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Sweaters and the Frugal Wardrobe

by Nikki Willhite

Sweaters are an important part of a frugal wardrobe. The key to saving money on sweaters is to make them as versatile as possible.

Sweaters are worn both as a fashion statement, and for warmth. They are worn alone, or layered.  Sweaters worn alone are worn more for fashion. They can be dressed down and worn over jeans, or dressed up and worn as office wear.

All sweaters are made from yarn. When a sweater is made from thick yarn, it is bulky. Bulky sweaters have more texture and are more casual.  They are usually worn with pants. Sweaters knitted with a medium weight fiber can usually be worn in all but very hot weather.

Sweaters made from delicate strands of yarn can be very lightweight.  Lightweight cashmere and acrylic sweaters look good with tailored, upscale clothing.

Pullover sweaters are styled with v-necks, turtle necks, crew necks, etc. The neck shape is another one of the things that determines how much wear you will get out of a sweater.

Sweaters with round, crew necks are the most versatile, as they can be worn over and under clothing. High neck sweaters are not usually worn over clothing, but look great under blazers and jackets.

Finally, when it comes to color, if you choose a neutral, you should be able to wear your sweater with most of your blouses.  It will become a staple of your wardrobe.  Colorful sweaters may not be wardrobe staples, but they still can be worn with many outfits and will serve you well.

About the Author: Nikki Willhite, mother of 3 and an interior design graduate, has been writing and publishing articles on the topic of frugal living for over a decade. Visit her at - where you will find hundreds of frugal living tips and articles. Frugal Happy Families- more than just money!  



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