Thursday, December 5, 2013

How to Wear: Cable Knit Sweater + Giveaway

When the coldest season sets in (and this week's 19 degree temps are sure cold), all I want to do is wear cable knit sweaters. There's really nothing quite so comfy and perfect for all occasions. I try not to recycle my cable knit sweater looks too often and that requires constant new layering innovations. When I started this blog, I was not a layer-er and am far from a pro, but I feel myself getting closer to layering godliness (also known as J.Crew catalogs). Though I just got myself a new blue cable knit from Gap that I just love, my tried and true sweater, is the cropped H&M one I'm wearing below. Two seasons in and it's going strong. All hail H&M.

The first, and probably most unexpected way, to take a cable knit cropped sweater is into the dressy category. However, pair a white sweater with a black dress or a cobalt maxi skirt and you're instantly in a dressy winter outfit appropriate for a nice dinner or holiday party at work. I love this sweater against any color that makes it pop - and I think the cobalt does that excellently. On black, the sweater is more traditional and a little less "wow!"

It's more standard to wear a cable knit for work or as casual wear. But I try not to get too boring with my weekend looks in just a simple sweater and jeans (too easy, people!). My favorite way to dress up this top on weekend outings is to pair a fun printed top underneath, letting the collar and shirt tails hang out underneath. With a pair of tall riding boots, you're ready for any event, be it muddy, classy, or boozy.

Or you can just find a place somewhere in between both - a more casual look complete with a layered top underneath, a pencil skirt, and tights. I would wear the look below to work to stay warm and yet look a little bit more office appropriate than the above with jeans.

I love these cable knit sweaters below:


Also be sure to enter this giveaway I'm co-hosting with the following blogs over at Jade and Oak for $200 in PayPal cash.


  1. Hello,
    Nice post. The jackets are looking so cool and comfortable also. These are some best winter wear for women. Thanks for sharing it..

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  2. Love all the ways your have styled this cute!

  3. I really love how you belted the sweater. Totally something I would do. Aren't sweaters the best? Makes up for this cold weather

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde

  4. Nice post I love cable knit sweaters they always look so cosy :)
    Meg xx ( new follower)

  5. i've been wanting a cropped cable knit! love all of the ways you styled yours. so versatile!


  6. Loved all the ways you style your knit. You look great, gonna learn from you.:D

  7. Oh nos! Google ate my first comment.

    I love all the outfits, but my favorite is the sweater over the polka dot button down :)

    Enter my current giveaway!

  8. nice giveaway... am following you

  9. love all of these, thanks for the inspiration :)

  10. Amazing oufits. Love the blue skirt! :)


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