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When temperatures start to dip below the 10 degree Celsius mark, we tend to abandon all efforts to look cute, and instead focus on comfort and warmth. It’s no surprise then, that many people reach for cozy, knit sweaters to combat the chill of those frigid winter days. In fact, the right sweater can be uber stylish while remaining ultimately comfortable. While the sweater and jeans combo is a seasonal staple, there are a number of different ways to wear winter’s classic knits. Whether you want a cool, laidback look or a chic, office-ready outfit, a great sweater can elevate your entire ensemble. We’ve rounded up some our favourite knit sweaters that prove that knitwear is perfect for any and every wintertime occasion.
J.O.A. Stevie Cableknit Sweater, $105: This oversized knit was made for those Sundays filled with brunching and lounging. The slouchy nature and uneven ribbing of this cable knit offer an edgy take on a preppy staple. Pair the white sweater with a pair of light-wash jeans in a relaxed fit for a laidback, cozy outfit. For an unexpected statement, try a pair of brightly coloured booties, or keep the vibe casual with a pair of chunky black loafers.
Olivia Palermo + Chelsea 28 Bell Sleeve Sweater, $139: Bona fide fashionistas will love this feminine take on the classic turtleneck. Layered bell sleeves offer dramatic volume to the otherwise fitted navy knit, while the ruffled turtleneck collar adds a luxe touch to the piece. Sutble perforated stitching compliments the sweater’s lightly ribbed texture. Offset the dynamic top with a pair of classic, tailored blue jeans. Finish off the look with a pair of simple flats in a bold pattern, like leopard print for an ensemble that is as perfect for after work drinks as it is for a business meeting.
Kendall + Kylie Oversized Cable Tunic Sweater, $352: This chic tunic allows the wearer to transition from day to night with ease. The wide, folded off the shoulder collar is perfectly on trend while the cable knit fabric gives it a cozy touch. During the day, wear it over top of tights and sneakers for a casual outfit. For date night or a holiday party, pair the tunic with sultry black over the knee boots, a classic black purse, and delicate gold jewelry for a look that is chic and flirty.
Alice and Olivia Era Embellished Wing Collar Sweater, $540: Take the knit sweater into the office with this glamorous sweater. A classic pullover turtleneck shape is updated with an embellished wing collar. Subtle puffed shoulders add an extra-feminine touch to the knit. Pair this chic wool piece with a boldly patterned a-line skirt in complimentary colours for a youthful yet elegant work ensemble. For a weather appropriate touch, pair the outfit with a pair of opaque black tights. Keep things monochrome with a pair of black high-heeled booties.