STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Structured Sweaters

Fall is upon us and after a scorching summer, we are welcoming the crisp air and crunching of leaves. It’s finally time to say goodbye to shorts and flip-flops and hello to our favorite fall knits. While oversized sweaters with leggings are a fall outfit of choice among Miami students, I admire this Fashionista’s fresh take on a fall sweater.

Rather than the usual wrap sweaters and oversized knits, this Fashionista is wearing what I would call a ‘structured sweater’ from Anthropologie. What I love about this look is that style and shape does not have to be sacrificed for comfort. The sweater has a tapered waist with small pockets making it look almost like a blazer. I love the burst of color featured on the bright pink zipper, and the small bow detail at the top. She paired it with a pair of dark wash jeans and flats for a family brunch. A structured sweater like this one is great for class when you want to get dressed up with little effort.

Another popular style to take notice of is sweaters made to look like blazers. These also feature structured details and add a sense of professionalism while maintaining comfort. Free People has some adorable ruffle knit blazers that pair perfectly with a pair of skinny jeans for a brisk fall day. Because these knits are tapered at the waist and meant to fit more snug, our shape is not lost under those oversized sweaters. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get this great look; Forever 21 also has structured fit cardigans with feminine details like pearls and ruffles.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *