Send to a friend

Send to a friend

* marked fields are required.

Winter fashion trend: Sweater dressing

7 ways to spice up sweater dressing this holiday season.

By
Laura deCarufel
Photography
IMAXTREE.com
(6 people)
Document user evaluation
Winter fashion trend: Cozy knits

Knits have a timeless schoolgirlish vibe—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 knits—cardigans, sweater dresses, even leggings— and mix them with winter’s top trends, from plaid to lace. After all, baby, it’s cold outside. Why not earn an A plus in cozy luxe?

Christmas sweaters
are dangerous territory—remember Colin Firth in Bridget Jones’s Diary?—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.

WW11SW3366-RED-045.jpg
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.

Smart-Set2scarf.jpg
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-at-Robber.jpg
Lambton Cowl, $85, Good Night, Day at Robber, robberstore.com

If you’ve seen Breaking Dawn, Part 1, (and if you haven’t, don’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 Cullen’s, but these patterned leggings boast the same everlasting sartorial appeal. Pair them with a lace top and an oversized cardi—or better yet, wool socks and a mug of spiced hot chocolate.

WW11BT3711-GREY-013.jpg
Nordic Leggings, $29, joefresh.com

CLICK HERE FOR MORE COZY KNITS

Read more in our Fashion and Trends channels

You might also like

COMMENTS

Document not found.

VIDEOS

Document not found.