The One Detail That Makes Sweaters Feel So Special


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Regular cardigans and crewneck sweaters get an upgrade when they are finished with intricate details. Adorned with faux pearls, delicate rhinestones, elegant floral embroidery, or other pretty trims, embellished sweaters are a step up from the ordinary. And they’re the perfect thing to reach for if you want to step up your wardrobe in the cold winter months.

When you wear one, our advice is to keep it simple to let the intricate piece stand out. Try one tucked into a pair of high-waisted trousers with suede sock boots, worn with straight-leg jeans and sleek satin mules, or even layered over a chic mini skirt with slouchy boots. If you’re looking for the best places to get your hands on one, we’ve rounded up the 14 best embellished sweaters on the internet. Shop all of them here from Prada, Zara, Gucci, and more.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.