My default outfit from November to March is a sweater and jeans. It’s an easy and comfortable look that still looks like you put effort into it. Once it hits mid-March though, it gets a bit dicey when wearing a heavy, winter-bound sweater during the day.
That’s where the almighty cotton-linen blend comes in. The shape may say sweater, but the material says easy, breezy. Cotton-linen blends give you the breathability of summer’s favorite material (linen) with nature’s most universal thread (cotton). Everlane just launched a whole collection of loose-fit and loose-knit sweaters made from that blend—and they aren’t the only ones giving the sweater a much-needed shearing.
L.L.Bean’s Signature Cotton/Linen Ragg Crewneck Sweater comes in three color-blocked options and would look just as at home with a pair of jeans as it would a skirt.
The Cotton Linen Waffle Crew Neck Sweater from Bonobos gives you the ease of linen with the more structural make-up of a pullover, and has a hint of sweatshirt in there to help tone down the stiffness.
If you stumble across sweaters called “Mélange” that means it’s a blend, and this Mélange-Knit Sweater by Eileen Fisher is something you’ll want to wear every day once spring hits.
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