Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fashion Trend of the Week: Snug Sweaters

With weathermen predicting the first snow will fall at Princeton this week, Princeton students are scrambling to get together a winter wardrobe warm enough to survive the impending forecast. The most fashionable way to update your wardrobe for winter is definitely with some sweaters.

Sweaters are a classic. Sweaters can never go out of style as long as you go with one that is reasonably low-key, meaning it has a simple design and is a “safe” color, such as grey or black. Sweaters can be worn with leggings or skirts (for girls) or jeans (for guys and girls). There are so many different styles of sweaters out right now, but some are definitely more “in” this season than others.

As per my last post, eggplant purple and olive green sweaters are definitely great choices this season. These colors are really popular right now and you can find these colors at basically any clothing store you go to. Guys—no matter how manly you feel, you should not wear a dark purple sweater. Go for the green instead. There are a lot of options in terms of green sweaters out there. If you are feeling really adventurous, try an emerald green sweater, NOT an eggplant one. Girls—try to experiment with different shades of olive and eggplant. Try maybe a brighter purple or an army green to think outside of the box while still staying current. Also, if you can find a sweater that has a cool detail you like, go for it! I’m sure it will be a hit!

One thing you definitely want to avoid is the old-sweater style, meaning that it is pilling and looks as if it has gone through a war and back. If you have a pilling sweater that has seen better days, I would invest in a sweater shaver. This one, from The Container Store, costs only $7.99 and will keep your sweater looking brand-new.

Girls—one really awesome way to wear a sweater is on your feet. And yes, I do mean on your feet. Take a look at the Classic and Tall Cardy boots at! The boots take classic sweater colors and styles and revamp them into a whole new trend. These boots are just as warm as the regular UGG boots we wear on campus, but they definitely look a lot different. If you like them, I’d order them now—UGGs sell out pretty quickly during the winter months, and you won’t be able to grab them until next season!

Sweaters are all the rage on college campuses, especially here at Princeton! Take some time to find a sweater you like, considering they can last you forever. It’s worth the investment if you find one you love—the more you like it, the more you’ll wear it and the longer you’ll keep it. I can’t wait to go home and get some more sweaters!

--Lisa Fierstein ‘14

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