The perfect boots, the perfect coat…now it’s time for the perfect knitwear. Fall 2011 has plenty to keep every fashionista happy. The traditionalist will appreciate the classic cowl neck, while the futurista will enjoy graphic patterning. The vixen will love a knit with cutouts, and the prepster will adore a fisherman’s knit. When it comes to sweaters this season, there’s something fresh for everyone…
1. Vince Belted Knitted Wool Cardigan ($325)
The lounger. Everyone needs a sweater like this one to make it through the winter. Wrap up in its chunky knit all weekend long, and don’t hesitate to use it as your go-to jacket for early fall.
2. Markus Lupfer Hand Knit Cable Sweater ($620)
The vixen. Who says sweaters can’t be sexy? This one heats up the chilliest of days with its peek-a-boo open knit cables. Its tunic length and oversized fit pair best with leggings or skinny jeans.
3. Elizabeth and James Knitted Cotton Blend Sweater ($335)
The traditionalist. Cowl necks are a classic, and the Olsen twins got it just right with this chunky knit. Warm plum and basic black combine to form a piece that’s great for work or play.
4. Matthew Williamson Inuit Paneled Dress ($1595)
The runway watcher. Matthew Williamson brought his runway to life with graphic striped knits. His Inuit Dress features panels of striping that create an amazing silhouette, especially along its off-centered right side. A prim shawl collar is the perfect counterpart to its leg-baring hem.
5. 3.1 Phillip Lim 3D Cable Knit Pullover ($550)
The modernist. Wool, nylon, and cashmere combine to form a modern take on knitwear. Chunky knit details on the front provide a pop of visual interest, while its cropped length ensures a trendy silhouette.
6. G-star Erosion Cardigan ($250)
The style-conscious sailor. A wide sailor collar, winter gray color, and warm leather belt pay homage to the sea in this G-star sweater. Cozy up and go…this cardigan is made for layering.
7. Haute Hippe Fisherman Sweater ($395)
The prepster. It doesn’t get more East Coast than a fisherman’s knit. Layer this cropped sweater over anything; its pointelle sleeve detailing, creamy merino wool, and cozy crew neck bring the cute factor wherever it goes.