Sweater Weather

A sweater is my whole fall mood, for the love of all things layered and cozy. Right now is, without a doubt, the PERFECT time to wear a big cozy sweater, and that's what you will find me in most days. I just counted, and I currently have no less than 26 hanging up. My sweater obsession started about five years ago, and I am happy to say that it is still going strong. In fact, I just picked up my new favourite yesterday at Commit.

I hate to be cliché, but when it comes to my life in Fernie, I am of the common variety – I came for the winter, stayed for the summer and then fell head over heels in love with fall, but I'm easily swayed, my favourite season is always the one that we are in right now. If you're new to town, you will soon realize that Fernie is the best, no matter the time of year. But, fall. Fall tends to REALLY show off. The colours will take your breath away. 

Fall + sweater = match made in Fernie.

The knit trend has been with us for quite a long time. I don't remember a time when they weren't popular, and it shows no sign of slowing down. And guys, big news - the cardigan is back, baby. The mini (think cropped and tight) version has been on the scene for a while, and now, with thanks to Katie Holmes’ recent viral moment, expect to see a lot of chunky cardigans, one button done up, a bare shoulder with a cashmere bra (or a cute bralette from Frejya) showing. 

Commit loves a knit sweater almost as much as I do. One of their new brands Sisstr has the Cozy Specs Sweater (also now referred to as, The One That I Bought) and it is just the right amount of classic cardi mixed with retro bubble sleeves. It will be my fall staple - great over everything! 

The Brixton Madero Sweater was hard to leave behind. Its moody striped colour pattern is perfect for fall. Add in a high neck, balloon sleeves and a length that will hit in just the right spot.

Edge of the World has some great options. Rusty has a classic chunky cable knit called the Folklore Chunky Knit. It’s a relaxed fit with a high neckline and blouson sleeves (definitely the trend this year), it will look great over jeans, a dress and I'd love to see it with an ankle-length skirt. 

While you're in Edge, check out the Volcom Knit List Cardigan. This oversized chunky cardigan is the perfect layer to wrap yourself up in for a cool morning or evening stroll. 

Speaking of oversized cardigans, No. 3 has the Dex Baked Biscuit Cardigan. A perfect neutral, long length, and soft knit, this will be one of our go-to's this season!

I am a long time fan of Free People. They can always be relied upon to bring the boho, easy-going, vibes. We're lucky that Freyja always has some of the best of it. This season, a couple of standouts are the Eucalyptus Cardigan and the Easy Street tunic. Both have a slouchy silhouette that will give you the plush and comfy feels.

So enjoy the season of the sweaters before the snow starts to fall and the puffy jacket season arrives, which also happens to be one of my faves…