Some style pieces are bought out of necessity (gloves, boxers), others out of a simple desire to grab attention. Consider Rag & Bone’s latest shawl collar sweater a winter buy that’ll do both: Keep you comfortably warm and turn heads while you’re at it. From afar, the Holst pullover looks olive green, but up close, it reveals multi-colored flecks of yellow, blue, green, and brown woven together into a uniquely appealing pattern. And if that’s not a talking point over the compulsory New Year’s toast, its incredible feel will be, because despite being made mostly of cotton, viscose, and wool, this slim-fitting sweater has all the softness you’d get from top-quality cashmere.
Chalk that type of softness up to the Rag & Bone guys’ acute eye for detailing, which is also on display around the collar and side seaming of the pullover; both boasting a special type of waffle knitting. So forgo the oft-relied-on blue or black merino for something a little bolder this season, and make standing out your New Year resolution. [$395; rag-bone.com]