It’s late November, and these short, brisk days are here to stay. This type of weather always makes me want to refresh my sweater collection. Sweaters and leggings are pretty much my late fall/winter uniform, so I rounded up cozy sweaters under $75 — and most are under $50!
Some sweater trends stood out to me this season. Color-blocking is back, and I especially love the color-blocked chevron sweater can elongate a whole look. The other color-blocked pick (from Target!) would be great to wear into the spring with its brighter neutral shades. Turtlenecks, mock or not, up the cozy factor.
Lots of sweaters are now in tunic lengths, which is awesome — I want to feel comfy wearing them with leggings. Some, like the v-neck tunic sweater from Old Navy, are shorter in the front and on the thinner side, which means they work for a French tuck into skirts or high-waisted jeans.
Now that it’s fall, it’s so easy to fall back on wearing sweaters, pants (okay, leggings) and boots everyday. But if you want to mix thing up, may I recommend a corduroy skirt?
Corduroy skirts are workhorses. They work with bare legs and tights, sneakers or booties, blouses or tees. Plus, these skirts are affordable and come in nearly every color you can think of. My black corduroy skirt is an oldie but goodie from Tobi, but I’ve picked out some other options below:
I’ve styled it with a tee and denim jacket, tights and a patterned top and even a tank and flats in cooler weather. Have you added one to your wardrobe yet?
If you’re anything like me, you understand the importance of shopping sustainably but sometimes struggle to justify the higher price tags of eco-friendly clothing. Of course, the most sustainable shopping is no shopping at all, but that’s not always fun or realistic.
This is where Pact comes in: for prices similar to full price-Old Navy, you can buy comfy staples made with organic cotton. Although Pact manufactures outside of the U.S., the brand is committed to sweatshop-free labor. Sounds pretty good right?
And their clothing is cute and classic too! I picked out pieces that would be perfect for spring and summer, and everything shown above costs less than $50. (Pact offers free shipping on orders above $75, and free returns too!)
You can never go wrong with a classic striped dress, and between a shift and wrap dress, you’re guaranteed to find a silhouette that suits you. Colorful tanks are another summer staple. Finally, as someone who WFH, I’m devoted to leggings and I refuse to buy any that don’t include pockets for my phone.
Any other eco-friendly but affordable brands I should know about? I’m also a fan of United By Blue, which is based in Philly! If/when I order from Pact, I’ll be sure to share my thoughts!