Sweater Season: Our Best Picks, as seen on Twin Cities Live!

Although we’re always a little sad to see summer go, there is something that’s really appealing about cooler temperatures. For us, it’s sweater season! Who’s with us? Our favorite outfits usually involve an oversized cardigan, a graphic tee, a great pair of denim and boots. That’s just how we roll. It’s effortless, chic, and oh so comfy.  If you’re ready to step up your sweater game, get ready! We’ve scoured the shops to find the best picks for sweater season.

Let’s start with soft and cozy. This Target Chenille Open Cardigan  sweater is EVERYTHING! Ultra soft, oversized and at $29.99, very affordable. The neutral color and lush texture are yummy! What can we say? We’re in love! Here, we are pairing it with a fun, graphic tee (also from Target), statement earrings , black booties  and this great pair of coated denim from Evereve.


This next pick screams easy elegance. This season it’s all about the sleeve and this Nordstrom BP Dolman Sleeve Sweater has just the right amount of drama.  We also love the color, blush pink, which is one of the hottest hues this season. If you’re not into pink, not to worry. It also comes in a dark gray and black. We’re pairing it with the Barbara High Rise by Hudson ankle skinny jeans, knee high boots (last season, similar ) and some fun statement earrings.


For those days when you need to get up and get out the door, this is your sweater! It’s a great throw on option that requires very little styling effort. Just add denim and a scarf and you are ready to launch into your day with flair. It’s the Evereve Allison Joy Tie Front Sweater and it’s kind of like a dressed up sweatshirt.  It’s also great for layering under a vest or jacket. The tie front waist is super flattering on all body types. It blouses out in the middle and what mom doesn’t love that? We’re pairing it with a blanket scarf (similar) , distressed jeans( similar ) and the Lucky Lotisha Booties.

Last but not least is this sweater from one of our favorite, new brands! If you’ve never heard of “Cupcakes and Cashmere“, you need to know about this clothing line. Recently founded by fashion blogger, Emily Schuman, this brand is all about aspirational yet attainable style. We discovered her pieces at one of our favorite local boutiques, Willa June. Trust us, we drool over just about every option we see, including this Randy Turtleneck Sweater  that sold out at Willa June, but is now on MAJOR sale at Nordstrom! We’re pairing it with black denim, drop earrings  and leopard pumps ( similar ).

There you have it, friends! Our best pics to kickoff a cozy sweater season. Cheers!


The ShineUP Crew