How To Wear (and shop for) Winter's Biggest Trend

The winter months have us investing in some cozy knits and cardigans that will still work in the spring.
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The winter months have us investing in some cozy knits and cardigans that will still work in the spring.
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Colder temps require cozy layers, and this season there are plenty to choose from. Blanket coats, heavy color blocked knits, hooded cardigans, and no-closure wraps are filling up the stores.

While there are plenty of places to cut corners and save on your wardrobe, we recommend not skimming on knits; prices are determined by the quality and source of the yarn. It’s more than likely that the more you spend, the warmer and cozier you will be. The good news to all this: sweaters are not something that go out of style.

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To take some of the edge off your wallet, be strategic and hit up some of the amazing post-holiday sales. You’re sure to find well-made sweaters in finely finished wool and whisper weight cashmere at affordable prices. It’s always better to hunt for an expensive piece or two that you absolutely love rather than buy stacks of inexpensive sweaters each season. The payoff: caring for high quality knits properly will earn you an enviable collection—no one wants bags of stretched-out, faded, and cheap thrills.

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Thick, oversized cardigans are the most versatile: they can be tucked under your heavy winter coats now, but function stand alone jackets in a few short months. Ideal for travel and perfectly suited for the office or the house, there are few pieces in your closet that will work as hard.

Find this exact sweater coat here (available in several colors) or shop similar looks here:

To Buy: COLOUR-BLOCK CARDIGAN ($125)

To Buy: ALPACA CAPE ($60)

To Buy: SHAWL CARDIGAN ($168)

To Buy: CENTER STRIPED CAPE ($68)

To Buy: BOUCLE CARDIGAN ($395)

p.s. Speaking of versatile wardrobe staples, cheek out our favorite shirtdress!