I know what you’re thinking. Cold shoulders definitely do not sound seasonally appropriate. I used to think the same until a cool fall day came and I wore this gorgeous burgundy sweater from HER. Boutique (use code ‘missmolly20’ to get 20% off). I was pleasantly surprised with how perfect it was for the weather. We are well into embracing the essence of fall and yet, here in Seattle the weather is still completely unpredictable. One day, it’s pouring down rain; the next, we are blessed with the sun. Being prepared for anything is an absolute must, which is why I’ve found cold shoulder sweaters to be the perfect for the season.
It’s all about the material.
Turns out cold shoulder tops don’t have to be “cold” at all. In fact, I was very warm wearing this burgundy sweater aptly named Feels Like Fall. Now that spring and summer have officially passed, it’s time to start thinking about thicker and heavier fabrics. As the weather transitions, so must our fabrics. Cold shoulder sweaters still fit the season because the thickness of the material will be plenty to keep you warm.
Layering makes a difference.
If you’re in an area where fall is in full front, don’t think that cold shoulder tops won’t work. I made this mistake at first, and I’m so glad I gave it a try. A top like this can take you right through the winter if you have your winter accessories ready to put on over it. Most buildings are heated during the cooler months, so if you’re prepared with seasonally appropriate outwear, then that exposed shoulder shouldn’t stop you from being cute for fall.
I think so! Cold shoulder tops give that subtle hint of sexiness without showing too much skin. They have a subtle hint of flirty appeal, without being overly flashy. My personal style has always leaned more towards a classy and sophisticated nature and cold shoulder tops do exactly that while still being on trend. This top is able to find that perfect balance with cute open shoulders and dual side slits, but with a cozy and oversized fit. It’s all about balance!
- If you’re going for a fall look think fall colors. I’m all about burgundy this season, but it turns out this sweater also comes in black. I’ll take it in both, please!
- Pairing a sweater with jeans and heels or boots is always a classic option, as I did in this look. If it’s oversized like this one, wearing it over leggings is perfectly acceptable!
- For an edgier look and still fall appropriate, pair a cold shoulder sweater with a mini skirt and over the knee boots. Sometimes I like to tuck in my sweater a little bit to polish off the look.