LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Challenging Tradition

Let's Hear it for the Boys

Just because the holiday season has come and gone doesn’t mean that festive winter sweaters should be immediately stowed away to collect dust for ten months. They can certainly be incorporated into your ensembles in the new year and can be worn for occasions other than a holiday visit to your grandma’s house.

I spotted this Fashionisto on a snowy day wearing this traditional holiday sweater. What really caught my eye is how this Fashionisto challenges the way such a sweater would typically be styled. The look is unexpected, but pleasingly so. I love the way he lets the sweater make a statement and keeps the rest of his clothes more understated. The colors and pattern of his sweater contrast nicely against the monochromatic black and grey colors in the outfit.

This Fashionisto challenges tradition as he has successfully styled the sweater in a more hip and perhaps grungy way. Instead of taking the preppy route, he opts for a trendy alternative. Rather than pairing the sweater with khakis, he wears cuffed black skinny jeans with Dr. Martens. To really complete the look, he accessorizes with a beanie and fingerless gloves.  Beanies have been huge this season and immediately add a sense of edge to any outfit. They are an easy way to stay warm and look cool, which this Fashionisto seems to have accomplished with ease.

Hint: Try to incorporate a patterned sweater into your winter wardrobe. For a more classic knit sweater, take a look at stores like L.L. Bean. If you are looking to have more fun with winter sweaters, try something quirky like this sweater from Karmaloop. No matter what sweater you choose, have fun with it and make it your own.

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