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If you told Katie Holmes that sweaters are the new scarves today, she'd probably agree, given that she walked the streets of New York City with just a sweater as a scarf. This is not a new look. It's reminiscent of the preppy look that was paramount in the 80s, and the fashion audience (especially the NYC chapter of the fashion audience) has revived the styling trick of putting a sweater back over your shoulders. However, it will feel a lot less preppy and costumed in 2021, as most will wear it with a mix of clothing styles.
There's no denying that the trick of draping sweaters makes even the most casual of outfits a little more polished – Holmes' wool coat, lightly washed jeans, and Gucci loafers with socks. If you're into the look, scroll down to shop sweaters that we think work well as defacto (medium-weight crew necks) scarves and see some NYC fashion girls make the trend their own .
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