I've noticed some well dressed ladies wearing open knit sweaters lately, and while these are not new, it got me thinking that maybe they were on to something. I always thought they were silly ("What's the point of having a sweater with holes?"). But at a recent sample sale, I was specifically looking for these kinds of pieces out of curiosity and lucked out. I picked one up in a neutral color and it really delivers: it adds that touch of coverage without adding excess color or heavy volume. The texture and silhouette it adds to any look is perfect
Canadian summers are temperamental at best. Humid temperatures fought off with damp a/c has never been my thing. These open knit sweaters are best for this! They actually DO keep you warm, and they are easy to throw in a bag when you don't want to wear it anymore. They are light enough that you don't sweat (the holes probably help with this) but warm enough to fight the dampness in an air conditioned building (Im really calling to all my office workers here).
This is the first piece that I picked up at a sample sale (no idea who makes it, sorry!) and it is great for many scenarios. It is light enough to wear as a cover up to the beach, or to throw on any simple look to add the extra texture that I so love. It covers your bum and has a drop shoulder with sleeves you can roll to 3/4 length, or leave long for a touch of coverage from the sun
I'll try to take some pictures of these pieces in action so you can see how great they are in action. Check out my instagram account for more frequent posts!