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Two-Tone Perforated Knit Sweater
Vince
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We’ll kick off our week of sweaters with this jacquard cotton pullover from Vince. The knit combines a creamy white and deep navy stitched to look like it’s layered. Vince has always been a favorite resource for sweaters – we’ll feature a few throughout the week. With their high quality, and modern aesthetic that is still classic enough to stay in our wardrobe rotations for years, a Vince piece is worth every penny. The relaxed and stylish fit looks great on women who typically wear contemporary brands and on women who go for an easier, modern fitting brand. And just like the versatility of Vince’s fit, this sweater can take you lots of places...with a pair of wide leg navy trousers (like the sailor pants shown that can be purchased through the ‘shop it’ button, too), you can be office ready; and with a pair of jeans (white, blue, or even a pop color) or relaxed fitting twill trousers you can be brunch ready, which is so much more fun.
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02/17/2015

Spring Sweaters: The Necessity You Didn’t Know You Needed

Sweaters are a survival tactic in the cold days of winter. But for spring? They are just as essential. Instead of being the base to most outfits, they become our key layer for the cool air conditioned indoors, and the glorious evenings outdoors once the sun sets. And so their importance simply can’t be overlooked. Whispy cashmeres (yes, we absolutely adore summer weight cashmere), nubby linens, and chunky cotton, in pastels and neutrals, are all amazing options available to us this season. Cardigans and pullovers get instantly updated by adding a few new ones to our wardrobes in new colors and proportions. They still have a timeless quality, but they’ll feel modern and fresh when you pair with them with your favorite jeans for brunch or pencil skirt for the office. One of the things we love best about sweaters is the coverage they can provide. We’re not just talking about warmth. The weight of a sweater, even a lightweight one, can help conceal and smooth out bumps, where a finer knit (like a cotton tee) might not be as forgiving. And, of course, when layered over a top, they can help with the proportion of any outfit to slim, elongate, and create shape. Whether it’s for necessity or novelty, we’ve scoured the market for some of the best. Let’s face it, no one likes a cheap-looking sweater.

Take a look at a few of our favorites here, and then head over to Fashion Finds, to see more of our favorites for work, after 5, and casual dressing.
If you like something, just click on the “Shop It” button to buy it from our suggested retailer. And let us know what you think through the comments section below and on social media.
http://www.revolveclothing.com/central-park-west-boerum-hill-sweater-in-blackwhite/dp/CENT-WK219/
Central Park West - Boerum Hill Sweater
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Central Park West - Boerum Hill Sweater
Boerum Hill Sweater
Central Park West
Sold by: Revolve Clothing

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Gingham is one of the biggest patterns of the season, and we are completely drawn to its use in this Central Park West sweater. The black and white gingham fabric on the front is silk, creating a beautiful drape and flow. The rest of the sweater is simple black cotton though, so the gingham pattern doesn’t overwhelm. The hem has a small slit on each side, making the contemporary fit more relaxed. While you can certainly play with a colorful bottom to wear with it, by mixing the fabrics, it looks fresh with any black or white bottom – especially flared trousers or jeans.
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Ella Moss - Camino Cardigan
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Ella Moss - Camino Cardigan
Camino Cardigan
Ella Moss
Sold by: Piperlime

