Don’t be fooled by the crop tops and tiny cutoff jeans that will soon occupy store fronts now that the Christmas shopping madness has fizzled. With January just beginning, sweater weather is at its peak, and with the commercial world’s premature transition from winter to spring and summer, now is the perfect time for sales on cozy winter sweaters. But sometimes throwing on the same familiar knit over a pair of jeans feels as dull as the grey weather outside. Covering up a perfectly polished outfit with humdrum threads can be a bummer, but with bold colors, diverse textures, and some creative layering, the right sweater can serve as the highlight of an ensemble. Snuggle up in one of these comfortable statement pieces.
After the sparkle of the holidays has faded, brighten up winter’s bleakest days with rich colors and eclectic patterns. Flowy boho skirts pair flawlessly with chunky sweaters and boots and are perfect for those free spirits longing for the easy airy shapes and intricate details of summer’s festival fashions. This sweater’s variegated threads are the perfect compliment to busy bottoms and vibrant accessories.
Red garments don’t have to retire into the dark corners of your closet after the Christmas lights have been boxed up and the last lingering crumbs of gingerbread have long been swept away. Keep red sweaters classic and out of North Pole territory with simple black and basic denim. Deep velvet Dr. Martens add textural interest and the rich color is perfect for this time of year.
Black is effortlessly chic. Mix this sweater’s soft, delicate textures with angular accessories, gold accents, and a classic, timeless red lip.
Though often overlooked, primary colors mix together beautifully and effortlessly. Basic hues can appear a bit elementary. Avoid looking like a box of crayons by incorporating variations of the simple tones. Subdued mustard yellow, rich wine, and deep electric blue are a mature take on basic primary colors. The mix of familiar hues is cheerful without being obnoxious. Sport a patterned piece to pull together the myriad of hues while keeping the rest of the look solid for balance.
This baggy forest green pullover is a gorgeous accompanied with structured jeans and geometric jewelry. The deep color can work with dark neutrals or a few soft, pastel accents.