Chilly breezes and snowy skies can only mean one thing– it’s sweater weather. This time of year, there’s nothing better than bundling up with a nice cozy sweater, comfy boots and drinking a hot cup of tea. Stores are stocking up on more and more sweaters as the holiday season approaches, and with the variety of styles, there’s something for every look.
With the lace trend still going strong, many sweaters follow suit this season. The embellishment adds a sense of femininity to a warm layering piece. Cardigans like this one from Nordstrom look great with dress pants and a casual tank, or also work well with a long dress and tights.
Trying to snazz up your outfit for that holiday office party? Looking to shine on a dreary November afternoon? Sequined Sweaters are fabulous for late fall and winter. This one is great because the sequined neckline takes care of accessorizing, so necklaces are not necessary.
Here’s another embellished sweater, with lace and gems around the neckline. (Free People)
This season is all about geometric patterns. Stripes, zig-zags and polka dots make an outfit more interesting. Sport the style on your sweater to make a statement.
Fair isle sweaters are popping up in stores everywhere. Typically, this wintry pattern is placed onto thicker, more heavy duty all-purpose sweaters, which work well with jeans. This black, brown and red top from Talbots was on the dressier side, which made it a perfect match for a tweed skirt. When wearing a skirt in the winter, however, always style it with a nice dark pair of tights for warmth and sophistication. The bare-legged look is best saved for sundress weather.
Have a favorite animal? Then you’re in luck! Many tops are animal-adorned this season– in everything from pretty poodles (like this gorgeous sequined sweater shown above), to baby foxes, deer and kittens. Show your love for wildlife by wearing an animal on your sleeve.
Many shirts stitch the style right in. Birds were sewn into the fabric of this grey sweater, providing a seamless look.
Seeking comfy style? Robe-like cardigans and long sweaters are great to throw on with an outfit. This taupe colored cardigan compliments winter white skinnies perfectly, keeping the wearer fashionably toasty.
Sometimes a plain sweater is the perfect look. A long navy sweater like this one is simple and chic, looking fabulous when styled with a light colored infinity scarf. If the sweater’s long enough (a.k.a. covers your booty), a pair of leggings and comfy boots make a great cozy look. For sweaters that do not fall past the waste, stick to skinny jeans.