Happy National Sweater Day! What better way to celebrate than by (a) donning your knitted best, and (b) shopping for a new favourite sweater. We’ve got 4 we’re seriously lusting after today (clockwise from top left):
1. Whether it’s Blue Mountain or Aspen, Étoile Isabel Marant‘s ’Kiliann’ cardigan is exactly the type of sweater we’d pack for a winter weekend getaway. We love the oatmeal, red and navy colour combination. Available at Net-a-porter for $570.
2. Markus Lupfer‘s hot air balloon intarsia sweater is a whimsical piece with an edge, thanks to the longer back hem. Tuck it into a cute skirt for a softer look or toughen it up with leather pants. Available at Net-a-porter for $410.
3. Comme des Garçons Play‘s long sleeve wool cardigan has been on our wishlist for some time now, and the combination of the burgundy wool and contrast bright red heart logo is proving irresistible. Available at SSENSE for $520.
4. Club Monaco‘s navy cashmere ‘Blair’ sweater couldn’t look or feel any cozier. It’s the perfect knit to bundle up in when you’re looking for both warmth and style. Available at Club Monaco for $349.
xx, T & S
Images via My Theresa, Net-a-porter, Club Monaco, ASOS
It’s National Sweater Day! Today is the day we remind ourselves to throw on our sweaters, turn down our thermostats by a few degrees and join the fight against climate change.
We at The Backseat Stylers are doing our part by layering, keeping our room at much lower than balmy temperatures, and, of course, putting together this post of six of our favourite sweaters this season. What better way to support such a worthy cause than to go out and buy yourself some lovely new knitwear? Happy National Sweater Day!
Clockwise from top left:
1. Topshop knitted textured stitch cardi, $76 (available in Canada and worldwide)
2. J.Crew linen v-neck cable-knit sweater, $79.50
3. Moschino Cheap & Chic pearl-embellished striped cardigan, $495
4. T by Alexander Wang neon yellow sweater, $266
5. Rag & Bone ‘Danby’ cable-knit wool sweater, $325
6. Miu Miu knitted cotton and lace sweater, $485
xx, T & S
Image Credits: As linked
Happy National Sweater Day! In honour of this day and its important environmentally-friendly message, I’m featuring chic sweaters that’ll take you from the blistering winter cold right into Spring. Ready for a deep dive into knitwear heaven?
First up is the Glen leopard sweater from Canadian label LINE Knitwear. It’s fun, it’s sexy and it’s going to help the fight against climate change (that is, if you turn your thermostat down while wearing it). How can you argue with that? Plus, I’m rather intrigued by its asymmetrical hem. Available at Revolve for $250.
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3.1 Phillip Lim sweater / Club Monaco faux leather shorts / Club Monaco leather gloves / Burberry boots / Hue tights / Make Up For Ever makeup
Only the certifiably insane would wear shorts, leather or not, in below-freezing temperatures, so I guess that qualifies me for institutionalization. I couldn’t help myself though – the sweater I’d just snagged at 90% off, the shorts at 50% off and the leather gloves at 80% off, and I couldn’t wait to pair them all together. And even though I was chilled to the bone, there was something so serene and beautiful about the frozen lake - it’s the type of quiet moment that only the winter can bring to an otherwise busy Harbourfront.
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On February 2, 2011, WWF-Canada launched its National Sweater Day campaign with a fun fashion show at The Ballroom bowling alley in downtown Toronto. The show featured an eclectic mix of sweater designs by Canadian designers Aime by Monica Mei, Allison Wonderland, dace, Heidi Ackerman, Lucian Matis, Pink Cobra, Preloved, Thieves and Zoran Dobric. Each of the environmentally-friendly sweaters are currently being auctioned off in support of WWF’s conservation work on eBay. Bidding starts at $75 for each design.
I have my eye on the Aime by Monica Mei sweater dress, but as a seasoned veteran of eBay auctions I’m trained not to bid until the very last second. I bid to win. I will, however, make an exception for such a great cause – scrap what I said earlier about sniping at the end. Bid now! And often.
