As the temperature dips down and the heart yearns for something warmer, you know, it's time for some knitted relief. Sweaters, your best friend for fall and winter complements all shapes, sizes and occasions. Brace yourself for the chill with these must-have sweaters in your wardrobe.
A sweater dress is classic, simple and versatile. With myriad choices available,dressing in a sweater dress is easy and fun. Rev up your casual weekender look with a striped knitted dress and pair them with boots and a puffed jacket. For a professional take, opt for complementing hosiery and pumps. Take your comfortable sweater dress from day to night by accessorizing it with gold chunky jewelry and velvet booties.
Gone are the days when cardigans were a grandma's prerogative. Today, this versatile piece of outfit makes its presence in every woman's closet and why not? Whether you prefer to standout or keep it professional and chic, cardigans always come to your rescue. Need to spruce up a neutral attire? Add a generous dose of a vibrant cardigan. Structured cardigans worn with pencil skirts and pants offer a much-needed sophisticated touch, while button-neck cardigans with shawl collars and embellished details complement your casual outfits. Style your sleeveless dresses with cardigans to stay fashionably warm or belt it with on your sheath dress for a classy feel.
A cashmere sweater not only keeps you warm and cozy, it flaunts your stylish elegant self. Pair a bold orange cashmere with a black and white houndstooth or tweed skirt for your 9-to-5-outfit or choose to pair your denim jeans and ankle pants with one - it will carry you through with style and elegance. A layer of pearls maintain the vibe and makes it evening appropriate.
The new crop of knitted blazer that has emerged is a personal favorite. For instance, this tweed sweater blazer featuring notch collars, front pockets and long sleeves will take you right from work to a drink with friends. For a more sedate ambiance, you can opt for light hues. At other instances, down-play a colored denim by styling it with this knitted blazer.
Trend essential: Houndstooth
While several of the above-mentioned choices are all time favorites, trendsetters may choose the classic touch of houndstooth for your 2012 fall and winter wardrobe. This new season has seen a resurgence of the old-world charm and designers have worked it through skirts, tops, jeans, coats and not to forget sweaters. Banana Republic offers this classy slim sweater option for fashionistas excited to revel in the trend's glory.