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Closet Confection: The Short-Sleeve Sweater Conundrum

French Connection Tweed Bomber Jacket, Ralph Lauren Rugby Yellow Short-Sleeve Sweater, J. Crew Tweed Pencil Skirt, Chloe Aviator Sunglasses, Zara Yellow Captoe Heelstweed_skirt_2tweed_skirt_yellow_shoes
{French Connection Jacket via Loehmann’s, Ralph Lauren Rugby Sweater, J. Crew Skirt, Chloe Sunglasses c/o ideeli, Zara Shoes (similar)}

I simply adore short-sleeve sweaters (and own about half a dozen or so), but they’re not always practical.  Usually if it’s cold enough for a sweater, I also like my arms to be covered.  And if it’s warm enough for bare arms, I typically don’t want to wear a sweater. Do you see my dilemma?

Alas, there’s really only a thin temperature range (~60-70°F) within which I’m truly comfortable wearing my short-sleeve sweaters. Luckily for me, spring has officially sprung in the Big Apple, and the temps over the next few weeks will fall exactly within my ideal range.  I must say that I’m looking forward to having my cake and eating it too.

And as impractical as they may be, here are a few more sweaters of the short-sleeved variety that I wouldn’t mind adding to my collection:

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  • Alissa Futhey April 8, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    I too have this dilemma with short sleeved sweaters. I find them so cute but so impractical. There seems to be a two day period where in Kansas I can actually wear them!

    That sweater is so cute, I love it with that skirt. Plus those heels just completely make the two pieces rock even harder.

  • Carlysscloset April 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    I love this look! I love aswell short sleeves sweaters!

    Carly’s Closet

  • nylse April 9, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    i love the entire outfit; but i really love the shoes.

    • ClosetConfections April 9, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      thanks! i got lucky and scored these on the clearance rack last year. 😉