Cozy, comfortable, and a closet staple, ’tis the season of the sweater. From cropped to cardigans, cowl necks to cable knits, this season’s runways have plenty to offer in the area of knits. Stand out colors are rust, teal, knubby-tweed impersonators, and the stand-by neutrals of taupe, winter white, and black. Look to make a statement with a cropped knit over high-waisted flares, a oversized tunic-length with leggings and riding boots, or a structured cardigan with a waist-defining belt and a pencil skirt. Also big are skirts over midi or maxi-length skirts, a runway-fresh look that’s a fun way to showcase your favorite booties.
1. Elie Tahari Laurine Cable Knit Sweater ($278)
Preppy and pretty. This cable knit is a go-to basic for any wardrobe with its layer-able weight and neutral beige color. To add an edge, pair with this season’s leopard printed denim. 100% extrafine merino wool.
2. Rebecca Minkoff Cowl Neck Sweater ($398)
Drama. This sweater defies its name with its plunging cowl neck and tunic shape. Warm neutrals are knitted together with care, so that this sweater is the ultimate in versatility. Pair with black skinnies or leggings and riding boots for a romantic daytime venture.
3. Elie Tahari Avital Sweater ($368)
A hybrid of tweed and knit, this sweater was tailored for the office. Slim cut with a hip length, its tweed body is complemented by charcoal gray knit sleeves and a skinny, waist-defining belt. Pair with a pencil skirt and pumps for studious style.
4. MIKE GONZALEZ Jane Knit Pullover in Confetti ($184)
Flecks of teal and orange and red make this sweater anything but basic black. Highlight a pair of jeans or layer under leather, this sassy cropped sweater is meant for weekend fun (think jumping in leaves, late morning brunch, shopping with the girls).
5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Uma Sweater ($248)
Fisherman’s knits are a classic, but done in rich rust and a cropped cut…they are totally NOW. Layer this bold tone with an equally bold-printed midi skirt and fur-trimmed booties for a true Marc Jacobs runway look.