- by Cat Baker

Do you feel that??? Slowly, but surely, the barometer is reading cool, brisk temperatures. The key word for these moments??? LAYER…LAYER…LAYER.

What’s the easiest way to layer??? Sweaters, of course…Regardless of the construction, be it crew or high collar, wool or rabbit, chunky or extrafine, the end result should be warmth, comfort and, most importantly, CUTE!!! :)

These are some of our favorites for the season:

1. JOHAN KU – The Hole – 100% Wool – The extremely chunky, sculpture – like silhouette knitwear is the signature element of this designers repertoire. Beautiful pieces that transform a simple look into an art show.

2. RAFAELLA – Paragon – Angora and Rabbit Hair Blend – Yes…Argyle is making a comeback and this sweater is one of the softest textures touting a backdrop of black and POP of neon…A MUST HAVE!!!

3. PROENZA SCHOULER – High Collar Cardigan – With a mixture of cashmere, wool and silk where can you go wrong?!? Slim fit, extra long sleeves and FABULOUS high button collar…LOVE!!!

4. BURNING TORCH – Recycled Cashmere Cardigan – This up cycled cashmere cardigan is chocked full of details that would make even the most non Eco – conscious fashionista become a zealot for the cause!!! Silk charmeuse front panel, Crinkle chiffon drape collar, Metallic textile inserts, Leather belt…The perfect addition to any Fall wardrobe.

5. SONIA RYKIEL – Intarsia – Chunky Wool Blend – This wool blend cardigan is an easy transition layering piece that provides all that any FAB closet should have…Spirit, Splash of color and the comfort of Simplistic Panache.

6. KITSUNÉ – Classic Round Neck Cardigan – All should have a basic button front sweater in the closet. Preferred colors for me??? Black (of course…) and a vibrant color, red is good…Kelly green is GREAT!!! This extra fine merino wool look from Kitsuné is a “no brainer”.

7. RAG & BONE – Kobra Sweater – Again, the layer piece comes in various styles, this knit scooped neck sweater by Rag & Bone adds a bit of sex appeal to an ensemble that’s plain and needs a burst of pizazz.

8. ALICE + OLIVIA – Florence – Cropped Sweater – Add a twist to your look with this chic, criss – crossed button front, 3/4 length sleeved, “bolero” sweater. In heather grey, this soft, yet sassy look is easily transitioned from work to play.