A good knit cardigan, a cashmere sweater, and a tweed coat are classic pieces that no wardrobe can be without. Winter temps usher in “sweater weather.”
The cold weather is officially year, so it’s time to say goodbye to afternoons out in the sun, flowing dresses, and evenings in sandals (well, unless you live in a mild climate). But this nostalgia for hot weather doesn’t last long because the beginning of autumn also means the beginning of the so-called “sweater weather”.
It’s time for everyone to put on their favorite knits and carry around a hot cappuccino or pumpkin spice latte. Cloudy days and cold winds are on their way. “Sweater weather” season runs from late September to early April, in which time we fill our wardrobes with knits so as to keep warm against the cold.
Knitwear pieces elevate any look, whether in the form of dresses, ponchos, sweaters, and vests. Our entire wardrobe gets transformed by cloud-like fabrics like wool and cashmere. Sweater weather is one of the best times of year because all of our outfits look more luxurious and approachable.
As is the case every fall season, the designers’ runways were full of their own takes on this type of garment. We saw classic sweaters from Alberta Ferretti and cut-outs from Loewe and Valentino. Balmain, Etro, and Chanel gave us vibrantly colored knits. Then there were dresses, from Ami, Blumarine, Carolina Herrera, Ferragamo, in different lengths and styles: slip dresses and long-sleeved bodycons. Finally, there were total looks by Burberry, Fendi, Courrèges, and Miu Miu. Knitwear is one of the most versatile elements in fashion. It can be rendered in scarves, ponchos, capes, gloves, and bags.
Choose between light woven pieces that go perfectly under a bomber or a vest to wear over a shirt or dress. Knitwear adapts to any style and occasion.
Ideal for those transitional months and days. They allow you to stay warm without feeling suffocated. A vest works perfectly under a jacket. Choose clothing in classic tones or dare to wear colorful prints.
A good knit sweater is a wardrobe staple. Choose from cashmere—perfect for layering in outfits—or something chunkier that makes you feel comfortable and warm. Both are timeless and elegant options.
Scarves, ponchos, or capes
Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could wear a cashmere blanket out in the street? As it is not yet socially acceptable, the next best thing is a good poncho, an oversized scarf, or a knit cape.
Unlike sweaters, these garments can be worn open or closed, so you get two pieces in one. This look can be very elegant and classic or casual and youthful. You can choose from fitted or oversized silhouettes, depending on your style.
Knitwear dresses are one of the most adaptable garments for that in-between season. When the season is just starting out, you can wear a knitted slip dress, and then when the cold really starts, choose a long sleeve dress with a turtleneck.
Wool, tweed, cashmere, or cotton: different textiles that make the most wonderful coats. Whether solid or patterned, a woven coat is an investment piece because it’s timeless and goes with everything in your closet.
These are just a few options of the knitwear garments out there for the season. If you’re like me, then you’re a fan of sweater weather and already have a couple of go-to pieces in your wardrobe. What I love about sweaters is how you can feel cozy even outside. And, remember that knitwear never goes out of style.