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Guys,

It's officially sweater weather in South Texas. I know, I know, anyone who lives north of Waco, Texas is rolling their eyes at me, because that's been true everywhere else for quite some time. But that's the beauty of South Texas: Indian Summers that stretch on and on.

But enough already! We want our riding boots, hot cocoa, and most importantly, cozy sweaters!

Shout-out to my bestie Grace for giving me the inspiration for this post! She recently rocked one of the coziest sweaters you can find: the boyfriend sweater, and reminded me of my love for all things knit, cowled, and cozy. There are so many fun sweater trends that I want to share with you beauties. So sit back, stoke the fire (or if you're like me, download the fireplace app), and read on. I hope the trends that follow (just a few of my favorites) provide you with some inspiration for your next winter wardrobe purchase.

Boyfriend Sweater: exactly what it sounds like. An excuse to wear all of those comfy, slouchy knits that swallow us up. Shout-out to the men and women who deem all things baggy to be once-again chic by adding the "boyfriend" label.

 Photo: Nordstrom.com

Photo: Nordstrom.com

The Cold Shoulder: surprisingly no longer just a term that applies to how you handle those annoying first dates who keep calling. This winter trend is one of my favorites.   

 Photo: WhiteHouseBlackMarket.com

Photo: WhiteHouseBlackMarket.com

Cowl Necks: does it get any cozier? I think not! All the benefits of warmth a turtleneck offers, but about ten thousand times more flattering. This sweater from Express strikes the perfect balance of comfy and chic.

 Photo: Express.com

Photo: Express.com

This Nordstrom beauty is the perfect comfy friend for a cold day. And BONUS: currently 35% off!

 Photo: Nordstrom.com

Photo: Nordstrom.com

The Preppy Pullover: channel your inner Sporty Spice in a look that's right on trend with today's Athleisure craze. Très comfy! Love the look below from Vineyard Vines (via Nordstrom of course!)

 Photo: Nordstrom.com

Photo: Nordstrom.com

I personally am not a fan of hoodies, turtlenecks or sweatshirts. Not simply for criticism's sake, but because I feel each of these add fluff to areas where most women don't want or need any extra bulk. But if you love any or all of those, keep wearing what makes you happy! That's what fashion is all about. 

What's your favorite sweater trend?