It’s almost that time of year again, when you’re freezing in the morning and sweating by the afternoon. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably craving the cool weather by now and the chance to wear your favorite cozy sweaters.
The key to finding the perfect lightweight sweater is all in the material. Cotton, linen, and silk are all materials that will keep you perfectly comfortable and not too hot or cold. Plus, cotton is one of the most common sweater materials, so you’ll find lots of lightweight sweater options at all of your favourite stores. Simpler still, we’ve rounded up our favorite lightweight sweaters and sweatshirts to help you transition from summer to fall weather without sweating your life away!
The Cropped Sweater
A cropped sweater is perfect for summer-fall transition weather because it keeps you warm without covering your body in too much material. Showing a little bit of skin keeps the look summer-y while the sweater silhouette keeps you looking and feeling appropriate for the upcoming season. I’d pair a cropped sweater with leggings, my favourite booties, a wicked pair of sunglasses, and a chic backpack! The sweater above is from the Yeezy Season 1 Collection and can be paired with just about anything, making it the perfect addition to your wardrobe!
The Cardigan Sweater
There’s nothing like a good cardigan, in the Summer and in the Fall. Cardigans are especially perfect for transitional weather because you can wear something light underneath while still having the option for warmth. Dressing between seasons is all about layering, and a cardigan is the perfect piece for it. I love pairing cardigans with ripped jeans, aviator sunglasses, tan booties, and a fun bag (I’m obsessed with fringe)! This beautiful white cardigan is from Free People and is made out of 100% cotton. This piece can be dressed up or down, and can be worn both day and night.
The Sweater Dress
A sweater dress is probably my all-time favourite thing to wear. Sweater dresses are the ideal piece to wear when you’re unsure what the weather will be like throughout the day; on a cool morning a sweater dress can keep you warm, and on a balmy afternoon your bare legs can catch some rays! Nine times out of ten I pair my sweater dresses with thigh high or knee high boots – those are especially great for cooler weather because you can still show a little skin on your legs without freezing. I’d also pair this look with oversized sunglasses and a fun bag: how good is this fluffy bag from MANGO? I think I have to order it right now. (This sweater dress can be found at Shein.)
The Night Out Sweater
It can be hard to find a sweater for a night on the town that doesn’t look too casual. But this sweater from TopShop is the perfect thing to wear for a night out because the lace detailing up the front of the sweater makes your entire look sexy and more than appropriate for a nighttime event. The lace up detail also helps to cinch in the waist to accentuate your curves! This sweater would be perfectly paired with leather jeans, a simple clutch, pointy-toed pumps, and a red lip.