It seems that sweater season has arrived quickly this year, so it's time to stock up on fuzzy, cozy body blankets to fight off the late-fall chill. It's obvious that sweaters never go out of style, but sticking with the same lumpy pullover season after season isn't exactly cutting-edge. So update your closet with one of the many adorable and comfortable options available this year.
The cozy cardi: Everyone loves a lightweight cardigan since they can be worn through the spring and fall when temperatures can change drastically throughout the day. But what happens to these button-up favorites when winter rolls around? Cold weather calls for thick, long cardigans that add instant warmth when worn with T-shirts or dresses. The boutique in in Manayunk carries some thick cardigans that look great with a belt for some added structure. For a cheaper alternative, scour the racks at a local thrift store like or for oversized cardigans you can layer over long sleeved blouses.
The winter-print sweater: Back in 2010, Dolce and Gabbana showed a fall collection full of the snowflake-and-reindeer print sweaters you normally see in a ski lodge. As tacky as these prints can sometimes be, they have crept into many a store’s fall offerings. Even Target is stocking winter-print pullovers and tights. This classic print can be found most anywhere, even in consignment shops and secondhand stores. Pair your seasonal sweater with black skinny jeans or leggings and pair of tall boots to give the look some edge.
The sweater dress: From a day at the office to a Saturday night dinner date, the sweater dress is a stylish girl’s best friend in in the wintertime. Paired with thick leggings and some chic jewelry, a sweater dress can look polished and professional or fun and flirty depending on how you chose to wear it. Try looking in Quelque Chose in Chestnut Hill for sweater dresses in tons of sophisticated colors and patterns.
It hasn’t gotten so cold yet that we’re dressing strictly for warmth, so now is the time to have fun with cozy sweaters and versatile layers. Before you know it, these cute outfits will be covered with a winter coat and scarf.