7 ways to spice up sweater dressing this holiday season.
Knits have a timeless schoolgirlish vibeâ€”think Ali MacGraw in Love Story, all ribbed turtlenecks and casually draped wool scarves lighting up the Harvard quad. The new class of knits earns points for both originality and a surprising sexiness. The key is to integrate them into your entire wardrobe. Instead of relying on one trusty sweater to see you through March, invest in a range of knitsâ€”cardigans, sweater dresses, even leggingsâ€” and mix them with winterâ€™s top trends, from plaid to lace. After all, baby, itâ€™s cold outside. Why not earn an A plus in cozy luxe?
Christmas sweaters are dangerous territoryâ€”remember Colin Firth in Bridget Jonesâ€™s Diary?â€”but this vibrant V-neck is the epitome of holiday style. Wear it to the office under a fitted jacket, or to a tree trimming party paired with a flouncy black A-line and lace-up booties.
Snowflake Sweater, $39, joefresh.com
Certain pieces are classics for a reason. This wool scarf looks fantastic whether tossed over the shoulder of a pea coat, denim jacket, or a cream-coloured cableknit sweater. Two sartorial suggestions: Save it for day looks (and snowball fights!), and use your hat and gloves to pick up on the red and black accents.
Fair Isle Scarf, $22, smartset.ca
Created by Canadian designer Tara Lynn Morrison, this chunky merino knit cowl is a perfect partner for holiday evening looks. Picture it adding texture to a cashmere turtleneck or arranged over a collarless charcoal coat on a starlit sleigh ride. Faux fur muff, essential; Tchaikovsky soundtrack optional.
Lambton Cowl, $85, Good Night, Day at Robber, robberstore.com
If youâ€™ve seen Breaking Dawn, Part 1, (and if you havenâ€™t, donâ€™t judge), you know that Bella spends a lot of time in knit leggings. Your reasons for lounging around this Christmas will likely differ from Mrs. Edward Cullenâ€™s, but these patterned leggings boast the same everlasting sartorial appeal. Pair them with a lace top and an oversized cardiâ€”or better yet, wool socks and a mug of spiced hot chocolate.
Nordic Leggings, $29, joefresh.com
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