National Sweater Day itself is on February 17, 2011. Don’t forget to throw on a sweater, turn down your thermostats by three degrees Celsius and join the fight against climate change!
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Hope all is well with you, Mrs. Claus, the reindeer and the elves up in the North Pole! I know we only just saw each other at Mr. Backseat Styler’s company Christmas party last week, but I thought I’d write to you to remind you of our discussion at the time. As you know, I’ve been a tad overindulgent this past year, so I probably only deserve a lump of coal in my stocking. However, should you decide – in all your infinite, jolly wisdom – to give me a free pass this year, I have taken the liberty of listing out what I would most like to see in my stocking. In the unlikely event that 3 days is not sufficient time for the elves to cobble together these items, I’ve also included where each item can be purchased. The prices I’ve listed don’t include the Kris Kringle discount though – I’m sure you could do much better.
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Studs and mistle toe don’t generally go together, but there’s something oddly festive about this studded cardigan from McQ by Alexander McQueen. It’s already sold out at my-wardrobe.com
, but I’ve been eyeing it at The Bay Queen Street. I can’t get over the fact that I can now shop McQ at The Bay.
When I ventured into the madness that was the Aritzia 25th Anniversary Sale last Friday, I had walked in with nothing on the wishlist, but managed to develop an immediate, burning need for a pair of black skinnies. Having been out of the denim game for a while whilst being pregnant, I was at a loss for where to start the search until a most lovely SA offered her help and made sure I found the perfect pair. Not only was she very kind and patient with me (yay again for my new J Brands!), she was also incredibly chic. I had to ask about her gorgeous royal blue sweater with its puffy shoulders and surprise low v-back with bow detailing – where might I also nab such a unique but perfectly on trend piece? She informed me that she’d thrifted it. I couldn’t believe it – what a timely find! I do have to apologize about the quality of the photos (cell phone camera, ugh), but hopefully you get the point – super cute sweater on a super cute girl. In my haste to escape the throngs of shoppers though, I forgot to ask our style heroine’s name. Hopefully she’ll see this and leave a comment identifying herself.
As for me, I’ve yet to do vintage, but this might just give me that little push I need to venture into the world of thrifting.
I hate how this 3.1 Phillip Lim cardigan is styled on Nordstrom.com, but I suppose I must forgive them since they’ve marked it down 40% off (originally $595, now $354). I so want to buy it and wear it the way Miroslava Duma wore it during New York Fashion Week, but there are other wants that are higher priority right now (read: Chloé lace-up wedge boots), so I will resist temptation.
Now that Zara’s finally put up photos of the November collection on Zara.com, I can share my recent finds, which I was too lazy to photograph myself.
The first find was this structured shoulder wool blazer with satin lapels. I’ve tried on so many power shoulder blazers at Zara over the past few months and none seemed quite right. This jacket I fell in love with the moment I laid eyes on it and, lo and behold, it was even my size (a rare feat when it comes to Zara shopping). This photo really does the blazer little justice, since you can hardly tell it has Balmain-esque shoulders and satin lapels, so you’ll have to take my word for it when I say that it’s fabulous. I can’t wait to wear it over the holiday season.
My second find was this shawl collar cocoon cardigan. When I spotted it on the mannequin in the Zara window I muttered “O M G!” and practically ran in the store to find one for myself. It was definitely meant to be, because I snagged the last one on the floor. I am so in love with this sweater; it’s both very chic and incredibly comfy – always a winning combination. And grey seems to be the new black in my wardrobe these days.
I’ve been doing rather well at Zara lately and it’s because I’ve finally figured out the secret to successful Zara shopping: find out when new shipments usually arrive and drop in shortly after. I’m telling you – shopping at Zara is a freaking race in Toronto! I have a recurring calendar item on my Blackberry for Zara new arrivals on Mondays. Just kidding. No need for a BB reminder when I already have it ingrained in my head!