANNA BECK Bar Ring 8. SAM EDELMAN Suede Ankle Boots 9. MEL BOTERI Metallic Clutch
Your winter wardrobe, just like any other time of the year, should match your personality and style. Not a fan of the oversized sweater? Rock a classic, feminine sweater! Hate prints? Try a turtleneck! My favorite part about #SweaterWeather this season is how many options we have to choose from. Show me which sweaters you will be rocking this season by tagging #MYMB and #BestDressedMB!
I for one will definitely be wearing an oversized sweater this Thursday so that I can comfortably overindulge ;) Hoping you have a fabulous (and fashionable) Thanksgiving holiday with your family & friends!!