4 Casual Wine Country Looks, One Spring Sweater

4 Casual Wine Country Looks, One Spring Sweater

This time of year in California’s Wine Country it can be cool, overcast and windy one moment and downright hot the next so I rely on light layers to keep me comfortable as we transition into a new season.

My favorite light layer is this Works Every Time Sweater from Stella Carakasi. I have been wearing the daylights out of this sweater since receiving it a few weeks ago.

This versatile sweater is made with a lightweight cotton and nylon blend, has an asymmetrical structure, and includes one dolman sleeve.

I love the neutral Stone color because it goes with just about anything. It’s been the piece I reach for most often these days!

 Here are 4 casual Wine Country looks I created with one spring sweater:

Spring Sweater Four Ways

Here is an up close look at the sweater. It’s sheer so you need to wear something under it. I love that you can change up the look of this sweater by simply changing the tank underneath.

Spring Sweater Four Ways

Here I’m wearing it with a matching Basic Camisole, also from Stella Carakasi.

Spring Sweater Four Looks

It was cool enough the day we visited Long Meadow Ranch in Napa Valley that I could wear my tall lace up boots, black jeans and black pashmina wrap and still be comfortable.

Spring Sweater Four Looks

My favorite jewelry to wear with my sweater is a long necklace to break up solidness of the sweater and add some interest.

Spring Sweater Four Looks

To me, this is such an easy and comfortable casual look for this time of year.

Spring Sweater Four Looks

For my next look, I dressed up the sweater and I wore it with flowy white pants (on sale for $19!)…

Spring Sweater Four Looks

and a beaded faux pearl necklace with a gray leather tassel by Kay and Star.

How I Wear My Pearls

Next I gave the sweater a Boho vibe by tying a blue bandana around my neck, wearing aviator sunglasses…

Sweater with Flares

and flared jeans.

Sweater with Flares

My jeans are quite long so I have to wear them with a heel. These blue Louise et Cie sandals have a sturdy block heel and they’re less than 3 inches high.

Spring Sweater Four Looks

My fourth look includes black cropped pants by Stella Carakasi.

Spring Sweater Four Looks

I wore a black camisole underneath this time and added a black velvet choker.

Spring Sweater Four Looks

A chunky black shoe with a block heel help to balance the outfit out.

Spring Sweater Four Looks

After putting these outfits together with the Works Every Time sweater, I decided I wanted to add another color to my wardrobe and bought the same sweater in Smoky Quartz, a lovely brown shade.

Spring Sweater

I chose a long camisole to wear underneath this color and paired it with skinny jeans from Gap and cognac sandals. I wore this outfit over the weekend to the Sunset Magazine Celebration in Sonoma that Bill and I went to with our friends, Michelle and Bill. Michelle and I were so excited to try the food at the brand new “the fig rig”, the food truck version of the famous the girl and the fig in Sonoma. It definitely lived up to the fantastic reputation of the girl and the fig!

Spring Sweater

One of my favorite recent photos is this one Bill took in the vineyard next to Cornerstone where the event took place. Isn’t Michelle’s yellow dress darling? I love it!

Spring Sweater in the vineyard

My Stella Carakasi sweaters will continue to be my go-to light sweater throughout the spring and summer seasons.

The lovely folks at Stella Carakasi are offering readers of The Rich Life $20 off any sweater in this grouping until May 22nd – plus free shipping!  Use code RICHLIFESUMMER at checkout.

How I Wear My reminder: submissions for “How I Wear My: Vacation or Resort Look” will be taken until June 6, 2016. To participate, please send us a photo of you in your vacation or resort outfit to howiwearmy@yahoo.com and be sure to tell us a bit about your outfit. Visit the How I Wear My page for more information.


Make it a rich day!



Disclosure: I was given the Works Every Time Sweater in Stone as well as the Basic Camisole in Stone. I was also given the Long Camisole in Smokey Quartz – all by Stella Carakasi. I purchased the Works Every Time Sweater in Smokey Quartz. All opinions expressed here are, as always, my own. 


  1. julie berry
    May 16, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    great post – I love when you wear one item numerous ways – great inspiration

    • Adrienne Shubin
      May 22, 2016 / 8:23 am

      Thank you, Julie – I have realized over the years how important it is to have versatile pieces in your closet – makes getting dressed so much easier! The best way to find out is spending time going through your wardrobe and trying things on with your new item. This is why I love online shopping – I can play around with something first to see if it’s going to be versatile with the things I already own – if it’s not, it goes back!

  2. May 17, 2016 / 5:07 am

    Looking fabulous (as always) ~ loving the versatility of this sweater .. being able to layer over a tank is key for spring/summer time weather – hugs, Celia

    • Adrienne Shubin
      May 22, 2016 / 8:20 am

      Thank you, Celia! So lovely to hear from you.
      Since this post was published, I have worn these sweaters three more times! They’re on heavy rotation right now.
      Hugs to you! A

  3. Kathy
    May 17, 2016 / 5:29 am

    That sweater really is a great staple and I love both colors. And of course….I’m insanely in love with that green pickup truck in the photo with you!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      May 22, 2016 / 8:19 am

      Isn’t that pick-up truck darling? The entire place is…from the gardens to the farmhouse where you can taste wine to the little farmers market stand. It’s such a fun and cute place to visit!

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