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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Fall Fashion: Spotlight on staying cozy!

As the temperatures drop, we all reach for for warmer clothes, but cooler weather does not mean that sweatpants are the new dress code. To the contrary, there are so many chic sweaters and jackets that can easily be paired with jeans and leggings, it is almost easier to be chic in fall and winter. Here are a few effortless pieces to help you stay warm and cozy through the fall and winter. I love  they layering capability of a wrap sweater and this Audrey Wrap Sweater by Laurie B. is super versatile for fall and winter.

Audrey Wrap Sweater by Laurie B.

Audrey Wrap Sweater by Laurie B.

Another great cozy sweater for fall and winter is the Moonlight Cap Wrap by Laurie B. I love the pink sweater that is pictured, but if that isn’t for you, try it in black, navy blue or white. This sweater hangs so beautifully, and really makes a perfect frame to showcase one of your favorite necklaces.

Moonlight Cap Wrap by Laurie B.

Moonlight Cap Wrap by Laurie B.

I love detail and the Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvethas plenty of it. The off center zipper and other zipper and buttons really make this a standout sweater for fall 2010. This is os cute open or closed and it is just as easy to wear as your collegiate hoodie, but oh so much cuter!

Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet.

Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet.

What are your strategies for staying cozy and chic for this fall and winter??

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Must Have Fall Cardigan Sweaters and Wraps

Laurie B. Moonlight Cap Sweater

Laurie B. Moonlight Cap Wrap Sweater

Cardigans and wraps are all the rage this fall and why shouldn’t they be?  They are the perfect complement over long sleeve tops in the fall and winter and we love to wear them over tanks from spring until fall.  No one designs feminine wraps and cardigans better than Laurie B.  At Vintage Fringe, we love Laurie B. sweaters because they are so flattering and versatile.  Dressed for day or glammed up for night you can always layer in style with her fabulous designs.  Most people think sweaters are only for winter because they are so bulky and unflattering, but Laurie B. is the queen of turning knits into fashionable feminine looks that you can wear early fall through to winter.

One of my favorite sweaters by Laurie B. is the Moonlight Cap Sweater.  This Wrap has a one of a kind cut that makes it different than any wrap you have seen before.  I also love how this sweater is short sleeved, I still pair it with a white long sleeved shirt, but I really enjoy the warmth of a sweater wrap without the weight that sleeves on a sweater can add.

Laurie B. Rumba Cardigan

Laurie B. Rumba Cardigan

Another great choice from Laurie B. is the Rumba Puff Sleeve Sweater.  This sweater is lightweight and really doesn’t look like a sweater at all.  It’s beautiful gathered detailed V-neck on the front and long length make it a classic one of a kind sweater.  This knit is really so lightweight you could start wearing it now.  These sweaters and other designer sweaters are available at Vintage Fringe.  Hurry and get yours today while supplies last!

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