You know what I've been seeing everywhere lately? Animal sweaters (not to be confused with sweaters for animals). From the ultra-preppy wardrobe of Pretty Little Liar Spencer Hastings (seriously, she must own at least a hundred animal sweaters) to the deep recesses of Pinterest, they're kind of taking over. And why not? They're fabulous — and I have to admit, they're actually one of my favorite wardrobe staples for fall. I mean, they're kind of a win-win situation: Cozy, adorable, on trend... and the best part is, they feel put-together enough that you don't look like you're sitting around in sweats all day.
Suffice it to say, I've been waiting for weeks now for it to get cool enough put them into my regular wardrobe rotation (I live in LA, and the forecast for today is 79 degrees). As you all play your tiny sad violins for me and my untenable weather, I've been doing a lot of daydreaming about what I'll wear when temperatures finally drop below 70 (because that's when sweater weather begins in LA — no, really). So, I spent the afternoon online window shopping. That said, here are a handful of animal sweaters to appeal to a variety of tastes — from surfer girl to kitschy office wear:
I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker for French Bulldogs (and bow ties).
kensie Scoop-Neckline French Bulldog-Printed Sweatshirt, $39.99, Macy's
Cool, right? I love the reflection of the swan.
Swan Baggy Beach Jumper, $108, Wildfox
It looks just like Li'l Sebastian! Also, the caption is kind of perfect.
The Perfect Gift Baggy Beach Jumper, $108, Wildfox
Name It And Win It Sweater, $64.99, ModCloth
Looks like something fresh out of Taylor Swift's closet.
Factory Intarsia Cat Sweater, $44, J. Crew Factory
And if that's a shade too sweet for your palette, you might get a kick out of this funky camel:
It's got real tassels!
Factory Tassel-Embroidered Intarsia Camel Sweater, $44, J. Crew Factory
Well, that's pretty cute...
AHH! Look at the back!!
Raccoon Sweater, $278, Kate Spade
This reminds me a lot of some recent Dolce and Gabbana looks, and it's kind of everything I could possibly ask for from an article of clothing.
Applique Owl Motif Jumper, £45, Topshop
What do you think? Will you be animal sweater-ing up this fall? I certainly will be, weather permitting!