A lace up sweater Is a great way to wear a long sleeve knit and still have the style read beachy and fresh. It is a simple silhouette to wear with denim or a skirt. It is even perfect with cut-off shorts. It is a trending item, but as you know, still classic. A lace up sweater never truly goes out of style.
Below a shot of a St. John sweater bought 6 years ago second-hand. Paired with denim and silver appliqués shoes from Payless, this outfit is easy peasy and playful. It is also a perfect example of high-low styling. The bag is the” Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Yayoi Kusama Canvas Neverfull”. This fresh version the LV bag is more distinctive and colorful, not as serious as a luxury item, even though it is costly. It was a second-hand purchase, and is available here at Bluefly.com, also second-hand. It is a collector’s item and has been a pretty good investment as well as a great bag to wear. I could sell it now for a bit less than I paid for it, making the cost of this bag not nearly as expensive as you would imagine.
Payless shoes, in children’s size 2 ! –, and a designer bag seems like a contradictory pair of outfit items, but I buy what I like! I try not to buy because of a label’s appeal or despite the labels’ perceived lack of appeal. Further, Payless shoes are comfortable because they fit so well! The metallic trend has been here a while, but these will be worn well past the “buzz” season! I do try to avoid fast fashion, but sometimes I simply need a pair of shoes that fit well on my tiny feet! Children’s size 2, this is not a typo !
Lace up Sweater Feature:
I like this sweater most because of its rich mèlange of color. In the biz, it is called a space-dye, the method in which this rich color play is created. The denim is a simple, well cut pair by Adriano Goldschmeid, also known as AG, and also bought second-hand. Tip: if you wear a size 24 or 25 you can get the best denim brands at resale for almost nothing !
Don’t you adore this tulle dress below next to my second shot of this outfit?! Dreamy right? I saw it recently on the UES while browsing for a Mother of the Groom’s dress, but this one is too dramatic and too full for that function, as well as for my petite frame. STILL, I SWOON!
Sharing some options to shop this trend. The lace up sweater is perfect for this chilly week we are having right now in New York!
From Revolve, this peach lace up sweater is soft and subtle and looks great with a summer tan! Not that you will ever see me sporting a deep tan! lol!
From Aqua by Bloomingdales this asymmetric lace-up is a fun novelty version and is easy on the wallet.
Sky blue is such a wonderful color, both on point and perennially popular. This is a fabulous bargain By Lucky Brand at $19.99 !
This sweater has a fun varsity appeal from Revolve.com. I kept this sweater selection in the low to mid price range.
There is a version of this sweater for every complexion and body size. It is an easy item for cool nights year-round.
SO dear readers, what say you to this trend? Do you own it? if you do how do you style it?
The lace up sweater :
Yay, or nay!
Now for the twist I promised you! Check the photo below and look closely! Which is me?
THE ANSWER. DON’T BE ANGRY! NEITHER!
THIS PHOTOSHOOT IS OF MY TWIN SISTER. ALMOST SIXTY, WE ARE STILL PLAYING PRANKS! PLEASE FORGIVE! DON’T WE ALL NEED A BIT OF LEVITY RIGHT ABOUT NOW!
—— XOXO, Elle ——