I find myself leaning more towards lightweight sweaters these days. Just recently I have done a MAJOR CLEANOUT and THINNING OUT of my closet. I had so, so, SO MANY sweaters in there that were heavy, thick, and bulky. They did have their place once upon a time, when I spent a lot of time in the mountains. They definitely served their purpose. But I’ve honestly not worn them in years. I took most of them to my favorite consignment shop, and hopefully they will fall in to someone else’s hands that will get good use out of them.
Since being married two years ago, and moving to a much milder climate, I’m not wearing anything bulky and heavy. Even in the winter. I prefer a thinner sweater, and lots of layers. I LOVE these lightweight sweaters so much more! And when I say “lightweight” I don’t necessarily mean NOT WARM. My sweater above is actually really warm. I’m referring to lightweight as being NOT heavy, thick, and bulky.
This sweater is absolutely gorgeous! There’s nothing bulky or heavy about it. It lays pretty, it tucks or not, you can easily wear a belt around it…. I really love it! I think though, that a lot of you out there, may get stuck a little bit with it, in terms of how to style it. So….. just over here doing what I LOVE TO DO, I want to show you my ideas with this beautiful fall lightweight piece!
My first look ABOVE I styled it over a tunic-style metallic dress that I’ve had forever! This dress has been so much fun, but has a cap sleeve and so I’ve not worn it a lot in the winter. But by putting this lightweight floral sweater over the top and belting it, it made the dress look more like a skirt. And the metallic fabric was beautiful with the colors of the sweater! I’ve linked a metallic skirt that would have a similar look.
For my second look, I really LOVED it with these faux leather jeans. I got these at the Nordstrom Sale a couple of months ago, and honestly haven’t worn them much. But this sweater had the perfect colors, and there’s nothing more fall-like than faux leather and cashmere. I added some snakeskin boots. You know how I prefer bright punchy colors….. I pulled out the hot pink and wore that on my lips! Remember to look YOUR BEST, pull your favorite colors out of what you’re wearing and use them in your accessories!
SOME BEAUTIFUL LIGHTWEIGHT SWEATERS TO SHOP…. click over the image to shop!
By leaning more towards lightweight sweaters, it has allowed me to wear them MORE than if they were the heavy and bulky type. For me they are so much more versatile….. more bang for my buck you could say!
By the way…. it has been so hard scaling down my closet, and giving all of these beautiful clothes away. But I’ve tried really hard to take the “emotion” out of it and think instead to be more sensible. It brings me great joy to give my things away to my granddaughter and family members. They have so much fun going through everything and picking out what will work for them! What a LIBERATING feeling to have MORE OF WHAT I LOVE in my closet!
Take care sweet friends and enjoy your fall weeks….. this season never lasts long enough!