Praise be, sweater season is finally upon us! And while it doesn’t matter whether you prefer wool or cashmere or a cotton-silk blend, these are the styles you should be breaking out ASAP…and the ones you might want to say goodbye to.
4 Sweater Trends It’s Time to Move On From, and What to Wear Instead
Not Now: Cold-shoulder And Cutouts
Let’s save those peekaboo and shoulder-bearing moments for warmer months, shall we?
Now: Bow Details
Wrapped around your wrists, cascading across your torso or even in a preppy tie around your neck, bows are popping up left and right. Wear them with leather leggings to tone down the naturally girly vibe.
Get the look: Ellos ($43); LOFT ($60); Chinti and Parker ($187); Ann Taylor ($249); Co ($595)
Not Now: Ruffles Galore
A mini frill at the cuffs or neckline is fine, but giant flounces tracing down your arms or layers and layers of fabric criss-crossing your chest are a little last year.
Now: Balloon Sleeves
Lucky for us, these roomy sleeves are as comfy as they are trendy. Try a sweater with gathered puffed-up shoulders for a little extra fun, or keep things simple and cozy with a classic baggy arm, rolled at the cuff.
Not Now: Lace-up Details
We spent much of the past two falls and winters obsessing over all the different ways to lace, tie and style this sporty style, but now that we’ve cracked the lace-up code, we’re ready to tackle a new sartorial challenge.
Now: Ballet-inspired Wraps
We’re head over pointe shoes for this dainty femme style. It doesn’t matter whether you choose a classic cropped version or a longer, looser cut, the wrap effect is wonderful for creating the illusion of a smaller waist.
Not Now: Open Back
Let’s be honest, we could never quite figure out how to wear these anyway. To show your bra or not to show your bra? We’d rather not even deal with the question.
Now: Knit Dresses
First seen on the streets of Paris fashion week, these dresses somehow combine all the comfort of a chunky knit with the sex appeal of a body-hugging cocktail dress. Truly a sweater of all trades.