Two Types of Comfortable, Flattering SweatersWhat a weekend! I've had many readers contact me about scheduling personal styling sessions-both in person and virtually. I'm thrilled to have interest and hope that my new readers will stick around! After Friday's incredible session with Marian AKA Miss Mustard Seed, I also had the joy of spending a few hours styling my friend, Lauren. We had previously done a virtual session, and this weekend we spent time in person together. I can't wait to show you the pictures later this week!
Let's talk about cold weather style. With the weather getting chilly, I can feel myself going a bit into hibernation, are you? All I want to wear are layers, layers, and more layers. At home, I just put on one layer after the next (yoga pants, socks, slippers, long-sleeved t-shirt, hoodie or cardigan) but when I go to work or to get tea with a friend, I want to wear something that's still comfortable but is more flattering. Here are a few items that I think could make the transition from warm and cozy to slightly more dressed up. Maybe you already have something like this in your closet?
A drape-front cardiganI love this first one from Eileen Fisher, including how it's styled with the t-shirt and harem pants for a casual look. With a warmer shoe, I'd wear this exact outfit to the farmer's market or for a casual outing. For a more polished feel, swap out the pants for trousers that you like and maybe a brighter, more structure top. Below, find two less expensive versions of the same concept.
Here's a good knock-off from Target
A sweater with its own visual interest.
I love a sweater or shirt that already comes with some sort of visual interest. To me, layering is a way to show that you've thought about what you're wearing together and that you're confident in what you've chosen. A great sweater with something unique going on is like a great dress: it does the work for you. All you need to do is pair it with a basic pant or skirt and you're ready to go!
If you're less comfortable with how low this neck is, try a tank top underneath, even one with a built-in bra. Experiment with tucking the tank into your pants or letting it show underneath as another layer. Jockey makes my favorite tank tops: the straps are wide enough for many bras, they're soft, they're a good medium length, and they come in multiple colors.
I love a good long sweater. This particular one looks like something I could wear every night and weekend. I love the v-neck and the long length ending in another V. It's maybe a little casual for an office setting, but you could absolutely get away with it to a more creative work environment or socially. This sweater with leggings would be comfortable to travel in, too!
Oh! I got a few questions about other blogs that I like, specifically for women over 50, and I've updated my blog list to the right under Inspiration. If you know of others that I should check out or you'd like to share with my other readers, please feel free to mention it in the comments!