*Image above via the ultra-chic Therese H. rocking an ultra-covetable SEA sweater and red Gucci loafers.
In case you are (like me) beginning to work on your fall wardrobe, I thought I’d share a couple of designer sweaters I love accompanied by looks for less. To be honest, I have made sparing investments in knitwear to date, often preferring to invest in denim and shoes. This way, I can lean into less expensive trends for tops/sweaters and wear the same shoes/denim season after season. This year, I’m trying more of a hybrid approach: investing in a few key sweaters (bonus when they are high-end but on sale!) that are more classic-leaning and then filling in the rest with looks for less. Below, a few favorites…
NAUTICAL STRIPED HALF ZIP — HIGH: LA LIGNE BASTIEN SWEATER // LOW: ASOS
RAINBOW STRIPES — HIGH: OLIVIA RUBIN // LOW: GAP
SLOUCHY MOCKNECK — HIGH: ANINE BING // LOW: FREE PEOPLE
IVORY CABLEKNIT — HIGH: NILI LOTAN // LOW: H&M
PINK HALF-ZIP — HIGH: ISABEL MARANT // LOW: VARLEY
OVERSIZED ATHLETIC STRIPE TWEED CARDI — HIGH: GUCCI // LOW(ER): MAJE
PUFF-SLEEVED, MARLED KNIT CARDI — HIGH: ULLA JOHNSON // LOW: EN SAISON
DRAMATIC COLLAR — HIGH: SEA // LOW: &OTHER STORIES
FLORAL EMBROIDERED CARDI — HIGH: SHRIMPS // LOW: MANGO OR &OTHER STORIES
TEXTURED BALLOON-SLEEVED CARDI — HIGH: BYTIMO // LOW: TARGET
GREEN TWEED KNIT CARDI — HIGH: MAJE // LOW: MANGO
SLOUCHY PINK MOHAIR — HIGH: ACNE STUDIOS // LOW: COS
PUFF-SLEEVED IVORY TEXTURED KNIT — HIGH: ULLA JOHNSON // LOW(ER): TUCKERNUCK
KNIT COLLAR CARDIGAN — HIGH: BYTIMO // LOW: MANGO, &OTHERSTORIES, OR TARGET
NAUTICAL STRIPE PULLOVER — HIGH: KULE // LOW: H&M
BUTTON-UP CHUNKY KNIT — HIGH: ALICE WALK // LOW: MANGO
BUTTON-KNIT LONGLINE TWEED CARDI — HIGH: CHANEL // LOW: MANGO
FLEECE TURTLENECK — HIGH: DUDLEY STEPHENS (<<BUT ON SALE HERE!) // LOW: BURTON OR GAP
RHINESTONE-BUTTON CARDI — HIGH: HILL HOUSE // LOW: H&M (NOT A PERFECT MATCH, BUT IF IT’S THE BLING YOU’RE AFTER…)
Finally, two chunky cropped/fitted styles that remind me of past-season ACNE worth sharing: this Banana Republic and this H&M.
P.S. Lessons in baking.
P.P.S. More great fall finds.
P.P.P.S. Do you think you have metamorphosed between selves? Or do you see yourself as one continuous evolution of the same person?