If there’s one thing I’m craving right now it’s more sweaters. Some of my favorite staples below, from a hairy angora with over sized sleeves to drop shoulders these are all basics I’d work into my uniform. When you choose a knit it should always be done with precaution…A wrong purchase could mean an item you bought (under retail light and music seduction) your knit will not see light of day. It has happened to me before.
Atypical of your classic round neck knit, this one features an a-line shape.
Extreme perfection, now the sleeves on this one are a-line. Slightly belled sleeves, a good look, but maybe the most impractical thing while working or cooking.
A bold drop shoulder with ribbed sleeves.
It’s a cardigan, no… it’s a blanket with sleeves..
A must have for fall – it’s a ribbed mock neck or what you would call a very bold turtleneck. Basically a tube scarf attached onto a sweater.
Ugh god, this look below is so…”Shopbop” if you know what I mean. The typical half sheer patched look at the shoulders and neckline…so so “done”, and yes it is a bit contrived, not really even natural, very..how do you say, Alexander Wang like 6 years ago. This is one of the less successful items in this lot. The look is too “fitted” and there’s a calculated vibe I really don’t like. But it’s the perfect item for fashion bloggers and “off-duty” fashionistas slash c-list models.
Quintessential “Kate Moss” 90′s vibes below and I love hairy angora but I don’t wear it because it would look like I had poison ivy or something. My skin is sensitive. I’d be scratching myself all day. No I’d take it off the minute I had the chance.
Contrast gauge knit.
This approach below is way too hippie for me but if you’re into the holey texture. I like something much more covered.
Really really great sleeves…
Was this a mistake below? This sweater for me, is the worst. The only way I would style this is with an oxford underneath…and even then it would be a total mess. The knit would grab all the oxford’s extra fabric and create a weird kind of empire line..kind of like a sweater dress + shirt accident…This cropped knit would not work on a basic knit shirt either, it’d just look like you put two sleeve holes into a large scarf.
I love this look below. This one I saved for last, the way this woman has styled her beefy cardigan and jeans – it’s so everyday but still pulled together and sexy. There is nothing contrived. She’s not dressed to the teeth. She doesn’t look so “done” in that typical “hair blown out lipstick coated” blogger-y or celebrity tabloid-y kind of way. You will notice a lack of stacked bangle bracelets, body chains, and other pretentious crap that goes hand in hand with selfies. With just a little more effort in the morning (some light makeup and hair considerations) any woman could work this look easily.