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With winter just around the corner, my current wish-list consists of cozy cables, ribbed turtlenecks, and cashmere sweaters – basically anything that prevents those icy chills. But big, chunky sweaters and thicker layers don’t always come off easily, and I don’t want to look like a yeti, the marshmallow man in Ghostbusters, or Joey in this scene from Friends when he’s wearing all of his clothes.
When it comes to knitwear, the French seem to have a knack for making them look more stylish than most. Maybe it’s the way they style it, or the way it casually (or effortlessly) falls off their shoulders, depending on what it is, there is a thing or two to learn. After all, French women are single-handedly responsible for making the cardigan sexy, despite the fact that it was invented in the 19th century by the Earl of Cardigan, who was obviously a man and a British man.
Here are my top tips for donning heavier layers that I borrowed from the French so you can stay warm without sacrificing style.