Fall Inspiration: Cable Knit Sweater & Jeans

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I’ve become quite discerning when it comes to sweaters. Many a time I’ve purchased an ‘affordable’ sweater only to have it pill so badly it rendered itself unwearable. When the temperatures drop, having a cozy sweater is always key for comfort. But what kind of sweater would be worth an investment? Surely you’d want to get a sweater that looks chic year after year.

Enter cable knit sweaters.

The style based off the Aran knit sweater came from Ireland, originally made with unscoured (the sheep’s natural oils left in the wool)ย making the sweaters water-resistant. Perfect for fisherman! These days, the sweater style is made in a variety of fibers and colors, and since the style has survived the test of time. (Kind of like how jeans are a timeless classic.)

Combine the beautiful textures of a cable knit sweater with a pair of well-worn jeans and you have that perfect outfit that will look great year after year.

 

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6 Comments

  1. October 20, 2014 / 2:47 pm

    I love the way these look on other people and am always game to try one on when I see it in stores. But they don’t flatter me at all: they somehow make me look 20 lbs heavier and twice as wide! Sigh. I suspect the cable knits add bulk to hourglass figures with pronounced busts and hips while obscuring small waists.

  2. October 20, 2014 / 3:26 pm

    Great photos, I really like cable knit sweaters but I have a problem with finding good quality ones for a decent price. Could you recommend something? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. October 21, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    @lisa YES! I know this problem quite well. I would suggest looking for a sweater with raglan sleeves. I noticed that a lot of times sweaters that fit around the bust are also too big in the shoulders. Another tip is to experiment with different lengths, cropped or shorter lengths that you can ear tucked in a little bit to show off your waist.

  4. October 22, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    Thank you very much, I’ll definitely try it. And I see it’s 100% cotton ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Bee
    October 24, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    Love this inspiration board!! Last year I scored a J Crew cable knit popcorn cream sweater at a consignment store for like $15!!!! It’s my favorite sweater!! This is the ONLY reason I say bring on the cooler temps!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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