7 ways to wear baby sweaters this spring

Textures, prints, and more.

May 09, 2018

When balmy warm weather rolls around, the last thing you want to think about are jackets. But with temperature drops at night and the office AC that's hellbent on turning your workspace into an arctic tundra, you're still better off carrying something with you. The sight of a bulky sweater on a spring day is offensive at best, so opt for lightweight, cardigan-adjacent fits that will keep you comfortable when it gets a little too breezy for comfort. These baby sweaters — once on the Margiela runway back in the 90s, as pictured above — are making a comeback, and with their cool textures and varying sleeve-lengths, your spring-to-summer transition couldn't get easier. See some of the best way to wear the style, below.

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1. A Cher Horowitz worthy pattern

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When Clueless heroine Cher Horowitz says, "I felt impotent and out of control. Which I really, really hate," that's how I feel when I'm cold on an otherwise sunny day. A collared zip-up, like the Raquel top from Miaou, has no bulk and the sunny, plaid print is far from ensembly challenged.

2. A textured button-up

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Wavy hems and light texturing add a late 90s, early 00s mall rat effect for a grungier take on the style people have come to expect from UNIF.

3. Just a touch of shimmer

A classic cardigan can feel inherently matronly, so liven it up with a faint, barely-there shimmer material.

4. Totally sheer

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You can't get more lightweight than Eckhaus Latta's barely there, sheer top. The organza material has an inherent structure, and the icy, baby blue color makes me feel cooler just by looking at it.

5. Go galactic

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Los Angeles-based, gender fluid clothing line WE ARE MORTALS brings a space-age twist with the choice of its extra shiny, mercury silver material.

6. A Fuzzy fit

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Baby sweaters are ultra sweet as is, and a fuzzy, soft to the touch material makes the springtime staple even dreamier.

7. All-American classic

Low-key and timeless, a cropped scoop-neck goes with just about everything. Purveyors of effortless cool Reformation have you covered.

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