Layered life

Among the things that make winter worth slogging through is the opportunity to parade all those favorite sweaters around town again. The sweater is the clincher in any layered ensemble, and the fun is seeing how each one looks paired with all the other clothes accumulated over the past 12 months.

For a little flash – literally – try the women’s cardigan with metallic elements woven throughout the garment from Tri-Mountain (asi/92125). Or for something more subdued, Ash City (asi/37127) offers a pure and simple V-neck sweater that, when worn over a button-down shirt, places the wearer at the exact midpoint between casual comfort and corporate formality.
OK, so February isn’t everyone’s favorite month; but a smart and meltingly comfy sweater makes those gray skies seem less foreboding and more like a pleasant neutral counterpoint.