While no one has ever looked bad in a sweater and jeans, there are other ways to style your knitwear this season. Some are familiar (winterizing a favorite dress with a turtleneck), while others are fresh (pairing two collared pieces together). What they share is this: the ability to help you tap into the full potential of your sweater stack.
STRETCH YOUR SUMMER FAVORITES
Layer a slim black turtleneck under the shift dress you lived in all summer, add tights, and boom: You just bought yourself six more weeks of wear (at least). Complete the look with tonal accessories and some light-catching links.
THE TWO-COLLAR TRICK
Start with a sweaterdress (it’s a cold-weather staple with tons of styling potential) and add a chunky pullover, pulling out the inside collar so that it lays on top of the outer one. The result is less early aughts, more effortlessly elegant.
THE KNIT YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU NEEDED
No longer just for the Pilates studio, leggings—the thick, sculpting, stretch-knit kind with split hems—are now perfectly acceptable almost everywhere else. Especially when paired with polished extras, like a crisp button-up, loafers, and something shiny on your finger.
Finding the perfect sweater can be tricky. Too thick and it won’t fit under jackets and coats; too thin and it loses the cozy factor. Enter Cosmo: Designed with a slim body and a cushy fold-over collar, it’s has the look of a chunky sweater and the layerability of a long-sleeve tee.
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
How does one style a special-occasion dress for everyday wear? Don’t be too precious with it. See how a boyish navy knit brings this lacy long-sleeve number back down to earth?