Wondering how to spruce up last season’s sweaters? It’s super easy to breathe new life into basic cardigans and pullovers by adding sequins, studs, bows, and floral accents. Want to repurpose that cashmere v-neck you accidentally threw in the dryer? (I totally did that last night, by the way. Heartbreaking.) With a little crafting savvy, you can turn your old sweaters into cozy pillows, funky candle holders, mittens, or boot socks. If you’re ready to overhaul your fall sweater wardrobe, click through for 10 fun DIY ideas!
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This season, chunky sweaters with unexpected patters are the ultimate weekend wear. These comfy layers provide much needed warmth, without looking frumpy. If only my knitting skills were up to the challenge of mixing cable, pom-pom, and diamond patterns into one design! I guess I’ll just be knitting simple scarves and buying all of my mixed knit sweaters this year. Check out a few that will put your classic cable knits to shame.
Looking for a way to be glamorous this fall? When I stumbled across this Karl Lagerfeld metallic knit sweater, I fell in love with the style but not the price. This easy to wear sweater can easily be paired with fitted skirts, shorts, jeans, and leggings. The metallic compliments this season’s bold buckled trend. Can you blame me for my obsession? After a through search, I found these two low-priced versions that had me considering silver and gold!
Animals on sweaters: not just for kids! They can be chic and sophisticated and add a dose of whimsy to the most serious adult wardrobe. Trust me. Or don’t, and click through this gallery of must have animal sweaters. But warning: if the fox wearing glasses sweater is sold out before I get a chance to buy one, I’m blaming you.
I am still pretty securely in denial that summer is ending and fall is just around the corner, but in those rare moments when I allow myself to consider the cold temps on the horizon, its been to think about buying sweaters. I have been jonesing for this black sweater with leather pockets from J. Crew for, like, a month now, but $158 is a lil’ much. So when I came across this ASOS version — that I actually kind of prefer – for a third of the cost, I was like, Boom! Fall, get at me, bro! I am ready for you!
Stores are starting to fill with strapless summer dresses and tiny denim shorts, but in most parts of the country, it’s still very much sweater weather. A sweater with some kind of little embellishment–sequins, studs, pearls, beads–will help you add texture and interest to your last winter outfits and easily transition into spring. Click through for eight awesome options!
It’s waaaayyyy too cold to leave the house this weekend, so make the most of your indoor time by transforming an old sweater into a cozy new pillow cover. The process is surprisingly easy, and when you’re done you can cuddle up with the fruits of your labor and take a nice, long nap. [Brassy Apple]
A short-sleeved sweater seems, you know, to totally miss the point of being a sweater. Sweaters should keep you warm and cozy and protected. But! What a short-sleeved sweater lacks in arm-covering it makes up for with style. SS sweaters are great for layering — wear a long-sleeved shirt underneath, or a pretty, frilly blouse to dress up your winter wardrobe. Plus, the whole not having sleeves thing will make it easier to get your winter coat on. Promise, it really works.
After the jump, 10 short-sleeved sweater options, for your pleasure.
I consider myself something of a pullover sweater connoisseur in that I am never not wearing one. Why wear real clothes when you can just throw a sweater on? This year, I’m loving them in warm, thick knits and relaxed crew-neck silhouettes, perfect for wearing alone or layering over collared shirts. Check out 10 of my top picks in the gallery above!
You guys, Bill Cosby has a very important question, and when Bill Cosby has a question, it is in your best interest to give Bill Cosby an answer. So let me relay it to you: Mr. Cosby, and/or whoever represents Mr. Cosby on this here Internet, tweeted, “Over the years, I have worn many sweaters. Tell me which is your favorite.” Well now! I could pick 50 favorites, just off the top of my head (holler at my major high school depressive episode where I laid on the couch in a bathrobe watching reruns for two years straight!), but to make things a little easier on those of you not as well-versed in the subtleties of the Huxtable family wardrobe, Bill has attached a very cool poll on his website with photos of himself (as Cliff Huxtable, natch) sporting an array of sweaters. I will have you know that the 24 options currently presented are just round 1 — eventually, of all the Cosby sweaters Bill Cosby has worn, one sole sweater will emerge victorious, and I think you definitely want to make sure that it’s your favorite sweater. [Gothamist, photo via Cosby Sweaters]