A quick glance over any online fashion mag, or retail chain will only confirm the latter. Not once has there been so much diversity in fashion as it is for the past 1 or 2 years. This applies for sweaters as for anything else actually. Sure, some looks make it to the Trend Reports but we mostly witness a case of “I wanna have it all, and I will.” So, if every single item you can think of is in, what’s the outcome? We might just be witnessing the victory of style over price tag and fashion per se. Just think about it, in terms of SWEATERS styles for 2013 – 2014 autumn/winter I see nothing’s changed from last year’s reports (click here) aside from fashion’s free pass to all the sweaters in history, from your grandma’s to your mom’s, dad’s, boyfriend – girl, you need to steal one from each of them. And buy some brand new styles (cropped, cable knitted). Or just go though your 90’s wardrobe. What’s NEW though in terms of SWEATERS? Their styling and how we’ve got a free pass at donning every single jumper, cable knitted or boyfriend sweater with the plainest or craziest bottoms, for any occasion, any given time of day and night. Hell, in early fall the coolest thing to do is to ditch your jacket for an oversized thick sweater. It looks so boho chic and effortlessly French sophisticated it’s irresistible. Today we wear even the slouchiest and oldest sweaters with posh heels and pencil skirts for office, or adapt them to weekends grungy styles or glam outfits for nights out. Statement necklaces & red lips give these looks extra chicness.
The most daring fashionistas can opt for statement sweaters this fall and winter, with quirky cuts, prints, bold colors and who knows what appliques. They are the resistance piece of any casual or work outfit: suit trousers, skirts, shorts, even over dresses or worn as mini dresses, they look fab with literally any shoes. It’s all about personal style. The cropped looks are still in. So what if temperatures are low, bare midriffs are still cool. Well, perhaps we can cheat on this one, with an underneath silky shirt, blouse or tank top. Layers girls! Still the hottest thing of cold season. Remember when a few years ago everyone was mocking those horrible Christmas cable knitted sweaters with the most idiotic prints? Well joke’s on them, cause today it don’t get better than this. Pushing the envelope big time on this one, we’re actually mixing these with feminine skirts or cutoffs for god knows what latest looks. Classics are still in, which is a relief and no brainer as well. I mean with a free pass for all styles, what did you expect. Cozy jumpers look fab with a crispy shirt underneath and your fave pair of jeans. Slouchy styles in see-through knits, simple or with leather inserts or appliques are a hit this season. More street styles… Yeah… no need to stress it out more: ALL is IN and it’s a comfort to know comfort is in and we can spice it up, mix it and mismatch it with anything. Who needs a jacket over that top, when we’ve got the coolest sweaters to keep us warm?