On one hand, sweaters add an extra layer of warmth. They can be cozy, like a wearable blanket. They can be sexy (Lana Turner in They Won’t Forget) or classic (a twin set and pearls worn Jackie O. style). On the other hand, sweaters can be bulky, lumpy and itchy (see the atrocities worn by America Ferrera in the show Ugly Betty). Luckily, local boutiques are stocked with fun sweaters sure to make layering something to look forward to.
A clingy fit dresses up this short-sleeved sweater by Free People; Nordic print and black trim make it festive. $96 at Open Door (35 Haywood St., 254-8056).
For dressing up or wearing with jeans, this gold crocheted shrug by Kenzie Girl does it all. $72 at Minx (64 N. Lexington Ave., 225-5680).
A Wearable Hug
This oversized acrylic and rayon turtleneck by Willow has a roomy fit, an asymmetrical hem, and the flecked raspberry color is perfect for wearing with jeans. $78 at Ad-Lib (23 Haywood St., 285-8838).
A snowy, off-white crocheted sweater by Kenzie is both elegant and casual. $115 at Minx (64 N. Lexington Ave., 225-5680).
Get Your Greens
The bargain find is this colorful shawl-collar sweater by Jo Dot. A long tie makes it snug; the happy shade of green brightens up wintry days. $19.95 at Gemini House (68 N. Lexington Ave., 251-1170).