Sweaters… there is something about them that is both comforting and empowering. A good sweater is unlike any other piece of clothing because it can be worn for any occasion, dressed up, dressed down, even worn around the house reading magazines.
My love of sweaters began with old movies. I always loved when actresses like Vera Ellen and Katherine Hepburn were in slacks and a big sweater because it gave me a different picture of what exactly confidence looked like. In sweaters these actresses gave off a different kind of confidence that wasn’t rooted in their beauty.
It’s true a beautiful dress is guaranteed to take peoples breath away like Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief, but there is an equal (but different) beauty in those actresses when wearing sweaters. Besides just being comfortable, sweaters are not only timeless but can be trendy and cute. A good sweater can make a statement by saying, “I don’t need to be dripping in jewels or wild patterned dresses, I can be simple.”
Nothing can beat the strong confidence of Audrey Hepburn, pig tales and all, in breakfast at tiffany’s in slacks and her sweater. While I love a good dress some days I like to say, “no thanks, I’ll just have a sweater today,” channel my inner Katherine Hepburn and find a comfortable sweater to wear to a party; because, after all, its who is in the clothes that makes wearing them awesome. Whether a casual party with friends or a upscale office party all these sweaters are just what you’ll need to make a statement.
Here are some of my favorites for any occasion. Don’t go this holiday season without adding the perfect sweater for your closet.