Friday Distractions - Sweater. Weather.on
The days are still rather warm over here in sunny Santa Barbara, but let me tell you, the mornings and evenings are chilly. We are making our way into ideal sweater weather. Sweater. Weather. There are so many sweaters I’m excited about this month. So many, in fact, that I’ve had to divide them up into categories.
Long gone are the days that cardigans were relegated to “grandma sweater” territory. Cardigans are cozy, cute, and here to stay. Depending on where you call home, there’s a long season when a cardigan or wrap sweater can double as an outer layer and take the place of a jacket. In fact, our Alma Sweater is a gorgeous top layer that can easily be dressed up or worn more casually. If you’re in a proper winter or rain zone, it works well as a mid-layer. It’s a medium weight sweater that pairs well with jeans, leggings, even a dress, and is perfect for chilly mornings or cool evenings.
The Idlewood Sweater is a chunky, cozy heavyweight wool. It hits just below the hip, and the roomy fit makes it the kind of sweater I know I’ll want to wrap up in as the days get cooler. I have not one but two pumpkin patch field trips with my daughters this month, and I know for sure this is the sweater I’ll want on those chilly morning hayrides.
Crew Neck Sweaters
Next up is a classic: the crew neck. This season there are some really cute variations of this old favorite, and I’m looking forward to more dips in temperature so I can pull them on. The Whitcomb Sweater is a medium-weight striped boxy sweater that basically screams preppy comfort. What I like about this sweater is that I could lean into its classic style and pair it with jeans and a basic mule or even a tennis shoe, or I could lean into the funky elements like the boxy cut and the dropped shoulder seams, and pair this top with leggings and booties. Pro tip: Some of the colors in this sweater are marked down. I suggest taking advantage of the sale and grabbing two!
The Estes Sweater is similarly versatile. It’s thick and boxy with a standard high neckline, but the wide roll-cuff sleeves and short length make it unique and fun. I love that it’s a cold-weather crop, so I don’t have to worry about baring my belly when I’m dropping my kids at soccer practice. Plus, the extra smidge of length means that the sweater hits just below the waist of my high-rise jeans or leggings. It’s a great way to embrace a cropped style without sacrificing comfort.
Speaking of comfort: the Walsh sweater is going to be the fall/winter cold weather sweater of our dreams. The heavy gauge cable knit is so warm and gorgeous. I’m desperate for some cold days so that I can bust out this lovely marled crew neck. Like the other sweaters in our crew neck collection, the Walsh can be dressed up with jeans and heels or pulled over a tank top and paired with some leggings.
The Montrose Turtleneck is maybe the cutest turtleneck I’ve ever seen. I’m fairly short in the torso, and my neck is not long, so I’ve always felt a little insecure about leaning into the turtleneck trend. However, the loose-fitting style of Montrose is really appealing. And the big seller, for me, is the back buttons. Yes, it buttons up the back. Honestly, that detail couldn’t be cuter, and I can’t wait to throw this sweater on and wear it everywhere.
You can probably tell that I’m thrilled with this line-up of cozy knit goodness. I hope you are too. I’d love for you to pop into the comments on Instagram and share your favorite fall sweaters with me!
Ps. It's not a full Friday distraction without some tunes and a pick-me-up cocktail after the long week. It's been heard before but there's something about "Cold Little Heart" by Michael Kiwanuka that just feels right when talking about Sweater Weather. Paired with a "Coffee Old Fashioned" by Ashley Rosé over at Craft + Cocktail.