A wardrobe classic. Cosy, casually elegant and well-crafted, a white or ivory version will go with everything you own. The cable knit sweater has come a long way since its rugged fishermen beginnings and has become a casual style staple both for men and women. It is as perfect on the city streets as it is in the countryside, retaining an air of refinement due to its monochromatic style and simplicity. It goes with straight jeans and maybe a shirt underneath and high heels, and it looks just as fine with skinny jeans and riding boots. Or you can wear it with a silky skirt or paired with a pencil skirt and have it tucked in to make it more interesting. You shouldn’t hesitate choosing a pair of suit pants either if you like to pare down the formal look. However you sport it, it’s a winner, one of those items that resurfaces in my closet during the autumn and winter months with the confidence of a timeless piece.
photos: Marko MacPherson for Vogue.com | styled by Jorden Bickham / 2,3-Alasdair McLellan for the September 2013 issue of Wall Street Journal Magazine | Natalia Vodianova styled by Anastasia Barbieri / 4-Emma Tempest for Vogue Russia 2013 | Ji Hye Park styled by Camilla Pole, via Fashion Gone Rogue