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What to Wear with Sweaters


While the main purpose of a sweater is to keep you cool, sweaters can also be worn to help make you look cool. There are many different styles of sweaters to choose from these days which is good news because it means that your options for what to wear with your sweaters are pretty much wide open.

What you will wear with your sweater will depend on the type of sweater that it is and what the occasion of the day calls for. Here are some different ways in which you can look good in a variety of different sweaters:

Sweater vest: A sweater vest can be a great alternative to a full and bulkier sweater. Sweater vests look especially good when worn over top of a white button down shirt and tie such as one you would wear to the office. A sweater vest can also be worn over top of a long sleeved collared shirt on the golf course to provide you with the warmth you need without hindering your play like a bulky full length sweater might do.
Cardigan sweaters: Cardigan sweaters look great with a variety of outfits. You can wear them with khaki pants and your favorite shirt or you can use them to dress up a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. The important thing to remember with cardigans is that they tend to be a bit on the formal side so when choosing your outfits to go with your cardigans, choose accordingly.
Full length sweaters: These sweaters are a great fashion piece and sort of resemble a sweater trench coat. They go great with anything that the ladies like to wear from jeans to dress pants. If the sweater is a dark color then you will want to go with a lighter colored undershirt and vice-versa. This look is tied in perfectly with a black pair of high heels. Depending on the situation you may want to have the sweater opened or closed slightly.
Multi colored sweaters: Most of the sweaters you see these days are solid colors but there are still a good deal available that have multi colors or patterns such as stripes, especially for the ladies. The perfect pairings with these types of sweaters are a white pair of pants or white colored jeans. You can choose to go with heels or pumps with this look and either will look great.
Holiday sweaters: Ok these are a bit much at times but if you get hit with the holiday bug then go for a nice holiday sweater. You can wear your holiday sweater with jeans or even a pair of khaki pants and you will look both festive and great at the same time. For the holiday look go for a pair of comfortable flats if you are a woman or a pair of cozy loafers if you are a man.

While the main function of the sweater will always be to keep you warm, sweaters will always have the ability to help you look better if you just take the time and let them.

What To Wear In The Fall


Fall is arguably the most beautiful season of the year. The jewel tones of the trees create a welcoming landscape that warms the heart. The harvest season tends to bring joy to people as they remember to be thankful for their many blessings. The beginning of getting ready for Christmas, the most exciting time of the year, is also a part of what makes fall such an enjoyable season. However, the weather is starting to turn colder and winter is just around the corner. It is often harder and harder to predict how the next day’s weather will be and therefore choosing clothes is difficult. Yet, you can make some great choices that will easily carry you through any fall day.

Early fall often has some days of Indian Summer, where the temperature is still as warm as real summer. However, the nights will typically quickly remind you that it is indeed fall. Therefore if you are enjoying a warm early fall, it is nonetheless important to keep a light jacket or sweater on hand for the evening. If you are wearing shorts and plan to get home late, a pair of jeans to change into is a good idea also. The good part of Indian summer is that you get to wear your summer clothes a little longer and more slowly move into fall fashions. For those who live in areas that are very hot, often fall doesn’t come fast enough and they will wear fall clothes before the weather is truly cool enough. This is workable if you remember to layer so that you can remove some clothes if you are too warm.

Regular fall clothes are just simply those items that you might continue to wear in the winter but with heavier outerwear. Sweaters, jeans, long pants, skirts with tights, long-sleeved T-shirts, button-down shirts with a T-shirt underneath and blazers are all typical fall clothes. Heavier weight fabrics are also a hallmark of the season, as the skirts and pants you wear in the summer will be much lighter than your fall ones. This season also is often marked by wearing socks. In summer, socks tend to collect dust in the drawer as we enjoy sandals and flip flops. Fall brings closed shoes and matching socks. For business wear, it means back to hose or tights.

If you tend to get a little down as the fall wears on, opt for clothing in the warm, rich tones of autumn. Golds, burgundies, browns and oranges are warm, happy colors that will elevate your mood. Often fall fashions are found predominantly in these colors. Explore the colors that are popular this fall and choose the ones that make you smile or relax.

Get your fall wardrobe out of the back of your closet and update it with a few choice items to make it fashionable again. Take joy in familiar textures, substantial clothes and the feel of more fashionable garments. Enjoy fall and all the wonderful styles that make it a fun season.