The capricious weather this time of year doesn’t make the task of looking perfectly stylish 24/7 easy. That’s why we’ve come to rely on one of our favourite transitional staples: the open-knit sweater. Lightweight and airy, these pullovers are a spring must-have—not too bulky, not too flimsy—for a chic between-seasons outfit, like the one Ali Larter wore a couple weeks ago. While running errands in Los Angeles, the actress paired her Paper Denim & Cloth Lexington Sweater ($228) in Bone White with Stella McCartney sunglasses, Alice + Olivia shorts, a Devi Kroell bag, and Bally Manako Leather Wedge Sandals ($300). She chose pieces in shades of white and cream, resulting in a chic monochrome ensemble, so snag the look with one of our pieces below.
Joie Addler Sweater ($118) in Porcelain
For a relaxed, resort-ready look, slip on Joie’s open-knit sweater with a pair of off-white linen pants.
Club Monaco Sydney Sweater ($120)
Peek-a-boo stitches help update Club Monaco’s basic crewneck style. Layer it over a thin tank top and style it with a swingy pleated skirt for feminine appeal.
Skaist-Taylor Neon Open-Knit Sweater ($415)
We love Larter’s sleek white-on-white look, but if you want a shot of colour, go for Skaist-Taylor’s mesh sweater. Offset the notice-me-now neon orange hue with cropped jeans or shorts.
Style It With/Shorts
Open-knit sweaters are versatile enough to go with anything from a denim mini skirt to skinny jeans, but for Larter’s casual-cool appeal, opt for silky pair of shorts, like J.Crew’s Flared Silk-Cotton Faille Shorts ($75) in Ivory.
Style It With/Accessories
Complete your outfit with a few key accents: teamed with shorts, Juicy Couture’s Rory Wedges ($158) in Natural help create an ultra-flattering, leg-elongating silhouette, while Forever 21’s Round Sunglasses ($6) and Nasty Gal’s structured Sahara Satchel ($68) balance the light-coloured separates and add a dose of refinement to the ensemble’s laid-back vibe.
Photo of Ali Larter, courtesy of Splash News.