I used to really actively dislike cable-knit sweaters—they seemed like the boring side of preppy; the sartorial equivalent of a dial tone. I don’t know exactly what changed—probably a combination of me choosing to expand my horizons, and this kind of sweater becoming cooler and chicer, with happening brands like Acne Studios weighing in with their take on the look, like here.
This one, from Ganni, has a nifty built-in scarf. I also like the speckly yarn.
This is made of a soft wool and cashmere blend, and it’s cropped enough that it wouldn’t overwhelm a flowy dress.
Same deal with this cropped hoodie—I’d skip the super high-waisted pants and instead wear it with dresses.
The honeycomb texture on this one is nicely subtle.
I love a boatneck sweater that’s so committed to its boatneck-edness.
I’d don’t just love the way this sweater vest is styled—I wouldn’t wear it with anything that contrasted so much—but it’s sort of exactly the sweater vest I’ve been searching for, and it rings in at just a speck under $100.
And why not a cable-knit sweater in hot pink, I ask you?
For your favorite black sheep: a faded red sweater with the word “misfit” stitched at the collar.
The shoulder buttons here are a nicely French touch, and it’s marked generously down.
This is way too much, but I also kind of like it. I think the fact that the colorful bits and the fringe-y bits only take up so much space on the sweater, and the rest of it is comparatively subdued, helps.
I always love a tennis sweater—so classic and old-school. At the same time, this one feels quite of this moment.