Winter Must Have: Elan Sweaters

As the colder temperatures settle in, it’s time spruce up your Sweater wardrobe and today we wanted to talk about one of our latest must have pieces for your closet this season – Elan Sweaters.  We recently started carrying this line at Vintage Fringe and their sweaters are probably one of Elan’s most well known staples.  Personally, what I love about these sweaters are their distinctive style.  These sweaters are not the classic cable knit v neck sweater or cardigans that you see in many of the retail chain stores.  Rather the Elan Sweaters we carry at Vintage Fringe have been chosen by our buyers because of their distinctive styles.

Elan Butterfly Turtleneck Sweater

Elan Butterfly Turtleneck Sweater

Consider the Elan Butterfly Turtleneck Sweater.  This sweater utilizes a stylish oversized turtleneck at the top and then the dolman sleeve which is so popular this season.  In addition, the sweater also features a loose fit at the waist that actually flares.  In fact the center of the sweater is actually shorter than the sides.  These two components warranted the Butterfly description. There is also the contrasting ribbed textured knit down the center which is also a great modern way to mix it up with the style of this sweater.  For all of these reasons it really is a statement sweater, but best of all it can be dressed up or down.  My favorite look is with skinny jeans and high boots to really create that modern edgy look. It’s available in Ash Grey a light shade of grey so it pairs well with both whites and blacks for layering. The sweater knit is acrylic and definitely keeps you warm, but not at the expense of looking fashionable.

Elan Striped Hoodie Sweater

Elan Striped Hoodie Sweater

Next with a different style all together, the Elan Striped Hoodie Sweater captures more of a vintage style blended with modern fashion trends like the hoodie and the wide stripes.  This sweater features contrasting wide stripes in ash grey and creme.  A long tunic length sweater this sweater also looks stunning with boots my favorite are tall suede grey boots for a dressy look or even with Uggs for a more casual look.  As for the great details, this sweater has a pin closure in front which is actually a large pin that is covered with matching grey yarn.  Of course we have to mention the hoodie which also gives this sweater more of a retro look.  In short, this sweater is another great statement sweater for your closet that you won’t find everywhere.

As you can see both of these sweaters are great fashion statement pieces, and best of all they won’t break the bank with reasonable pricing for sweaters both currently on sale for under $75.  Finding distinctive sweaters can often be a frustrating task as you can find yourself drowning in a sea of v necks and cardigans.  At Vintage Fringe we try to find pieces that you are not going to find everywhere else and our goal is always to help you find statement pieces for your wardrobe.

 

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Fashionable Essentials for Fall: The Sweater

Laurie B. Rumba Cardigan

Laurie B. Rumba Cardigan

The sweater is another fashionable essential this fall.  Since fall can be cool one day and freezing the next I would recommend a lightweight sweater and a thicker layering sweater. For the lightweight sweater this season I have fallen in love with the Laurie B. Rumba Puff Sleeve Sweater. This sweater can be worn so many different ways. Pictured here unbuttoned and over a tank top you can wear it in warmer weather too.  In cooler weather, we love to wear it over a long sleeved shirt. The snap in the front makes it possible to wear it open or closed.  My favorite detail are the pockets in front.  I love also that it comes in classic black and a sweatshirt grey.

Splendid Cotton Stripe Cardigan

Splendid Cotton Stripe Cardigan

Another fashionable sweater that I love to wear on those chilly fall days is Cotton Stripe Long Sleeve Cardigan from Splendid. This sweater has the adorable thick stripes that look great with denim pants.  This sweater is more flattering than most chunky sweater wraps because the collar gets wider closer to the face. We love the tie around the waist too giving it a flattering fit.

Best of all both of these sweaters are currently on sale. What do you think?  What are your favorite sweaters?  Post a comment and let us know.

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Fashionable Essentials for Fall: The Turtleneck

Zooey Turtleneck and Velvet Lucca Top

Zooey Turtleneck and Velvet Lucca Top

Another essential fall fashion this season is the turtleneck.  In terms of necklines the  turtleneck is one of my favorites.  First of all, turtlenecks are universally flattering because they elongate your neck and place the focus onto your face.  I also love how extremely versatile turtlenecks are.  Wear a turtleneck with a suit, with a vest, with a skirt, with pants, or your favorite pair of jeans.  Wear a chunky necklace or wear your favorite scarf, with a turtleneck almost anything goes.  My absolute favorite turtleneck is the classic long sleeve turtleneck by Zooey.  Perfect for layering, this top is shown here under the Velvet by Graham and Spencer Lucca tunic top in Drift. This turtleneck is made of supima cotton which is seriously one of the softest cottons I have ever worn.  This turtleneck is simple, but perfect in every way.  The length falls below the waist, the turtleneck itself is loose and soft so it doesn’t feel to tight around your neck or uncomfortable.  This Zooey turtleneck comes in ten different colors, is machine washable, and is currently 50% off in our Vintage Fringe Outlet so hurry to Vintage Fringe and pick up your fall essentials now.

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