Celebrating sweater weather with a few fresh looks.
By Mandy Nash
Style is where trends can meet taste and make something great. The problem with winter – and with sweats in particular – is that taste usually can't be bothered to come to the party. It only takes a smidge of style to make a real difference, so here are a few sweater weather-ready suggestions to inspire you to apply your taste to winter ensembles.
There are ways to wear sweats and not look like a Braam kid stunting at Sneaker Exchange. Here's how to wear sweats and look like you’re the Duchess of Cambridge watching a Wimbledon semi-final. Pair a velvet pleated skirt with a longer-length grey sweater and minimal pumps for a look that’s as office-appropriate as it is lovely.
Trends come and go but athleisure is no ordinary trend. It has redefined fashion forever, expanding terms like ‘wardrobe staple’ and ‘casualwear’ to include sneakers and the ever-popular logo sweat. Pick your brand, pair with denim and add an unexpected accent to stand out from the sport-influenced crowd, like these printed boots.
There’s also the option of using sweats for their original intended purpose: off-duty comfort. Coordinating colours gives this look the step up that it needs, because you can pull off anything if it appears to have been done on purpose. Matching sets will do that for you. We know what Karl Lagerfeld said about them, but paired with the popular dailyfriday padded jacket and a pair of nude canvas kicks... How could anyone say no?