Now that we’re heading into the colder seasons, we get to look forward to a change in weather and everything that comes with it: hot tea, cozy socks, and all of the fall and winter holidays. Surely you’re getting your closet prepared with this season’s best in comfy loungewear, but make sure to keep plenty of room for sweaters. A sweater’s versatility is matched by its cozy factor: it's equal parts comfort and style.
Sweaters have always been the mainstay of home life activities. The perfect chilly day at home with your family is making a batch of your famous hot cocoa, snuggling up on the couch in your favorite sweater, and soaking in all that love and warmth. It turns out that sweaters have more than one audience—dress one up with fashionable bottoms and all kinds of accessories like jewelry and scarves to make it the keystone wardrobe item for all of your special occasions.
The best luxury fabric is the cashmere turtleneck. The silky texture of cashmere is the most luxe way to make a grand entrance at the family’s Thanksgiving feast. Imagine showing up with apple pies in one hand and mashed potatoes in the other, and still, everyone will marvel at the softness of your cashmere sweater. (Okay, no doubt they will love your cooking, too!) The rust-red rainbow stripe design is especially striking and perfect for autumnal holidays.
Because you’ve got the warmth of the turtleneck, there’s no need for an added layer. A gentle front tuck into high-rise dark denim jeans and a casual bootie tie off the look. Plus, now you have every reason to show off some fabulous gold hoop earrings with a matching bracelet to keep it looking elegant with a touch of shine.
Next up are the best in shawl sweaters and wraps. They are a casual way to make the most of feeling comfortable while you’re sipping drinks and snacking on hors d’oeuvres at your work’s annual holiday party. Our women’s belted shawl wrap in dark flint heather is the perfect base to add lots of layers. It’s a great neutral so that you can pick out your favorite glitzy chandelier earrings and layers of bangle bracelets in bright metallic tones. Plus, a chic arm bag in a bright red or yellow makes the outfit pop. And the best part? All you have to do is throw on some leggings underneath, tie off the sweater, and walk to the party in some high heel boots. You’re ready to mix and mingle.
Another great option is our women’s tunic sweaters. The mock neck ¾ sleeve tunic sweater in ivory is a gorgeous wintry white closet staple for a stylish winter party sitting next to a cozy fire and hot toddies. Go for an oversize fit and cinch it with a belt to elevate the style. This look also serves serious comfy vibes with some high-waisted yoga pants or corduroy leggings. A pair of mid-calf boots and festive boot socks in a plaid or snowflake print add extra flair. One statement necklace with some stud earrings brings the look home.
When thinking about cardigan sweaters, most of us use them as a go-to for when we’re a little chilly. They’re a great accessory to always keep in your tote bag or at the office. But we’re here to tell you that a highly styled cardigan is sleek and chic and perfect for every seasonal holiday.
Start with our fine gauge long cotton cardigan. With its open front, you can wear a silky blouse or camisole in a contrasting color. A thin, Italian-style leather belt with gold finishings wrapped around your waist (or twice if you buy one that’s extra long) cinches your mid-section but leaves the delicate fabric of the cardigan to flow around your bottom half. Or pick out your favorite velvet flair dress or A-line silk wrap dress to pair with our cotton modal drape front cardigan. A pair of tights and your perfectly worn-in black boots make this outfit party-ready. If you pick a cardigan and a blouse or dress that’s in the same color family, don’t be afraid to select a long fashion scarf in a complementary color or design.
Last but definitely not least, never forget to keep some trusty Christmas sweaters on hand. Whether it’s a cheesy Christmas dress-up party or a chic office get-together, a Christmas sweater is surprisingly versatile. You can go full ham with a lovely cable knit sweater paired with a fun Santa hat, jingle bell bracelets, elf shoes, and a Rudolph nose. Or, pick a beautiful Fair Isle sweater that hits that perfectly cozy Christmas note. Pair it with high-waisted black jeans and some festive red heels. No one said you couldn’t be fun and Christmas chic at the same time.
Sweaters are special occasions’ best friend. Accessories make them shine, and you make them sparkle.