By Melanie Pace, Everything Fashion
What's fall without pumpkin-everything, crisp, falling leaves, and cozy sweaters?
Yes, sweaters are a cold-weather staple. But that doesn't mean they need to look over-the-top bulky and blah.
Here are five styles that will keep you looking cool through winter.
The Chunky Knit: Chunky sweaters are always a fall favorite, but this season they're just a little more interesting. Turtlenecks, asymmetrical shapes, cropped, chunky sweaters and even details such as leather and neon are showing up on store shelves. The chunky knit is a must because it will keep you warm without having to wear a heavy coat, so its important to pick a unique style that speaks for itself. o pick a unique style that speaks for itself.
REISS T-Shirt - Mits Chunky Rib, $210
The Sweater Dress: Sweater dresses are hitting the streets rapidly. Add a pair of textured tights, a leather jacket, and a pair of over-the-knee boots and you will be one hot mama!
ASOS Vila Two Tone Textured Knit Dress, $48.29
Marc by Marc Jacobs Yaani Twin Stripe Sweater Dress, $278
The Animal Print: Take a walk on the wild side...animal print is here to stay! Consider this type of print a clean palette and pair it with a pop of bright color, or layer a crisp, collared shirt underneath for the office. For something new, try a novelty animal print (like the ones below), which is tops this season. It isn't for everyone, but will definitely be a conversation starter!
ASOS Tiger Sweater, $51.74
DKNY Bracelet Sleeve Scoop Neck Animal Jacquard Sweater, $295
The Oversized Cardigan/Grandpa Sweater: This trend is my favorite! Oversized cardigans aren't just super stylish, they're oh-so-comfy! Try a "grandpa" sweater with a splash of color or unique buttons. And remember: when putting together your outfit, try not to pair this piece with anything too "sloppy." You don't want to look like you just rolled out of bed. Add a great leather pant or spice up your hair and makeup a bit to counter the "relaxed" look of the knit.
Related: Our 6 Fall Faves - All Under $100
Zara Long Cardigan With Elbow Patches, $49.90
Nasty Gal Shocker Knit Cardi, $68
The Nubby Sweater: This nubby sweater is new this season. It's soft and cozy, but with a fun twist!
rag & bone Minetta Pullover, $290
Buffalo David Bitton Ruelle Sweater, $118
More from GalTime.com:
- Fall's Hottest Handbags
- 20 Stylish Products To Benefit Breast Cancer
- 6 Stylish Ways To Rock A Leather Jacket
- Girl's Night Out Beauty Tips For Moms
Connect with GalTime on Facebook!
Melanie Pace is a wardrobe stylist and personal shopper born and raised in Orlando. She has a degree in both fashion merchandising and business from Florida State University. Melanie's first step into the fashion industry was with Anthropologie. In 2006, Melanie decided to start her own styling and wardrobe consulting business. Melanie has been a wardrobe stylist for E! with Giuliana Rancic, and has made guest appearances on shows like iVillage Live, Fox 35, Daily Buzz, GalTime TV, Jacksonville 4, and NBC 6’s South Florida Today.