Wardrobe Basics- Sweaters For Layering And Warmth

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Today in my Wardrobe Basics series, sweaters. Finally, with sweater weather right around the corner, it is time to do a wardrobe check on your selection of sweaters for layering and warmth.

Today in my Wardrobe Basics series, sweaters. Finally, with sweater weather right around the corner, it is time to do a wardrobe check on your selection of sweaters for layering and warmth.

Wardrobe Basics- Sweaters For Layering And Warmth

Wardrobe Basics- Sweaters For Layering And Warmth

The Ultimate Sweater For Warmth

Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Lite Circle Cardigan is a great sweater for layering and warmth.
Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Lite Circle Cardigan

I have this sweater on right now. The material is the softest thing you will ever feel. Lightweight with … pockets, this is the ultimate lounging around the house sweater. I gave this sweater to the girls in my family and it was a HUGE hit. Makes the BEST Christmas present. Nordstrom has it in 13 colors including the newest, Rosewood.

Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan comes in 13 colors- this is the newest Rosewood
Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan comes in 13 colors- this is the newest Rosewood

Barefoot Dreams has several different styles of cardigans, but this is my favorite. Perfect for traveling on a plane, or even to add style and warmth to a casual outfit for a fall outdoor trip.

Barefoot Dreams Montecito Cardigan is a longer duster style
Barefoot Dreams Montecito Cardigan is a longer duster style

***If you are a QVC shopper, they also carry the Barefoot Dreams line. Keep an eye out, this may go on a special of the day

What Style Of Sweater Looks Best On My Body Type

When choosing a sweater, think less boxy and more fitted. The newest trend is to belt a boxy sweater to make it look more fitted and figure-flattering. In my post Wardrobe Basics- Tops That Flatter Your Figure, I talk about different necklines. The same recommendations apply to sweaters. V-necklines are flattering to all body types, cowl necklines that are not too overpowering, crew necklines are not as flattering but do provide a base to add scarves and jewelry. Beware of turtlenecks, some may make you look like you have no neck at all. The mock turtleneck is a better choice.

You want to make sure that the sweater does not hit you at your widest point or it will make you look larger.

You want to make sure that the sweater does not hit you at your widest point or it will make you look larger.

Treasure and Bond Mock Turtleneck belted
Treasure and Bond Mock Turtleneck belted
Luxe Knit Cowl Neck Sweater for a stylish look
Luxe Knit Cowl Neck Sweater for a stylish look
Target's A New Day line has a basic v-neck pullover sweater that is figure-flattering and lightweight
Target’s A New Day line has a basic v-neck pullover sweater that is figure-flattering and lightweight

Cardigans For Layering

Chicos Off The Rack has this perfect cardigan for layering, lightweight with a banded back waist to accentuate your figure
Chicos Off The Rack has this perfect cardigan for layering, lightweight with a banded back waist to accentuate your figure
Chicos Off The Rack has this perfect cardigan for layering, lightweight with a banded back waist to accentuate your figure
Chicos Off The Rack has this perfect cardigan for layering, lightweight with a banded back waist to accentuate your figure
Chicos Off The Rack Convertible Cardigan is a lightweight shorter cardigan I have worn all year round
Chicos Off The Rack Convertible Cardigan is a lightweight shorter cardigan I have worn all year round

The most popular style of sweaters is the cardigan. Look for cardigans that are lighter weight, less bulking for layering. Avoid cardigans with crew necks that button up, they are not as flattering. V-neck, shawl collar, or straight create a nice line that makes you look taller. Wear a darker color as a base layer to create a slimmer look.

The most popular style of sweaters is the cardigan.  Look for cardigans that are lighter weight, less bulking for layering.

Use Sweaters To Add Color And Style In Your Wardrobe.

Use Sweaters To Add Color And Style In Your Wardrobe for layering and warmth

Since most of my basic tops are black and navy, sweaters add color in my wardrobe. In addition to sweaters as a basic layering piece, I will add colorful scarves and statement jewelry to build a stylish outfit. I do not buy very expensive cashmere sweaters, instead, my collection consists of lighter weight pieces that are more fitting to my climate. This year I am adding shades of green to my collection. My closet looks like a kaleidoscope of colors. Now, I do have several black, gray, and white sweaters because they are great basics to have- but why not add some fun with color.

Do you have to right shoes for the season? Check out my Wardrobe Basics- Shoes You Need In Your Closet for recommendations.

Another wet day here in Alabama, I am doing a little fall cleaning today in my Barefoot Dreams Cardigan with my fall Harvest Yankee Candle burning. It feels like a warm cozy. Oh, and my daughter made chicken noodle soup yesterday so I have the leftovers for lunch- WINNING!.

About Nifty 50 Fabulous

Embracing and loving the life of an empty nester, I am a fashion and lifestyle blogger currently living in Birmingham, Al. I enjoy spending my time with friends and family including my sweet miniature schnauzers Gracie and Emma.

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