The temperatures are lowering, days are getting shorter and in some places in Austria there’s already snow lying around. It’s the perfect time to brush the dust off of those sweaters in your closet – it’s sweater weather baby! Today I’m sharing with you what I like in a sweater!
Colorful, one-colored, dark or light, for me a sweater needs to be cool. And by cool I mean, it shouldn’t be too thick or too warm. “What? A sweater that doesn’t keep you warm?!”. Let me explain: a healthy person usually feels cold in the winter and sweats in the summertime. It’s logical, right – if it’s cold you freeze and if it’s hot you sweat. Well, that’s not what happens to me.
I can’t control my body temperature. That means I sometimes am cold when it’s 30º out and sometimes feel like I’m in the Sahara when it’s snowing. That’s one of the things that comes with having Fibromyalgia, along with other very nice symptoms I can tell you about some other time.
Back to the sweaters – I can’t have sweaters that are too hot. I like especially sweaters with stripes – black and white is one of my favorite color combinations. But colorful sweaters can also be fun, especially if the color changes like the first in the picture. By the way, the last sweater of the first row is totally cool – and by that I don’t mean that it doesn’t warm you up 😉
Sweaters with saying can be interesting too! Especially those with sarcastic sayings. Details that you can glue or sew onto sweaters are also a simple – and cheap! – way of customising sweaters. You can do it the way you want to! Sweaters that already come with details, like the red one from the second row, are also extremely chic with a simple jeans or skirt. Last, but not least, we can’t leave sweaters with graphic designs out – how amazing is the one with the unicorn?
What the material is concerned, it’s obviously a very personal thing. I can’t wear wool, because my skin starts itching like crazy. I prefer cotton – it’s fresh and lets your body breath. Cashemere is supposed to be very good too, warm but not too bulky, I’ve never tried it though. I’m sort of scared of being allergic to it, like I am to wool. Regarding the cut, I’m a huge fan of oversize! I think it looks great especially in the winter when you wear jeans and boots.