Sweater weather isn't limited to winter and autumn! Spring is also a wonderful time for cuddling up in your favorite knitwear as the days slowly get warmer and longer, so don't put away your sweaters the moment you see those first daffodils. This year, it's all about rich Earth tones with touches of bright red and blue that will light up your eyes.
Named for a region in Ireland, Donegal sweaters are beloved by fisherman for their incredible warmth. Run your hand over this knit and you'll notice it's flecked with tiny nubs of yarn that give it an unmistakable feel. They also add dabs of color to your outfit and brighten up dark shades like navy and black, which is perfect for spring. Try a Donegal cardigan sweater with oversize pockets for your odds and ends and a shawl collar that keeps the cold at bay.
Cable knit sweaters for women are timeless and never look out of style. A wardrobe staple, they're perfect for a laidback date with your sweetie, coffee with friends or another day with the little monsters. The hefty knit traps heat and looks good with a pair of jeans, but try one in a boatneck cut when you want to look casual and sophisticated all at once. And don't forget that you can instantly update your look by slipping the front of the sweater into your waistband for a perfect French tuck.
If you're hunting for something that will have everyone asking where you bought that fabulous sweater, look no further than the knit moto jacket. Inspired by leather biker jackets, it's just a little dangerous when worn with your black jeans and ankle boots, but feels completely cozy. The body-hugging fit also proves that sweaters don't have to bury your best assets.
Supima cotton is made from extra-long fibers that are known for their softness, strength and ability to retain color. A sweater made from this amazing material looks and feels incredibly smooth and resists pilling, too. Since Supima cotton also stays bright wash after wash, it's the perfect choice for a bold Aztec print sweater. And best of all, it's grown exclusively in the USA.
Everyone needs a little texture in their life. This season, we're seeing brushed, curly textured yarns in our favorite sweater silhouettes. You'll probably find yourself brushing your fingers against it all day long. Look for blended yarns to keep it super cozy, without feeling heavy or bulky. Slip a long cardigan made from textured yarns over a silky camisole for an eye-catching contrast. Add your favorite leggings and leather boots, and you'll look long and lean.
Cotton knit sweaters are just what you need for quiet weekends when the air is chilly and the skies are gray. Throw one on under your coat and head to the park to play with your dog, but don't forget a warming thermos of coffee to enjoy. The chunky cables on a cotton sweater are irresistible and look great with jeans and leggings alike, so plan to spend a lot of time in this one.
Short-sleeve sweaters are good for spring, too. They're nice and snuggly, but you won't overheat when the sun emerges from behind the clouds if you're wearing one made from lightweight cotton. A touch of spandex means it will hug your curves, too. If you're craving something indulgent, you can also try one in cashmere; wear it with patent leather flats and a glittery necklace when you're going out.
There's something about a wrap cardigan. Take your open cardigan and criss-cross it in front, securing with a belt. Or try a traditional wrap, with a sweet tie at the waist. The slight flare and belt make your waist seem smaller and add a feminine touch. They look gorgeous over dresses, but are also smart with skinny jeans. And though they have an almost blazer-like appeal (making them good for the office), they are infinitely more comfortable. Up the sophistication level by tying it at your side – somehow, it simply looks more chic.
Patterns are fun to play around with, so try different ones until you find something that speaks to you. Give your look a nautical spin with a striped sweater (or even one covered in tiny boats) and you'll look stylish without even trying. Polka dots are always in and add a hint of whimsy to any outfit, whereas gingham is cheerful and carefree. And florals are the ultimate spring staple, so don't hesitate to embrace them.