What’s the haps mis amores (my loves)? LOL, I love saying this. I have a friend who always addresses me this way and it always makes me chuckle. So what’s new with everyone? I hope all my lil style icons are doing wonderful. Things are well with me. I’m feeling less exhausted this week. However, I’m still bummed about a project I thought for sure would come through but hasn’t. I haven’t lost hope yet so we shall see… 😉
Now that we’ve gotten the formalities outta the way, did everyone get a chance to read my last post “Five Favorite Styles… Winter Coats?” If you haven’t, you’ve missed a fun one. For me, it was pretty cool browsing around looking at lovely coats to add to the list. However, it was difficult picking just five. I mean let’s face it, how in the world can we just pick five out of so many beautiful styles, colors, textures, patterns… Good Lord! But I was determined to, and I feel that my five choices were on point for my type of style. I would love your take on them as well as your own picks so once you’ve finished reading this post, please go have a look and leave a comment.
So if you’ve followed my blog and/or you know me personally, it’s a well-known fact that I love fall/winter because of the clothes. Yes indeed! Given this and in keeping with the winter theme, I decided to discuss another love of mine… Sweaters! I adore their coziness, the way they keep you warm, some of them are so soft, the fact that you can layer them and that you can wear them for a casual look as well as dress them up for work or a night out. I combed the internet, well mostly Pinterest, to find the seven styles that I usually lean towards and I wanted to share. Check them out and see if your favorites are on this list:
SWEATERS – MY FAVORITE STYLES
THE CHUNKY SWEATER
The chunky sweater is one of the coziest styles. They’re thick and heavy and keep you so nice and warm. The above sweater is by one of my favorite designers Isabel Marant. The color is so lovely (y’all know my love for bright colors). This type of sweater can be layered with either a collared shirt (with the shirt collar popping out as well as the sleeves) or a thin turtleneck. It’s great for a casual day in jeans but also with slacks for work.
THE LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRT
This long sleeve t-shirt by Hollister is one of my top favorites. I have one in navy blue and I regret not getting more. The material is soooo soft and warm. Plus it molds to your body perfectly. With this style, it is easy to layer either with a tank top underneath or you can also get away with layering with a loose short sleeve t-shirt on top. This is more of a casual style so I always wear mine with jeans.
THE TURTLENECK SWEATER
Ayyeee!! I really want this sweater though. The turtleneck has been around for ages. It comes and goes in the fashion world and currently, it’s back in. The above sweater is by Lands’ End and look how lovely it is. This style falls under the “chunky” turtlenecks which are one of my favorites because they’re so relaxed and keep you so warm. No need to layer with this sweater. I prefer to wear this style with jeans or slacks. There are also thinner versions of the turtleneck that can be worn for a dressier look. It’s really your choice.
THE CARDIGAN SWEATER
The cardigan has also been around for quite a while and I feel like this style never really goes away. How pretty is this sweater by Maurices? The color is so delicate. The cardigan comes in different textures from thin fabric to a more thick/heavy type. Some come with buttons while others of late, come without and have a bit of a flair or ruffle effect in the front. The cardigan is very convenient even in the summer because you can wear it over a summer dress or a tank top/cami top if the evening gets a bit cool. Therefore, this style can be worn throughout the year and is great for a dressy or a casual look.
Hoodies! They are my favorite. When fall comes around, hoodies are one of the first articles of clothing that I bust out of my closet. I secretly wish that hoods were attached to almost every top I own LOL. Of course, the above is by Hollister and as is the long sleeve t-shirt, it’s soft and comfy. Hoodies are also more of a casual statement so go for it on the weekends or a casual Friday and pair them with jeans or a denim mini. 😉
THE CROPPED SWEATER
Umm, WHY haven’t I seen this sweater at H&M? I love it! The style, the color, the texture… everything about it is so me. I feel a trip to H&M this week. 🙂 The cropped sweater is just too cute. However, this style is a bit tricky because of the shortness in length so just be mindful. I always layer mine with a fitted tank top underneath and if I feel a bit bloated because let’s face it, we all go through that time of the month, I’ll skip this and go with something else. Cropped tops/sweaters can be paired with jeans, slacks or a cute pencil skirt. They’re not necessarily casual. They look fabulous spiced up a bit and a bright color like the above is fantastic.
THE SWEATER DRESS
The sweater dress is also a favorite of mine because… Yes! They’re super elegant and classy just make sure you choose the right length if you’re wearing one to work and any kind of business engagement. If you’re going out on the town with the squad or on a hot date, a lil bit shorter is perfectly fine. Sweater dresses look marvelous with heeled knee high boots. You can also liven up the outfit with a short coat or blazer and accessorize with a trio of layered long necklaces.
Visit Hello Fashion Blog to check out this look up close. I think it’s so lovely.
**All photos in this post were found on Pinterest.
So there they are… My top favorite styles of sweaters for winter. As I said in my previous post, I prefer to give you all ideas and share my style as opposed to “telling” you all what you should wear. Style is a matter of individual taste and everybody is different. So go with whatever you feel most comfortable and confident with and you cannot go wrong.
Well then, y’all already know the drill… Join in the fun and comment your opinions below. What styles are your favorites and how do you wear them? Do you layer them or prefer a more fitted style? How do you spice up a sweater let’s say for work or a night out? Do you accessorize, wear a bright color or skip a sweater altogether? The questions are endless… So feel free to share your thoughts, photos, ideas. I’m all up for a discussion so let’s start a conversation. I look forward to your participation. Let’s chat. Go! #engage