Sweaters

The Top 5 Spring Sweaters You Need

Get ready for spring by adding women’s sweaters to your wardrobe. Yes, sweaters! They aren’t just for fall and winter — a good spring sweater collection can ensure you’re ready for anything, from a day at work to a night on the town. Here are five sweaters you’ll want in your closet this season:

1. The Cashmere Sweater

No wardrobe is complete without one or more cashmere sweaters. A short-sleeve cashmere sweater is great for spring because it’s lightweight yet still provides warmth. Plus, is there anything more cozy than cashmere? We don’t think so. You can wear a short-sleeve cashmere sweater to the office with slacks or a skirt for a look that’s smart. If you’re looking for a date-night sweater to wear on a cool spring evening, cashmere is the key.

Cashmere sweaters come in lots of fashionable colors, from soft neutrals to saturated jewel tones. You can pull off any color your heart desires, especially when you pair it with slacks, a skirt, or jeans in a goes-with-everything shade, such as black or white. Create a cheerful spring outfit by pairing a pastel pink, yellow, or blue cashmere sweater with a pair of white capri pants.

2. The Supima Cotton Sweater

You’ve probably heard of Supima cotton. But what makes it so special? First of all, it’s pretty rare. Only an estimated 1% of U.S.-grown cotton is Supima cotton. It’s distinguished from regular cotton by its long-staple fiber, which makes it soft and durable. This type of cotton is also incredibly colorfast — meaning your Supima cotton sweater will retain its vibrancy even after repeated washings.

When you think of cotton, you might think of casual-day apparel. While cotton apparel is always a great choice for those laid-back weekends at home, there are Supima cotton sweaters that you can wear to work. A refined print — such as houndstooth — can take a cotton sweater from casual to dressy. Finish the look with a pair of gold-tone earrings and a chunky gold-tone necklace for a look that can go from a business meeting to dinner and drinks after work.

3. The Cotton Modal Cap Sleeve Sweater

You can’t go wrong by adding a cap-sleeve cotton sweater to your collection. Depending on the occasion, this sweater style can be worn on its own or underneath a blazer. You could wear a sweater of this style with women's khaki pants for a look that can go anywhere, or pair it with jeans for a girls’ night or weekend movie date.

There really aren’t any fashion rules when it comes to wearing a cap-sleeve cotton sweater, so take it as casual or dressy as you like. The type of accessories and shoes you wear can make a difference in the look of your outfit. If your preferred look is classic and modest, go for pearls. If you like a bold look, you can’t beat hoop earrings. When it comes to shoes, go for an evening-ready style with heels or keep it casual with sneakers.

4. The Ribbed Crewneck Sweater

One of the most casual, versatile sweaters out there is the ribbed crewneck. Even as fashion trends have changed over the decades, the ribbed crewneck sweater remains a must-have for every woman. This sweater style is warm yet not too heavy for spring. It has a figure-flattering look, thanks to the ribbed knit, and it comes in a rainbow of colors.

There are so many ways to wear a ribbed crewneck sweater. Wear a fitted style with high-rise jeans for an on-trend outfit that’s great for a casual date night. Or, choose an oversized sweater with skinny jeans or leggings for an ultra-comfortable outfit that you’ll want to wear all weekend. You can even wear a ribbed crewneck with women’s shorts.

5. The Cotton Cardigan

Wrap up in a cotton cardigan this spring. As with the ribbed crewneck, this is a super-versatile sweater you’ll reach for all the time. Layer a cotton cardigan over a knit top or blouse for extra warmth and a polished look. There are multiple cardigan styles from which to choose, including button-up cardigans and open cardigans.

You can wear cotton cardigans with everything from slacks to jeans and even jeggings. As with the other sweaters mentioned here, the finished look is all in the styling. Keep your cotton cardigan casual by pairing it with casual pieces, like a T-shirt and boot-cut jeans. Or, dress it up with a maxi skirt and a silk blouse.

These are simply ideas — there are no fashion rules to follow when wearing spring sweaters. Experiment with different pieces to see which outfits you like best. What’s most important is that you feel comfortable with what you’re wearing.

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