For most people, Fall means three things: football, candy corn pumpkins (my absolute fav.) and midterms.
And for those of us not living in California, Texas, Florida or any place with a year round temperature of hot and hotter, Fall means crisp cold air, hot caramel apple cider and sweater season!
Well, maybe no one else out there adores Fall as much as me because none of you have seen the fabulous new sweater trends taking over the (cold part of the) country as we speak. Heading back to school means torn up sweatshirts and stuffy sweater sets no more. With my pal Marc Jacobs on the loose setting trends and taking names, curling up on the couch with a warm beverage and a warmer sweater never looked so good.
Inspired by his Fall 2007 collection, designers from Vuitton to the people behind Forever 21 are upping the ante and going all out for Fall. What’s in store (literally!) for you this season?
Belted Sweaters: Nothing says cozy like an over-sized sweater. But, nothing says dowdy like an oversized sweater, either. So, what do we do to make it chic? Belt it! You get the best of both worlds – cozy glamour – for a walk to class or a day at the library. Throw in a sexy camisole and you have the perfect ensemble for a night out with the boy.
Super Chunky Knits: Grandma’s hand knitted sweaters are back with a vengeance. Sure, people used to call you Bubbie for throwing on that chunky sweater and jeans. If only they knew just how fashion forward you were; they will be begging to borrow that guy now.
Fur and Ruffles: For you girly girls out there, this is your sweater season. Designers have made it clear that you don’t have to choose between comfort and frills when getting dressed this year. From fur (real or fake) collars to ruffles (tastefully done, of course) sweaters aren’t just for warmth anymore.
So stop dreading the change of season and start enjoying it. And if fashion doesn’t help, maybe this delicious drink will.