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Sweater Up: 10 Ways to Find Your Knit

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 13/10/2015 Amy E. Goodman

Pumpkins, yes. Boots, sure: all signs the weather is turning. But when you fumble in your drawer for your favorite knit, it's a telltale sign that fall is on the move or what we also affectionately call "sweater weather."
Designers this season are getting downright cozy with all kinds of knits and expanding the regular repertoire of what we'd normally see. From cardigans to duster coats and everything in-between, the sweater is getting reworked. While aran and cable knits were certainly celebrated down Altuzarra and Carvens' runways, there are additional twists to this seasonal favorite that extend to accessories too.
Having grown up in the 80's, I never knew that leg warmers could be so tasteful, but their resurgence proves that a rebirth can sometimes be for the better. Here, far more streamlined and feminine than I wore back in the day.
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Thinner yarns perfectly suit early fall dressing and layer well with other pieces and under jackets.
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How low can you go? Well, to the length of a sweater duster of course! Look for flat-pockets or seamless collars that flatter, built-in bonuses like a scarf and knits that run vertically to maximize visually lengthening.
2015-10-13-1444757381-560974-RedCableKnitConvertibleDuster.jpg © Provided by The Huffington Post 2015-10-13-1444757381-560974-RedCableKnitConvertibleDuster.jpg 2015-10-13-1444757418-6215597-CharcoalMlangePocketDuster.jpg © Provided by The Huffington Post 2015-10-13-1444757418-6215597-CharcoalMlangePocketDuster.jpg MUSTARD CABLE KNIT
Mustard anyone? A favorite condiment to some, mustard is a favorite hue for fall and will complement any number of colors in your wardrobe such as navy, cream, brown and black. For thicker sweaters on top, pair with a streamlined silhouette below like a pencil skirt, fitted pants or jeans.
2015-10-13-1444757456-1228457-MustardCableKnit.jpg © Provided by The Huffington Post 2015-10-13-1444757456-1228457-MustardCableKnit.jpg CAPLET
Part scarf, part cape, this knitted caplet with its two-toned yarns hits another styling high note with the fringe. Throw this over your shoulders and head to a bonfire.
2015-10-13-1444757490-6917437-BlackWhiteFringeCapelet.jpg © Provided by The Huffington Post 2015-10-13-1444757490-6917437-BlackWhiteFringeCapelet.jpg CAP WITH POM POM
I adore when it gets cold enough to grab a knitted cap and pull it over my ears (namely to control my wild mane!). A pom pom adds just the right level of sweet chic.
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Plenty of women might balk at the idea of the sweater dress, claiming it adds bulk in all of the wrong places. But depending on the way a piece is knitted, the thickness of the yarns and how it lies on your body, the end result can flatter your silhouette. Don't rule one out without trying it on.
2015-10-13-1444757589-7125925-HeatherGrayCableKnitWoolBlendSweaterDress.jpg © Provided by The Huffington Post 2015-10-13-1444757589-7125925-HeatherGrayCableKnitWoolBlendSweaterDress.jpg ARM WARMERS
Keep the cold an arm's length away with stylish pointelle arm warmers: great for driving or when you need your fingers free to use electronic devices.
2015-10-13-1444757618-3492192-IvoryPointelleArmWarmers.jpg © Provided by The Huffington Post 2015-10-13-1444757618-3492192-IvoryPointelleArmWarmers.jpg HI-LOW DRESS
Playing against symmetry, a hi-low dress isn't just for summer: here in a flowy, marbled knit. Pair with leggings and riding boots and you're ready for a day of fall foliage viewing.
2015-10-13-1444757666-9276840-OatmealMlangeConvertibleHiLowDress2.jpg © Provided by The Huffington Post 2015-10-13-1444757666-9276840-OatmealMlangeConvertibleHiLowDress2.jpg INFINITY SCARF
I'm actually not too huge a fan of the thinner infinity scarf that you have to manipulate and figure out how to twist to get to look good. A thick, braided variety allows for an easy, over-the-head look that you can throw on and dash out the door: more my speed.
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