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by Fashiontandf
The Sweater Edit

According to Who What Wear, the sweater trends for this fall and winter season include the following: sets, embellishments – “adornments” and cutouts! In my book, all three of these are winners! If you’ve followed FTF for any amount of time, you know that I’m a huge fan of all things matching so sets make me happy! Unique and interesting pieces always draw my attention. The more embellishments the better. Give me all the sequins, bows, feathers, jewels…details makes my heart sing!

Sweater Set with Rhinestone Flower Buttons: H & M

Who doesn’t love a cut out that’s strategically placed for a little added sexy…think cold shoulders and other exposures like backs. I’ve had my eye on a couple of sweaters with cutouts!


My fellow fashionistas and I did a previous post titled Cozy Chic. To see that post, click HERE. I shared my love of sweaters, cardigans and all things warm, cozy and cute! It’s safe to say that I probably don’t need a single new sweater but my love is so deep for them that I know that won’t happen…LOL! Raise your hand if you can relate!

Rock and Love Sweater

This Rock and Love Sweater grabbed my attention on Instagram when I saw Terri of I am Terri B wearing it with her tulle skirt. Terri informed me that she had gotten the sweater from Lynn & Lily Online Boutique. (I love supporting small women run businesses!) The rest is history…although I had to wait for the temps to cool off a little! I’ve had so much fun styling it. Here are at least three ways it can be worn.

Look 1

I could hardly wait to wear my faux leather leggings with this sweater. Since I live in Illinois and the fall can be chilly, plus I’m always cold, I opted to wear black tights with my shorts. Combat boots are having a major moment so grabbing my Guess embellished boots seemed like they’d pair perfect.

Rock and Love Sweater: Lynn & Lily Online Boutique Faux Leather Shorts: Versona Embellished Boots: My Closet (Guess – DSW)
Look 2

My tulle skirt look with the Rock and Love sweater was inspired by Terri. All I did was switch out the shorts for the skirt and voila! For added warmth in the winter, I plan to add one of my moto jackets.

Tulle Skirt: My Closet (Amazon)
Look 3

Faux leather everything is also on trend and having a major moment. These leather joggers are as good as wearing sweat pants! They’re super soft and super comfortable. The joggers are a perfect pairing for the Rock and Love sweater.

Faux Leather Joggers: Express

The styling options with the sweater could be endless – jeans, pants, skirts. The options are only limited by your imagination. How would you style this sweater?

You can shop my sweater at Lynn and Lily and follow them on Instagram. (By the way, she’s a new small business owner. I love supporting women in business!)


Here’s the Sweater Edit of My Fellow Lifestyle and Fashion Blogging Friends from Around the World

SUZANNE: “Out here in California, the weather has her own idea of what fall looks like. With cold mornings to very high afternoon temperatures; our Autumn weather tends to be a bit manic, making my go-to knit something I can throw on and off with ease in the form of a cardigan or sweater vest. Layered over anything from jeans and a t-shirt, to a transitional sundress, either of these California wardrobe staples allows me to enjoy the look of “fall”, despite our Indian Summer weather”.

Suzanne Bell of Ask Suzanne Bell

NANCY: “I love sweaters, because I am always cold. The thicker the better! But I don’t like cols, they don’t look good on me. Which is a pity because they are so much warmer then a v-neck. Ah well, the things you suffer for the sake of fashion!”

Nancy Baten of Nancy’s Fashion Style

ADA: “A colorblocked pink and fuchsia sweater is perfect for October particularly, because Pink raises awareness for Breast Cancer Month. This happy, bright piece is a new find from Target as are those new leopard pants (wish I had sized down in them, they have a hidden elastic band). Throw in a pumpkin, and I am ready for Fall with all of my sweaters!”

Ada Furxhi of Elegance and Mommy Hood

SHELBEE: “I found this cute fox sweater at JCPenney a few years ago and I have never shared it on my blog before. I love the fun geometric graphic of the fox. Foxes are my favorite animal so I added my little rose gold fox necklace, too. This sweater is perfect for the beginning of sweater weather because it is a lighter weight knit and has 3/4 sleeves. I can even comfortably pair this sweater with shorts for a cute transitional look.”

Shelbee Montoro of Shelbee on the Edge

NICOLE: “I saw this red cashmere sweater in a consignment store. It was my size, color and the price was right. So I gave it a new home in my closet despite I already had two other red cashmere sweaters. However, they have a turtle and crew neck, respectively. Thus, a V-neck was different enough. And, for my excuse, one can never have too many neutrals, right?”

Nicole Molders of High Latitude Style

EMMA: “I won this tunic sweater from Bonmarche in a Christmas giveaway on Instagram a couple of years ago. The length gives me the option of wearing it as a dress with thick tights and long boots as I’ve done here, or over black skinny jeans and ankle boots when it’s colder.”

Emma Peach of Style Splash

NINA: “Cozy sweaters and cardigans make styling fall outfits so much fun.”

Nina Bandoni of Sharing a Journey

ANDY: “Ponchos are such a fun and easy way to add a light layer to an outfit. This plaid one has been one of my wardrobe staples for years. I love the plaid pattern and autumnal colors. I can’t wait to pull it out each fall!”

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