Knits are basics in the cold season
Knits are great to add color to our wardrobe. They are also comfortable and most of them do not require ironing. When wearing knits think beyond chunky heavy sweaters and jackets. Seasonless, light knits are great investments and layering pieces. Layering is a great trend this fall. Thin jersey allows for great cuts and tailoring. Thus, there are lots of options for ageless style in knits and there are no reasons for wearing baggy and chunky knits when temperatures drop into the single or negative digits.
Knits that work for mature women
Here is list of knits and styling options of what works and what isn’t great fashion over 40 according to my experience as well as some inspirations how to style knits. Get inspired.
Samantha Brown jersey wrap dress with a delicate print c/o HSN, accessorized with wood watch c/o Jord, worn with own Dr. Scholl wedges, Jones New York cardigan, and Kate Moss for Longchamp satchel
eShakti fit-and-flare color blocked cotton jersey dress with Anne Klein pumps and brooch (all own)/>
GNW cashmere V-neck sweater with Burberry skirt and opera length pearl necklace (all own)
Moda International long silk cashmere cardigan worn over Ruby Belle plaid sheath dress with GNW tights (all own)
Anne Klein cable knit turtleneck sweater with Newsport News leather pants, pearls, Kieselstein Cord belt, H-buckle, and Christian Louboutin pumps (all own)Eddie Bauer Fair Isle sweater with Ann Taylor leather pencil skirt, Kieselstein Cord belt, GNW tights, and Vince Camuto boots (all own)
- Knit skirt with cardigan as an unmatched suit
- Silk or cashmere sweater with and evening dress
- A cardigan instead of a blazer
- Cardigan over a shift or sheath dress
- Jersey layering top or cashmere/silk sweater under a sheath or jumper
- Tailored wool or cashmere sweater knit coats or jackets
- Cotton jersey tailored dresses
- Turtleneck Fair Isle sweater in natural colors with a pencil skirt, wool pants (for work in winter) or dark jeans on the weekend
- Fishermen cable-knit sweater with pencil skirt or wool pants (for work in winter) with jeans (for weekend)
- Tight and super mini knit dresses (sausage alert) with over-the-knee boots (too young)
- Baggy knit dresses
- Shapeless knit skirt plus baggy knit sweater/jacket combinations
- 50s’ cropped cardigans with beading along the neck and at the end of the sleeves
- Fair Isle vests
- Holiday sweaters
- Crochet bikinis
- Woodstock type crochet coats, jackets, vests or sweaters. It looks like you want to re-live your youth again. We are happy with who we are!
- Knit ponchos
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Do you like wearing knits? What’s your favorite, sweater, cardigans, or dresses? Where do you wear them? How do you wear your knits? Have you already stocked up on knits for the cold season? Do you prefer knit tops or dresses? Let me know, I am curious. Send me an email.
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