Trend Alert: Colorful Sweaters Are Hot This Season!
Sweaters have been toned down quite a bit in the past few years, with monochromatic grey, brown and black being the hottest colors in winter. This year however, the trend says big, bold, and colorful are in! Choosing colorful sweaters is a great way to add some fun to an otherwise drab winter wardrobe, and they can take you from day to night. To ensure you don’t choose sweaters that are too bright and bold or outdated, consider a few simple tips.
First remember that colorful sweaters should still be the colors that are flattering to you and which look updated and modern. For blondes and redheads, choose deep jewel tones like purple, amber yellow, and emerald green. Bright shades can be overpowering and redheads don’t always look right in a red sweater. For brunettes, choose gold, amber yellow, bright blue, and red. These are complementary to your darker tone.
The style of sweater should also be considered so you wear what’s flattering. Oversized turtlenecks from the 1980s are not flattering and may not seem appropriate for the office. Boxy sweaters will do nothing for your frame. Choose softly fitted sweaters that give you shape and a pleasing silhouette. Longer sweaters can cover your tummy but be sure they’re clingy and fitted so they don’t just hang off you. Choose cable knit for a classic style that you can wear for years. Soft angora is also good for all-day wear as it won’t scratch or become uncomfortable. Invest in the best materials so your sweaters will last for years.
Coordinate your bright and bold sweaters to your outfit so nothing clashes or is too busy. Choose a black or brown pencil skirt or a winter white suit so your sweater can stand out. A black skirt, black hose and black boots together are a very slimming look, and when worn with a bold sweater, can be a great choice for the office and then dinner afterwards.
For the office, it’s good to choose slim sweaters so you can wear a jacket over them and look appropriate. For everyday wear, have fun with your brightly colored sweaters. Choose longer sleeves that reach your palms for a funky look, or longer sweaters you can wear over leggings with a wide belt. A cardigan sweater set you can button up over your frame is a great look for casual days and long, loose turtlenecks are very feminine and perfect for a date night out.
The right sweater in the right color is an investment in your winter wardrobe. It will bring out your skin tone, keep your wardrobe from being dull and boring during wintertime, and may even help to boost your mood! Purchase some bright sweaters for yourself for this winter as this is one trend you’ll want to follow.