KNIT PICKS: 27 COLD WEATHER FAVORITES

BY LAURIE BROOKINS

Must-have sweaters, vests, cardigans and ruanas

 

Winter nights and occasional chilly days call for something warm without the bulk. Sweater season is here, bringing with it other knits such as cardigans, V-neck sweaters, vests and ruanas – essential layering for cold weather. They’re equal parts chic, cozy and easy to take off when you segue into a toasty environment. From the plush and roomy to sleeker and more fitted, must-have luxe knits from our boutiques are made to envelop you and express your individuality.

EMBELLISHED KNITS

Borrowing principles of attraction from nature, sequins, feathers and embroidery adorn sweaters and cardigans. Wear them over pants and you’re dressed up comfortably for a night out with a dose of glam.

Brunello Cucinelli

Dazzling & Plume Argyle OPERA cardigan in cotton, jute and linen
714.957.6930

Valentino

Wool sweater with feather embroidery
714.751.3300

Monique Lhuillier

Silk white wool jacquard cropped jacket with raglan sleeves and midnight blue embroidery
714.241.4432

LONG CARDIS AND KNIT COATS

A long cardigan and a knit coat are supremely comfortable and cocoon-like, perfect for traveling, especially for cold airline cabins. Whether you go neutral or use either the cardigan or coat to add a pop of color, these are an ideal alternative to a jacket over dresses and jeans.

Alexander McQueen

Black wool knit coat with military-inspired epaulettes and buttons and jacquard trim
657.205.4477

Stella McCartney

Kind intarsia cardigan in wool and cotton with a pattern of the sun, rainbow, a landscape and “smile” in the back
657.273.5727

VESTS

Sweater vests are enjoying a moment, especially in cropped styles and slim cuts. It’s the perfect way to add a bold pattern like traditional or oversized argyles that are popular this season. Layer over a crisp white shirt or lean into the sexy vibe of a cropped, midriff-baring vest by wearing it alone with a skirt or jeans.

Dior

V-neck sleeveless sweater in blue and gray wool and cashmere knit mouliné
714.549.4700

Marni

Iconic mohair argyle v-neck vest in brushed wool
714.380.3155

SLOUCHY PULLOVERS

How to be chic and comfortable? Choose any of the amazing selection of roomy pullovers so popular this season. Wear it with almost any skirt or pants you can imagine.

Loewe

Anagram knitted sweater in mohair
714.464.7420

Prada

Shetland wool crewneck sweater with integrated molded bra
714.338.2200

Bottega Veneta

Compact stretch-wool sweater in black
714.540.9760

RUANAS

Slip on a ruana, the poncho meets wrap piece, and pair with a simple top and pants for instant chic. Layer over a turtleneck and pair with jeans. For instant drama, sweep one side over your shoulder. 

Salvatore Ferragamo

Ramage print reversible ruana in wool with a printed silk lining
714.979.7654

Hermès

Ruana in cashmere with silk twill trim, woven in “H Passant” jacquard
714.437.1725

PREPPY-INSPIRED SWEATERS

Preppy fashion has made a fantastic comeback for 2022, with many designers offering varsity styling meant for layering. Pair with upscale denim for weekend brunch or with a pencil skirt for refined playfulness.

Miu Miu

Varsity-style wool cardigan
714.617.6927

Saint Laurent

‘80s-style cardigan in tartan jacquard with padded shoulders and rib-knit cuffs
714.429.0101

Thom Browne

Red jersey stitch mohair tweed 4-Bar V-neck cardigan with contrast trim in navy
714.410.8485

Burberry

Technical wool cardigan in jacquard-woven check with chunky rib-knit trim
714.556.8110

FAIR ISLE AND FOLKLORIC SWEATERS

Stunning textures and prints are at the heart of Fair Isle and folkloric prints, each rooted in exceptional craft and tradition. Fair Isle patterns trace their roots to the 19th-century island in the Shetland archipelago and were used in Scottish fisherman caps and sweaters. Folklore knits are inspired by centuries of global handmade patterns. Layer a crewneck sweater with a button-down shirt, or pair a fringed cardigan with the season’s coveted wide-leg jeans for a bohemian mix.

Ralph Lauren

Polo Ralph Lauren jacquard short-sleeve sweater with chevron and diamond motif
714.556.7656

Max Mara

Jacquard knit cotton sweater with long sleeves, crew neckline and rib-knit trim
714.754.7900

Loro Piana

Crewneck sweater made from mélange baby cashmere yarns
714.957.1255

Celine

Embroidered wool Fair Isle Baja jacket with sequin embroidery
714.957.1255

Chloé

Fair trade-made fringed blanket cape in recycled multicolor cashmere
714.481.0308

MORE KNITS TO LOVE

Zimmermann

Dancer cropped sweater with balloon sleeves in merino wool
949.274.7514

Lafayette 148 New York

Bouclé sweater coat with shawl collar in Italian wool-cashmere
714.868.3131

Ted Baker London

Nardaa longline cardigan in viscose and polyamide
714.751.1128

Sandro

Pointelle knit sweater with v-neck in striped ribbing
714.557.2820

Ganni

Cropped pullover in a recycled wool-blend, with an argyle print and leg-o-mutton sleeves
949.612.9300

Aritzia

Sunday Best Quinn argyle v-neck sweater vest in merino wool-cotton blend
714.662.4452


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