What’s our perfect date??? “April 25th because it’s not too hot, it’s not too cold and all you need is a light jacket!!” Brownie points if you can guess the movie 🙂 While we’re not talking about April we ARE talking about light jackets (or in this case sweaters). I know I know that was kind of a stretch, but blink once if you followed my train of thought. Good, let’s proceed.
The light sweater is an art. It’s oftentimes closer to a layering piece rather than a stand-alone, and in a lot of instances, can work like a jacket. It’s the perfect piece for “is it summer or is it fall??” weather, which is timely given it’s the end of August and grocery stores are already pushing Halloween pumpkins upon entrance (PUT IT AWAY RALPHS). So let’s get into the limbo season clothing staple: light sweaters.
The cardigan is incredibly classic, so much so that I don’t think I need to explain just how to wear it or what it entails. We love a good grandpa cardi & highly recommend them for these warm/cool nights!
The pullover is arguably the most classic category of the light sweaters. It’s the fisherman sweater, the turtleneck, or the classic cashmere. You know it, love it, and probably have a bunch. These are the best to layer over a striped button-down or t-shirt (we love a little pattern popping out of these) and they’re great to tie around your waist and throw on if you get chilly during an early fall night. If you don’t have a good pullover sweater or are in the market for some new ones, here are some picks!
My personal current fav, ruffle sweaters are all over at this time and I am NOT upset. The details are so cute and they’re perfectly dainty & light for summer and fall. Some have a shoulder ruffle, some have a neck ruffle, and some have all of the above. Any ruffle is a good ruffle these days IMHO, here are our picks:
This can lean more “jacket” or “sweatshirt” at times but I am HEAVILY into the quarter-zip at this moment in time. Knit quarter-zips are certainly in as well, which is why I’m including them in the light sweater category, and they last for YEARS. Here are our favs for this (in-between) season:
The Collared Knit
Last but certainly not least is the preppy cute collared sweater! We all need more of these in our lives. They’re SO cute, generally pretty lightweight, and can lean into that coastal grandma/preppy thing we are all loving so much right now! If you’re in the market, here’s our curated list (it’s basically all the shopping done for you!!) I really want that Alex Mill one – SO CUTE.
That’s all folks! Happy light sweater-ing! See ya in the comments below 🙂
Opener Image Credit: Photo by Veronica Crawford | From: The 3 Stylish, Comfortable Pants I Wear ALL the Time (That Don’t Feel Like I’m Wearing Pants)
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