One of the easiest (and most sophisticated) ways to upgrade your winter wardrobe is to team your tailored clothing with a versatile range of sweaters. In functional terms, this allows you to adapt to changing temperatures by shedding or adding layers as you see fit. Not to mention, the elegant outfit pairing will up your style quotient.
Take a cue from our featured outfits and introduce a variety of knitwear to your tailored wardrobe.
Does anybody layer as smartly as the Italians? Here Brunello Cucinelli’s cashmere sweater injects a pop of colour into this decidedly decadent winter look. The unexpected hit provides a stylish contrast to the otherwise subdued but smart jacket and vest.
A classic cardigan can soften the look of your tailored outfits and embody a sense of ease. Samuelsohn’s updated merino wool version is cut in a streamlined silhouette to comfortably slip on beneath your tailored clothing. It provides a handsome counterpoint to the bold check jacket and knit tie.
Take advantage of several lightweight layers by wearing them in a luxe combination. This look from John Varvatos showcases how to bring rich textures together. The designer has crafted this marled knit sweater with a two-way zipper that looks sophisticated peeking out from a plush velvet jacket.
Remember the mock neck? It’s back. Not quite a turtleneck, these sweaters offer a blend of rakish style and comfort (not to mention the fact they flatteringly frame your jawline). Get creative and team one with an unconventional mix of tailored and casual layers. Here we’ve juxtaposed a refined sports jacket by Maurizio Baldassari with a rugged denim jacket for a contemporary statement.
Crew neck sweaters are an elegant alternative to the shirt and tie. The unfussy underpinning takes the rigidity out of suit dressing for a more relaxed attitude.Opt for a fine-gauge knit, like this one from Hardy Amies. You want to find a slim fit that neatly traces the body to avoid bulkiness and maintain the clean lines of your tailoring.
The knit polo offers dynamic middle ground between a collared shirt and casual tee. Maurizio Baldassari has reinvented the sporting classic in virgin wool and silk to achieve a lustrous finish. Wear it as a foundation piece to balance the formality of a tailored suit. This modern sartorial trick helps separate your look from the rest of the workforce while still appearing polished and professional.