Looking Cool

Five Stylish Items That Will See You Through Southwest Florida’s Mild, Beautiful Winters

From lightweight jackets to buttery cashmere, here's how to stay warm while looking cool.

By Elizabeth Djinis December 1, 2022 Published in the November-December 2022 issue of Sarasota Magazine

Zip It 

This zip-up jacket is that perfect in-between topper for a cool fall day. The beige shade with sporty white and green stripes makes it the perfect accompaniment to a workout or a night out at a brewery, and the ribbed cuffs and semi-collar give it an edge. $64, Marmalade Salon & Boutique, 1927 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, (941) 362-0276, marmaladelifestyle.com

The Cardigans 

Naadam is a trendy sustainable cashmere line that derives its materials straight from Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. The aesthetic is somewhere in the realm of contemporary yet classic, and this open cable cardigan in marigold is the perfect example. The gold hue and tortoiseshell buttons elevate this basic look. $365, Influence Style, 474 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, (941) 343-2315, influencestyle.com

Flannel Discussion

When it comes to clothing in Sarasota, it seems that women always have a plethora of options to choose from and men only have a few. That’s why this versatile Wrangler flannel from Tractor Supply Co. will fill an important winter wardrobe gap. With snap buttons, a relaxed fit and six colors to choose from, this shirt will please even the most particular of men. $19.99-$21.59, Tractor Supply Co., 7130 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, (941) 342-0955, tractorsupply.com

Sleeveless in Sarasota

There’s something about this Vince cable knit wool sweater that just screams ’80s, and we’re here for it. The off-white color and lack of sleeves let you sport it at the office with dress pants or on a night out with something a bit slinkier. It’s perfect for a Florida winter, since you won’t find yourself sweating under too much material, but the turtleneck still gives it a wintry vibe. $365, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Mall at University Town Center, 120 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, (941) 364-5300, saksfifthavenue.com

Blazer Focus 

An important part of any wardrobe, blazers might have once been relegated to formal occasions, but they are equally great at dressing up a white T-shirt and a pair of jeans. This 1. State double-breasted checker plaid look from Dillard’s is great for that late winter day with just a tiny bit of wind. $149, Dillard’s, The Mall at University Town Center, 200 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, (941) 527-4878, dillards.com

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