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There is an emerging trend of surfer-inspired sweaters that have a Baja, bohemian feel. Ella Moss’ interpretation is just the subtle nod that works for our modern stylings – not too trendy, but just the right amount of updated style. In just 2 sizes, XS/S or M/L, it’s a slouchy fit that looks great over so many things – as shown, with a white top and slim cargo pants or over a tank with your favorite broken-in jeans. Until it gets warmer, it also looks stylish over a simple black turtleneck.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/eileen-fisher-high-low-hem-organic-linen-v-neck-cardigan-regular-petite/3884187
Eileen Fisher - High/Low Hem Organic Linen V-Neck Cardigan
In XXS-XL, Regular and Petite, Eileen Fisher’s organic linen cardigan is truly for everyone. And click through the ‘shop it’ button to see how many wonderful colors it’s offered in – take your pick, pick more than one. We love this fresh seabreeze green. It’s an instant update, playing into the sweet, citrus colors of the season – and it looks great on most skin tones. With a hem that’s longer in the back, it’s a relaxed fit and silhouette that pairs with effortlessly with a simple tank top underneath and a slim pant. You’ll wear this for a more casual day at work, out to dinner, or on the weekends.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Vince-Crewneck-Zigzag-Mesh-Sweater-White/prod176010071_cat29750737__/p.prod
Vince - Crewneck Zigzag Mesh Sweater
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Vince - Crewneck Zigzag Mesh Sweater
Crewneck Zigzag Mesh Sweater
Vince
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You may be noticing the trend of sheer fabrics and designs in this season’s crop of sweaters. It’s such a feminine way to give a basic sweater some interest. And it’s an easy way to play with color – changing out your base layer (tank, tee, cami, or blouse, depending on the sweater and your mood) will make your sweater look new again. Here, Vince creates a zigzag pattern in this fresh, white pullover. We suggest playing into the white, by just wearing a nude or white cami underneath. Then, you can pair this easy fitting sweater with any bottom from jeans to a pencil skirt and any kind of trousers.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/theory-beylor-linen-blend-sweater/3935038
Theory - Beylor Linen Blend Sweater
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Theory - Beylor Linen Blend Sweater
Beylor Linen Blend Sweater
Theory
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Theory’s navy linen sweater has all the ease and versatility of a tee, with all sophistication and polish that Theory infuses in to all their contemporary work-ready pieces. It’s simple and easy fit is beautiful over a crisp white button down shirt, highlighting the burnout finish of the linen fabric. It can absolutely be worn on its own, too – just add a nude or dark cami.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Burberry-Brit-Waterfall-Open-Jersey-Cardigan-Sweaters/prod172480349_cat29750737__/p.prod
Burberry Brit - Waterfall Open Jersey Cardigan
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Burberry Brit - Waterfall Open Jersey Cardigan
Waterfall Open Jersey Cardigan
Burberry Brit
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Burberry’s pop of iconic plaid on the inside of the cascading front panels give this black cardigan an instant touch of class. The lightweight open cardi, in S-XL, is a bit longer – hitting just past the hips - and with its easy flowing shape, it’s an ideal layer for the office over a blouse or button down shirt or even a simple tee. Since the plaid uses Burberry’s classic tan, this sweater goes with everything – black, white, tan, and dark denim all look great.
http://www.whiteandwarren.com/cotton-mesh-hooded-jacket-49490
White + Warren - Cotton Mesh Hooded Jacket
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White + Warren - Cotton Mesh Hooded Jacket
Cotton Mesh Hooded Jacket
White + Warren
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White + Warren is a sweater resource, creating luxury staples that never disappoint. In the winter, their cashmeres are top notch, and in the spring…well, this cotton hooded sweater jacket is a true gem. We all love the ease and comfort of a zip-up hoodie, but White + Warren has taken it up a notch, so you’ll still feel pulled together and feminine when you add this to your casual outfit. The mesh and solid stitch combination gives it style and practicality for the spring and summer. The modern fit is easy, but not oversized. Wear this with jeans, twill pants, or even those nicer sweats you have. (Since this isn’t sweatshirt material, it’ll look cute – not like a sweat suit, thank you very much.)
http://www.intermixonline.com/product/exclusive+for+intermix+flecked+v+neck+sweater+.do
Exclusive for Intermix - Flecked V Neck Sweater
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Exclusive for Intermix - Flecked V Neck Sweater
Flecked V Neck Sweater
Exclusive for Intermix
Sold by: Intermix

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Intermix is a great small chain of boutiques that specialize in contemporary lines and a curated collection of brands that is always current and trend-right. This sweater, made just for them, is a style that is so simple – and exactly what we need in our spring wardrobes. It’s a relaxed contemporary fit, with a soft and cozy feel that is perfect for spring – whether you’re in the air conditioning of the office or sitting outside at your favorite restaurant with cocktails on a cooler spring evening. The hem is longer in the back, which looks great with any slimmer silhouette pants or jeans. And the neutral flecks of browns and blacks, in various shades, on the white ground are just perfection. You get the beauty of a white sweater without the truly pristine feel.
 

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I completely agree that sweaters are essential, even in spring. I get chilly very easily, so any hint of air conditioning or breeze makes me shiver. ... Read more
12/17/2018 10:28 PM
Kairi Gainsborough
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