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Styling Tip: Add a Cable Knit Sweater

One-Minute Makeover Tip: Add Texture With a Cable Knit Sweater

The next wardrobe refresh doesn't have to come at the expense of another shopping spree. By digging into your sartorial archives for things that are tried and true and ready for another spin, you can update and transform any ensemble in a minute's time. We've tapped our fashionable community and our savvy clotheshorse editors for simple styling tricks to instantly breathe new life into the back of your closet. For today's tip, we're feeling particularly layer happy and Fall festive: add texture with a cable knit sweater.

  • It's a seasonless piece and an essential component of any fashion-forward wardrobe. While advantageous to us as the temps cool down, the cable knit sweater can act as a seasonal transition "middleman." You can get away with rocking this style in a wide spectrum of climates. Functional fashion at its best.
  • The subtle effect of a cable knit is infinite in its styling possibilities, but we love that above all, it truly adds dimension to any outfit. With Winter on our heels, incorporate this cross-layer stitch into your everyday getup.
  • Lucky for us, cable knit sweaters are super versatile. Test drive our theory three ways: pair it with cuffed trouser shorts and a mens' oxford shirt, or layer it over a floral midi dress then belt it for a flattering shape. We also love the idea of pairing with another textured piece, like tweed pants, for maximum impact.
  • Don't have it in your own closet? Check your boyfriend's. This knit is genderless, and for the sake of mix and matching, this is a very good thing. Wear it fitted, slouched, or oversized, and chances are, you'll still look impeccably chic in that pulled-together, understated Grace Kelly kind of way.

Photos courtesy of Tanyazh, Thestylesafari, and Postgradchic

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