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November 13, 2011

Style Feature: The Long-Sleeved Knit


Right now in NYC, the weather can’t seem to decide what season it is. With the temperature bouncing back and forth between the 40s and 60s, proper layering is key to making sure you are comfortable and a long-sleeved knit is the perfect way to do it.

1. Classic Cotton

A long-sleeved polo shirt gives you a good base layer for the inevitable temperature changes that fall brings. Add a sweater, jacket, or both.

Extra Tip : Multiple layers give you the flexibility to add or remove pieces to suit the situation. You might need to lose a layer when you go into a store or several layers if you visit an absurdly warm apartment (which thanks to inattentive supers, always seems to happen in NYC).

Shirt by Burberry; Trousers by Fink Clothing; Shoes by Ted Baker;
Jacket (carried) by SQ; Sunglasses by Prada. 

2. Sporty Casual

The benefit of a simple button-down knit is the added versatility of layering under a sweater or over a tee.

I usually assign function based on fabric and this cotton jersey knit is usually a more casual piece for me because of the athletic-inspired nature of the fabric, but I have also dressed it up with a tie and jacket for a little twist. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

Shirt by Yoko Devereaux; Tee by Kenneth Cole New York;
Denim by Guess; Sneakers by Converse.

3. Light Wool

This merino wool knit is great for some added warmth. It is a more stylish alternative to wearing a sweater over a tee (which I am unfortunately seeing a lot of this year).

Extra Tip : A scarf is always a nice add-on, not just for style but as another easily removable layer.

Shirt by Burberry; Denim by AllSaints Spitalfields; Boots by
AllSaints Spitalfields; Scarf by Express; Watch by Bulova;
Leather bracelets from thrift store; Sunglasses by Prada.

4. Military Inspired

For me, this shirt is fun and I love wearing it because it is unique. The soft fabric plays nicely against the hard military details and gunmetal studs so it works very well dressed up or down.

Shirt by Marc by Marc Jacobs; Corduroy pants by Nautica;
Sneakers by Paul Smith Jeans.
Thanks for reading and stay stylish,
- JJ

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