The Sweaters You Need

If it was up to me all I would wear from September to March is sweaters. Honestly that’s about all I do wear, peppered in with some dresses here and there.

I would also have an entire closet and budget dedicated to buying sweaters, but again, I live in a one bedroom apartment with limited closet space and a social worker budget.

So I’m going through my three sweaters I believe everyone should have, although I’d have so many more if I had the space!

1. The Lightweight Tunic Sweater

Sweater (similar) | Jeans | Booties (similar) | Necklace | Earrings

A tunic sweater allows you to wear jeans and leggings without your butt hanging out. I love leggings, but I’m never comfortable wearing them without a shirt or sweater covering my butt. A lightweight tunic sweater is casual enough to wear around the house, but pair it with jeans and booties and it’s nice enough for a dinner party.

2. The Big Cardigan

Sweater (similar) | Shirt | Jeans | Booties (similar) | Necklace (similar) | Earrings

A big, fluffy, knit sweater is a necessity for anyone who works in an office or travels a lot. I leave this swaeter at work and tend to use it daily when I’m cold all year long and also use it whenever I fly or am in the car for more than 4 hours. It’s a big thick sweater but also looks chich paired with slimming pieces. It’s also extremely comfortable which sells it for me.

3. The Cashmere Sweater

Sweater (similar) | Jeans | Booties | Necklace Large Triangle | Necklace Three Triangles | Earrings 

If you don’t buy any other sweater I truly recommend a cashmere sweater. Once you own even a low grade cashmere sweater, you understand why they are so desirable. They can be worn year round depending on their ply and are so lightweight and warm.

Linked below I have my two favorite types. The first is from Macy’s and these sweaters are a great place to start with cashmere. And during the Macy’s Black Friday sale they are only $40, which is an absolute steal. That is the cheapest I have ever seen them all year long and I always buy one or two for my husband and myself.

My other favorite is the sweater I have pictured by Vince. It is thicker ply cashmere but it falls so well on me and has held up amazingly. Again, check Sak’s around Christmas for a much cheaper price.

Also, I do dry clean these sweaters, but I use Dryell the at home system. Bringing them to a cleaner would be too expensive for how often I wear them.

There are plenty of other types of sweaters out there, ski sweaters, ribbed sweaters, sweater dresses, etc. but these three pieces I consider essential to my closet. What are your sweater essentials?

  1. Stacey

    October 2, 2017 at 10:54 am

    I love sweaters and truly wish sometimes I could wear them more often. My favorite right now is the oversized cardigan because they are so comfortable and go with so much.

    xoxo
    Stacey
    @stylingsofstacey | http://staceylyynn.wixsite.com/stylingsofstacey

  2. Mikayla

    October 2, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Love all the sweater ideas, fall is my favorite season!

  3. mary

    October 2, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    I love the cream cardigan. A great neutral piece to go with everything!

  4. Dawn Melissa

    October 2, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    I’m obsessed with sweaters. Already updating my collection!

  5. Brigitta

    October 2, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    I love that cardigan, looks comfy 🙂

  6. Nicole

    October 2, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    LOVE your sweaters! I am a big fan of chunky sweaters, but never wear them unless they’re a little flowy and look great with leggings! Happy fall!

  7. LaToya C

    October 2, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    I love all of these! I’m so glad it’s fall and I can finally pull out my sweaters!

  8. La Shell

    October 3, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Love the cream one with the stripe! Would never think to pair those two. Thanks for the idea!

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