Where does the time go?
One minute it's the end of July and I'm writing about some of my go-to brands and the next minute it's mid-October and I realize I haven't blogged in ages!
I am not one to sing Autumn's praises: It makes me think of endings and of having to wait six months for spring. I'm a warm weather girl all the way. But one bonus of dipping temperatures is that I get to snuggle up in cosy knits. Here are seven that will help keep out the chill:
The Wilfred (Aritzia) Cyprie Cashmere Sweater
It has a mock turtleneck, and it's slightly cropped, making it a good pairing with higher waisted pants and jeans. It comes in three colours and at $168, the price is pretty good for cashmere.
Wilfred (Aritzia) Jara Cashmere Sweater
Aritzia has a lot of pretty sweaters this season, including this one. I bought the same style last year in light grey and I love it. Yellow doesn't look great against my face, but if you can pull it off, GET IT. It's soft, it's luxurious, it's buttery delicious. $198
Rails Green Leopard Sweater
Animal print how I love thee, let me count the ways! Leopard truly is the new neutral, and I can't seem to get enough of it, especially now that we're seeing it in other colours. This green leopard Rails sweater is a wool blend, and also a bit cropped. (Seeing a trend here?) Available at Things We Love for $200.
Rails Percy Sweater
Another piece from Rails, a brand that started out by making super soft plaid shirts and is now killing it in the sweater game too. The artfully-placed stars give an otherwise basic grey sweater some sparkle. If I didn't go a bit overboard on the star motif in the past couple of years, I would snap this up. Available at Twist.
Gap Multicolour Stripe Crewneck Sweater
There is something about a brightly coloured striped sweater that really lifts my spirits. (I have one from last season, but the stripes are a bit thinner.) This one is a soft wool blend and a reasonable $89.
White + Warren Puff Sleeved V-Neck Cashmere Sweater
I borrowed this one for the shoot and fell in love. It's a beautiful warm tobacco (a big colour this season) and it's completely luscious and luxurious. It's also a pretty penny. But I do believe it will be a piece that you'd wear for years to come. Available at Twist Fashions $515.
Everlane Cashmere Rib Boat Neck Sweater
Of all the necklines, I find the boatneck is the most flattering on pretty much every body type. (V neck is another good go-to.) This icy blue number also comes in grey and black. (I'm trying to tell myself I don't need another black sweater.) Everlane is available online but is currently having a pop-up in Nordstrom $215.
When it comes to buying sweaters, a few shopping tips:
- I do find that paying a bit more for quality generally gives you a better sweater that will last longer and look better over time.
- A tighter weave usually means less pilling.
- While cashmere is often more expensive, because it's hand washable, I end up saving money with the cleaning costs in the long run.
- I recommend a sweater comb that can help remove pilling. The one from Laundress works quite well.
- And of course, fold your sweaters, don't hang them, so that they don't stretch out.