KNIT PICKS: 27 COLD WEATHER FAVORITES
BY LAURIE BROOKINS
Must-have sweaters, vests, cardigans and ruanas
Winter nights and occasional chilly days call for something warm without the bulk. Sweater season is here, bringing with it other knits such as cardigans, V-neck sweaters, vests and ruanas – essential layering for cold weather. They’re equal parts chic, cozy and easy to take off when you segue into a toasty environment. From the plush and roomy to sleeker and more fitted, must-have luxe knits from our boutiques are made to envelop you and express your individuality.
Borrowing principles of attraction from nature, sequins, feathers and embroidery adorn sweaters and cardigans. Wear them over pants and you’re dressed up comfortably for a night out with a dose of glam.
Silk white wool jacquard cropped jacket with raglan sleeves and midnight blue embroidery
LONG CARDIS AND KNIT COATS
A long cardigan and a knit coat are supremely comfortable and cocoon-like, perfect for traveling, especially for cold airline cabins. Whether you go neutral or use either the cardigan or coat to add a pop of color, these are an ideal alternative to a jacket over dresses and jeans.
Black wool knit coat with military-inspired epaulettes and buttons and jacquard trim
Kind intarsia cardigan in wool and cotton with a pattern of the sun, rainbow, a landscape and “smile” in the back
Sweater vests are enjoying a moment, especially in cropped styles and slim cuts. It’s the perfect way to add a bold pattern like traditional or oversized argyles that are popular this season. Layer over a crisp white shirt or lean into the sexy vibe of a cropped, midriff-baring vest by wearing it alone with a skirt or jeans.
How to be chic and comfortable? Choose any of the amazing selection of roomy pullovers so popular this season. Wear it with almost any skirt or pants you can imagine.
Slip on a ruana, the poncho meets wrap piece, and pair with a simple top and pants for instant chic. Layer over a turtleneck and pair with jeans. For instant drama, sweep one side over your shoulder.
Preppy fashion has made a fantastic comeback for 2022, with many designers offering varsity styling meant for layering. Pair with upscale denim for weekend brunch or with a pencil skirt for refined playfulness.
‘80s-style cardigan in tartan jacquard with padded shoulders and rib-knit cuffs
Red jersey stitch mohair tweed 4-Bar V-neck cardigan with contrast trim in navy
FAIR ISLE AND FOLKLORIC SWEATERS
Stunning textures and prints are at the heart of Fair Isle and folkloric prints, each rooted in exceptional craft and tradition. Fair Isle patterns trace their roots to the 19th-century island in the Shetland archipelago and were used in Scottish fisherman caps and sweaters. Folklore knits are inspired by centuries of global handmade patterns. Layer a crewneck sweater with a button-down shirt, or pair a fringed cardigan with the season’s coveted wide-leg jeans for a bohemian mix.
Polo Ralph Lauren jacquard short-sleeve sweater with chevron and diamond motif
Jacquard knit cotton sweater with long sleeves, crew neckline and rib-knit trim
MORE KNITS TO LOVE
Cropped pullover in a recycled wool-blend, with an argyle print and leg-o-mutton sleeves