As I mentioned in my last outfit post, I've become sort of obsessed with short-sleeve sweaters as layering pieces. I don't know if I'd wear one with bare arms or under a cardigan (that seems matronly). But they're perfect for adding a bit of warmth when worn over long-sleeve tees and button-up shirts and aren't as stuffily preppy as a sweater vest. A quality merino wool or cashmere number can last for years and be a wardrobe staple for many winters to come. And if you already have a neutral one in your closet, you can get one in a bright hue like orange, turquoise or fuchsia for a fresh take on a classic piece.
If you're shopping for the latest in spring fashions, a short-sleeve sweater might not sound like an exciting purchase. But if you're making an investment in your long-term wardrobe and you don't already have one, a short-sleeve sweater can be pretty exciting stuff.
Would you wear/buy one?
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