We all fill our closet with a certain level of impulse buys. I always find myself buying a plethora of loud and out there sweaters. While a trendy piece can seem fun for a season or two, it eventually seems outdated and uninteresting. You need staple pieces. You especially need staple sweaters, because sweaters have a big task to accomplish. They have to work well with many other things in your closet: workwear, jackets, pants, dresses, skirts...pretty much everything except your swim suit. Thus I've dedicated this week to the five essential sweaters you need in your closet.
The V-neck is naturally slimming and versatile, both of which are important things for almost anyone's lifestyle. You're ready for work or play.
PERK: It doubles as a top when you aren't in the mood to handle layering.
JUST ADD: dark denim + a pointed toe pump
4. Shawl Collar
This sweater is all about the one thing we all love about sweaters: the COZY factor. Slip into this outfit, and you'll remember exactly why you love this season.
PERK: It's perfect when running to the grocery store or a walk in the park.
JUST ADD: classic white tee + colorful pant + infinity scarf
3. Maxi Sweater
One of my favorite elements to play with in style is proportion. The Maxi Sweater gives any outfit a playful touch. Dress it up, dress it down. It's a piece that works well with your other closet classics.
PERK: This simple piece can become eye-catching just because of it's relationship to other parts of your outfit.
JUST ADD: mini skirt + booties + graphic tee
2. Cropped Sweater
This is my favorite piece during the couple weeks when it's not quite necessary to have something heavier.
PERK: This sweater accentuates your sexy, feminine shape.
Just ADD: High-waisted skirt + flats
This is a piece for all occasions. Whether you love neutrals or a big pop of color, add this piece to any outfit for a sophisticated finish.
PERK: It goes with everything from grandma's pearls to a body con dress.
Just ADD: tank + midi skirt + statement necklace