Style Advice of the Week

As far as fashion goes during this time of year, people recently have taken wearing “ugly sweaters” to a whole new level. We’ve even gone to the point of creating “ugly sweater parties.” But why do all of the sweaters we wear during the winter have to be considered ugly? There are some really colorful and trendy sweaters that are also in stores that we sometimes forget about.

When I saw this Fashionista’s sweater, I was really excited to notice that she hadn’t strictly fallen into the “ugly sweater” trend. Instead, it was trendy and it made a statement but most importantly, it was warm and comfortable, which are essential details during the cold winter months. Additionally, even though the sweater didn’t have a big picture of a snowman with a cotton balls on it, it was still definitely season appropriate.

Sweaters also leave a lot of room for creativity within an outfit. An easy way to spice up a sweater is with a nice skirt and tights to match, or if you are keeping it casual, even just a pair of skinny jeans and boots. This Fashionista wore her sweater with a pair of liquid leggings, a pair of Vince Camuto winter boots and, of course, accessorized with a statement watch and bracelets.

Break away from the “ugly sweater” fad this season and explore all of your other sweater options! If you like this Fashionista’s look, check out a simple, basic sweater from Zara. For a pop of color, Gap is sure to have a sweater for you this season. If you’re looking for a cardigan or something to wear over a shirt, Urban Outfitters has the perfect fit. And finally if you want to be a little daring, Tobi has a cutout sleeve sweater (a personal favorite) that comes in an array of colors. Most of all, stay warm this sweater season!


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