Top drawer

Sweater Set

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.

Sweetheart

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).

Midas Touch

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).

Snow White

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).

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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