It’s finally sweater weather in SoCal! I’m so ecstatic, I’ve been waiting for this season all year long! 🙂 Is it just me or has this year been so much warmer than last year? Call it global warming or whatever, but I am seriously over the heat! So I am definitely welcoming sweater weather with open arms!
One thing that hasn’t changed for me, and that is the fact that I am always cold. And when it’s cold, I need to be warm, STAT! So if you’re like me, who always wants to bundle up this time of the year, you’ve come to the right place, I rounded up some cozy sweaters to keep us warm, no matter how low the temperature dips.
Top photo 1 Clockwise from Left: Patagonia Better Sweater in Pelican, Gibson Twist Front Fleece Pullover in Wine, BP Chenille Funnel Neck Sweater, Madewell Open Side Bobble Sweater in Mystic Yellow, Volcom Snooders Sweater, Splendid Warwick Hoodie
How do you like your sweaters? Here are my Top 3 Tips in picking my cold weather sweaters:
1. Choose the Right Material Don’t just touch the fabric and try it on, check the label on the sweater to find out what it is made of. Fabrics like wool, acrylic, nylon, alpaca, and etc. have more warming capabilities than regular cotton and linen. And also consider if you are layering this sweater or not because that makes such a huge difference.
2. Choose the Right Size So if you decide to layer a shirt or tank top underneath, make sure to get the right size, it has haven’t to me too many times where I get my usual size, only to find out later that it becomes too short or small when I layer something underneath. This is especially true when buying online. A good rule of thumb to follow is to get a size up, but it does depend on the brand’s sizing, so read product reviews.
3. Consider Maintenance Buying a cashmere sweater? How about something suede? Some sweaters have delicate material and are meant to be hand-washed or dry-cleaned. The super cute sweater you wore may not be the same after washing. So be forewarned. Check labels before you toss them with your dirty pair of jeans. Consider these things for the sweater’s longevity or if all that extra care is worth it when you will only wear it for less than a month in year.
2nd Photo Above Clockwise from top Left: Free People She’s All That Sweater in Orange, The North Face Hooded Fleece, Moon River Cable Knit Sweater in Salmon, Eileen Fisher High/Low Alpaca Sweater, Theory Cold Shoulder Cable Knit Sweater, French Connection Ora Mock Neck Sweater
3rd Photo Clockwise from Top Left: Splendid Kingston Stripe Sweater, Rag and Bone Jemima Wool Sweater, Patagonia Re-Tool Fleece Pullover in Rosewater, Free People Lovely Lines Sweater in Olive, Rag and Bone Sinclair Camouflage in Pink, Topshop Wide Sleeve Sweater
Be sure to let me know which ones in this post are your favorites! 🙂 Stay warm in the cold! You know I will. 😉