The 2012 Sweater

The closer we get to sweater weather, the more excited I get. A sweater and boots becomes second nature in cold climates like Minneapolis in winter, and I'm loving the fresh updates to sweaters this fall/winter 2012 season.

the embellishments

Topshop, Elizabeth & James, Madewell

A zipper here, studded shoulders there, and colorblocking all over. When your winter uniform is a sweater and jeans, mix it up with striking details on the biggest piece of your outfit--the sweater!

the graphic

Wildfox, Madewell, Joie

Lately, I've been drawn to fun graphics front and center. I'm particularly attracted to the cute-little-animal variety. Fall is all about the outdoors, so why not give nature a nod with your top?

the look

Aubin & Willis sweater, Current/Elliot pants, Amrita Singh bangles, Shoemint ankle boots, Essie Merino Cool, Joie Huntley tote

The shopper tote is quickly becoming my favorite silhouette when it comes to this season's bags. I'm a big fan of a big purse; I like carrying my life around with me all day. I haven't gotten over the green pants thing yet, and then there's the cute little fox. I just want to wear this guy on my shirt all day.