Happy transitional season! During the coming sorta warm, kinda cold months, there is one essential item no closet should be without: the transitional sweater. A transitional sweater is one that can be layered over your winter ensembles to add some extra warmth, but still relaxed, and lightweight enough to team with your spring pieces. It has neither the bulk of a winter knit nor the airy barely-there feel of a spring style. Instead, it strikes just the right balance.
A transitional knit is an obvious worthy investment since you get significantly more mileage out of it. To take it a step further, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite styles for under $100.
Spin Scarves Arizona Poncho Scarf, $60. The perfect layering piece for lingering cold spells.
Staring at Stars Crochet Swing Tunic Sweater, $54. This easygoing style can literally work with anything in your closet- skinny jeans, wide legs, long flowy skirts, fitted miniskirts, denim cut-offs, anything!
Old Navy Rib Knit Crochet Sweater, $19.99. A basic, lightweight knit that can seamlessly be layered under or over.
TopShop Knitted Stitch Panel Cardigan, $68. An obvious choice for spring and summer, you can aslo use this punchy piece to liven up your winter wears before you retire them.
Coincidence & Chance Rugby Stripe Pullover, $29.99. A casual style that looks cool with everything.
BCBG MaxAzria Distressed Pullover Sweater, $35.99. I’m a sucker for anything tattered and distressed. This knit is part glam, part grunge, and just cozy enough for in-between weather.
Sabine Multi Stitch Sweater, $88. An easy breezy knit that speaks to the sunny, optimistic vibe that comes with a new season.
TopShop Knitted Tweedy Boyfriend Cardigan, $76. A cozy boyfriend cardigan can give any outfit a cool, effortless vibe. Throw this easy-to-wear style over anything, from your favorite jeans to an airy dress, to fend off the chill in style.
Free People Horizontal Sunday Smile Pullover, $98. This earthy style can easily become a year-round staple. Team it with anything from cut-offs to girly skirts. Add some statement baubles and you’re good to go!
BB Dakota Mignon French Terry Sequins Sweater, $57. From day to night, winter to spring, this offbeat style can take you anywhere.
- SABRINA ALEXIS