It?s sweater season, but it?s not big sweater season. Yet.
Save the chunky cable-knits for December; right now, make the transition in lightweight, relaxed sweaters that are perfect for brilliant 70-degree days and brisk 50-degree nights.
The Leggings Sweater Made of supersoft modal, this color-blocked piece ($185) from Sofia might be the most indispensable thing--other than leggings themselves--that we buy this fall. It?s thin enough not to be stifling and long enough for coverage in front and back. 100 E. Walton St.; 312-640-0878 or sofialivelovely.com
The Half-Sweater It?s the perfect wardrobe item for commitment-phobes: Layer this versatile, short-sleeved alpaca cardigan ($230) from Peruvian Connection over a long-sleeved tee. We love the neutral color and how it moves with you as you walk. 925 W. Armitage Ave.; 773-975-4088 or peruvianconnection.com
The Sweatshirt Sweater Sweatshirts are major this season, we swear. But if you?re not ready to go that casual, kick back in this oversized angora-blend find ($350) in a loose, breathable weave from Chicago native Cynthia Rowley--she should know a thing or two about ?cooler by the lake? dressing. 1653 N. Damen Ave.; 773-276-9209 or cynthiarowley.com
The Holey Sweater Okay, so sweaters make you sweat. Not this extra-airy number from Edith Hart ($100)--it sports enough holes to make you feel edgy and well ventilated. 1917 N. Damen Ave.; 773-252-3350 or edithhart.com