I have seen a fun little microtrend cropping up on Instagram: sweaters worn around shoulders or even diagonally across torso as an embellishment or accessory, and I love it.
One way to get the look? Double up on a sweater you love — I have several of Everlane’s $100 cashmere crewnecks in different colors, and now I am thinking of adding a second in a colorway I already own. (Note: for those who have experienced pilling with these sweaters, you must purchase one of these fabric shavers. They make old sweaters like-new!)
I also love the idea of pairing different sweaters in the same color but different textures that I already own to layer a la Mango (the model above is accessorizing this $60 knit with this $60 polo style sweater around her torso) — for example, I might pair my “bone” colored cashmere crewneck with my waffle-knit sweater around my shoulders. (And if you like the chunky necklaces seen above from high-end jewelry designer Lauren Rubinski, you will love this more affordable style from Perrine Taverniti. Such a chic investment for this fall. Very on trend.)
Finally, you can always let the designer do the work for you: this tie-detailed wool sweater from new-to-me label Le 17 Septembre is crazy chic.
P.P.S. Desk accessories I love.
P.P.P.S. A love letter to the Upper West Side.