Living in LA,November can still find you at the beach wearing shorts and sandals, BUT, the temperature drops quickly once the low winter sun goes down and a cool and cosy knit is in order. The hugely oversized knits I used to favour in my 20’s and 30’s have given way to a sleeker and more chic look, a sweater that can double duty for the evening and go glam for day or night is much more youthful and flattering . I love pieces that can be transitioned with the switch of a shoe and give effortless ease to your look.
This is a simple look for day to night, a soft grey cashmere, polka dot knit, worn with faux leather leggings, ankle boots and a simple white tee. A soft cashmere knit is perfect for not adding bulk, but keeping you cosy in the chill. layer with a white shirt or wear a top that is longer and slimmer than the sweater to keep everything streamlined and elongated. Look for knitwear that is cashmere, merino wool or a lightweight wool blend. Steer clear from anything that is overly chunky, has too much going on ( in the way of frills etc..), is too long ( above the natural hip line is more flattering), or is made from unforgiving fabrics that cling to ALL the wrong places.
I have found my favourite 5 knits that will take you from morning errands through to evening cocktails and back again!
This sugary pink confection of a hue is perfect to layer or wear tucked into denim for a casual day and is light enough to be worn with a 50’s style full midi skirt or midi brocade pencil skirt and heels for a modern take on evening style. The boatneck is perfect for balancing out proportions and gives a great waist. I love the deep cuffs too, which add a subtle pint of difference to this sweater.
$79.50 currently, 40% off with code THANKU from www.jcrew.com
This sparkly sweater with a subtle batwing sleeve is the perfect accompaniment to denim for daytime bling. Amp up the glam with (faux) leather leggings and heels. Perfect for those holiday soirees.
$79.50 from www.louandgrey.com
Chevron stripes and a tie at the neck give some serious 40’s meets the 70’s vibes for this Marc Jacob cashmere knit. Give velvet and corduroy pants a chic, but casual look with white sneakers and wear with heels and a metallic, midi skirt for the evening.
$329.00, on sale at www.barneys.com
This gorgeous soft grey wool sweater from Cinq A Sept with blush pink feather trim is a real go to piece. The loose peplum hem and ruffled cuffs are perfect with a slim leg to create a lean silhouette. A beautiful, luxe knit that will be on repeat.
$395.00, 20% – 30% off regular priced items at www.shopbop.com with code MORE17
This Marc Jacobs tassel sweater just had to be included, a gorgeous piece, it’s lined in silk and the fringing needs no introduction. Style it up with denim for my favourite dressed up , dressed down look. A fabulous pair of earrings and some suede point toe heels make this knit party season ready. This will be a go to season after season and is worth the price tag.\
$695.00, from www.saksfifthavenue.com