Sexy Sweaters for Spring

When the chilly Winter air moves out and the temperatures slowly rise, it is time to shed your heavy coat and transition into a cute Spring sweater. Not only do sweater styles change with the season, but the colors become brighter. Stores like Norm Thompson and Fashion Bug offer a wide variety of cute sweaters to brighten your Spring wardrobe. Here are six styles to choose from:

1. Cardigan

The most visible trend in Spring sweaters is the front closure. It is all about the cardigan. Traditionally, cardigans have a full button front and, yes, there are plenty of options in that style. There is also an abundance of drape-front cardigans filling the retail market. They sport no buttons and lots of extra flowing fabric to fall freely or drape across your shoulder. Add a popular ruffled edge and the cardigan transforms into evening wear.

2. V-Neck

V-neck sweaters are the rage for Spring. Whether choosing a cardigan or the always popular pullover style, this neckline is a classic. The sleek line allows the wearer to add her own accessories.

3. Embellishment

Sweaters are embellished at the neckline in a variety of ways. Most often, there is elegant beading seen in a typical yolk style. When not seen at the neckline, stylish embellishment is found along the hipline. Most often, there are rows of ruffles in the same soft fabric as the sweater.

4. Belts

To belt or not to belt? Wide belts and thin belts are seen wrapping up all styles of Spring sweaters. Cinched-in waists flatter any body type. Spring is a great time to update your style with a belt. This is especially easy to accomplish with a drape-front cardigan.

5. Polka Dots, Checks and Stripes

Spring wardrobe colors always lighten in hue. We leave behind the blacks, grays and navy blues of Winter and break out the light colors. The most popular colors seen for the Spring season are yellows, cool blues, lavenders and greens. Wide, horizontal stripes are also seen in every style of sweater but especially the pullover crewneck.

6. Natural Fibers

Natural fibers are prevalent fabric for Spring, especially in sweater choices. Alpaca, cashmere and pima cotton are the current trends. All three materials are soft and lightweight, yet warm. Alpaca and especially cashmere are on the pricey end of fashion purchases while pima cotton is more affordable. Invest in a classic Spring style and it will last for several seasons to come.

If you are ready to update your Spring sweater wardrobe, here are six hot trends to incorporate into your buying spree. Mix and match any and all of these fashion highlights until you find the perfect sweater choice to create the perfect Spring outfit. You probably will not find all six trends in one sweater; just pick the best-of-the-best combinations. Think cardigan, v-neck, a sweater embellished in some way, possibly striped and with soft comfort. Have fun with it!