Don’t be afraid to go bold or bright!
Brrrr… it’s cold outside! Winter chills got you down? Then it’s time to warm up in a cozy sweater!
We asked Melanie Pace, celebrity stylist, to tell us what’s hot for 2012.
Dare to wear eye-catching prints!
This season, it’s all about the graphics. Think fun cashmere sweaters with pictures of animals, cardigans with polka dots, and even cheetah print knits – and don’t be afraid to be loud! Just make sure to balance these bold statement pieces with tailored pants, or jeans.
Fair Isle is fair game! What used to be reserved for the ski lodge is now making it’s way onto the runway! Fair Isle sweaters are hot this season – even guys are catching on to the trend! Pacec says to pair this look with a more serious piece to stay age-appropriate. I love wearing mine with leggings and riding boots!
Hand Knit Sweater
Cozy up to chunky knits! Whether you’re a fan of oversized cable knits, or structured, thick wool sweaters, these pieces will keep you looking warm AND fashionable! And don’t worry, all types of fabrics are in – from cashmere to cotton! You can wear these multi-dimensional sweaters over anything, so don’t be afraid to layer!
Add some Southwestern flair to your look! Aztec or southwestern silhouettes are all the rage. Look for horizontal patterns and zig-zags on both long and short sweaters this season. Prefer something simpler? Then look for bold, horizontal stripes. You can layer these pieces over anything – from pants and tights to maxi dresses!
Southwestern Pattern Sweater
Bright-en up your wardrobe! Bright colors are totally in this season. Funky pinks, purples, yellows, and blues are popping up way before springtime. It’s the perfect way to heat up a cold winter day!
Mixed – Striped Sweater