FALL SWEATER TRENDS
As much as I love summer, I always get a big thrill that first time I put on a big chunky sweater and welcome the change in weather, clothes and style.
What seems to be the item of the moment in Brooklyn is this - gorgeous beige or camel sweaters worn over wide-legged cropped off-white denim. Mara and I watch the cool girls do their strut to the subway every morning and then figure out how to make the look work for us - our bodies, our age.
I’m a little picky about sweaters. I don’t like anything itchy. The weather in NYC shifts suddenly, so the sweater should not feel too bulky under a coat. I also need to wear a decent tee underneath for those moments when I am suddenly flooded with heat and need to strip off all my clothes right then and there. (So, the sexy camisole does not work in this case, quite inappropriate on the Q train.)
You can’t go wrong with L.L. Bean’s signature fisherman sweater - it is 100% cotton and while the beige is what I’m looking for right now, there’s also a great navy blue. If you’re more of a longer sweater girl, then their classic tunic is your answer - it hits a little bit lower on the body.
Modern Citizen is a great place for cool classics and I could live in this cashmere sweater set with a side zip. Of course, Lou & Grey has tons of comfy sweaters like this drawstring tunic – you can wear loose or cinch it in. This wide-sleeved pullover from Madewell has a sweatshirt vibe and a cool boxy fit, perfect for Sunday mornings.
If you want to just keep it simple, you cannot go wrong with J. Crew’s everyday cashmere crewneck sweater - available in a million colors. At under $100 for 100% cashmere, a steal.
Of course, the look gets completed with white denim, like J. Crew’s Point Sur wide-leg crop jean (Mara’s been wearing the navy version for weeks now). I like Reformation’s wide legged cropped pants, made of 100% surplus denim. The jeans I’m wearing right now are mid-rise straight denim from DSTLD and I love the weight/feel.
Ok, last but not least, for my splurge/inspiration, check out this Isabel Marant sweater with a Southwestern vibe and loose threads, I love the raggedy look, so cool. (As much as Mara loves the minimalist look, I am a total sucker for things that are deconstructed and all torn up.)