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01/06/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sexiest Sweaters of the Season

Sexiest sweaters of the season: Sustainable Knit picks by Summer Rayne Oakes

We women often wonder how to make sweaters sexy, but it's all in the cut, drape and attitude. Check out all my sustainable knit-picks for the chilly season: They're chunky, knitted, warm and woolly and all environmentally-sensible. I've worn each and every one of these this winter and boy, have they come in handy. Nineteen degrees Farhenheit: You ain't got nothing on me!

Lara Miller recycled cotton brown knit Flip sweater

Chicago-based designer Lara Miller recycled cotton/bamboo knit FLIP sweater. I prefer to wear mine Yoda-style with the oversized cowl-neck over my head, but you can flip the sweater around and wear it as a long dress-with or without a belt. Totally versatile and totally sexy. Available at http://www.thegreenloop.com for $120 or check for Lara Miller store locations near you. Other items featured: Recycled quilt, vegetable-tanned leather boots by Terra Plana; leggings by American Apparel. Photo: Abdul Smith

Sexiest sweaters of the season: Sustainable Knit picks by Summer Rayne Oakes

Sexiest sweaters of the season: Sustainable Knit picks by Summer Rayne Oakes

Brooklyn-based mother-daughter duo from Carasan Designs hand-knit organic wool wrap top with oversized puff sleeves. Made to order. Other items shown here include organic cotton top by Lara Miller; necklace by Ombre Claire; and leggings by American Apparel. Photos: Abdul Smith

Sexiest sweaters of the season: Sustainable Knit picks by Summer Rayne Oakes

Sexiest sweaters of the season: Sustainable Knit picks by Summer Rayne Oakes

Reversible gray bamboo knit top by Lara Miller. Other pieces shown include jewelry by Ombre Claire; silk dress by Pinky Otto. Photo: Abdul Smith

Sexiest sweaters of the season: Sustainable Knit picks by Summer Rayne Oakes

Sexiest sweaters of the season: Sustainable Knit picks by Summer Rayne Oakes

Nothing is sexier than your BF's oversized sweater. Pictured here is a Uniqlo cashmere V-neck. Uniqlo also has a recycling program that takes back old garments for reprocessing or ships off to refugee camps, so be sure to bring back your old duds once you're through with them. Photos: Robert August

Sexiest sweaters of the season: Sustainable Knit picks by Summer Rayne Oakes

Sexiest sweaters of the season: Sustainable Knit picks by Summer Rayne Oakes

Lara Miller oversized long sleeve bamboo knit sweater top. Perfect for layering over dresses and shirts. Photos: Abdul Smith

And some other notables include: Fair trade Wool and Alpaca knits by People Tree; cowl necks by Covet available at Pivot Boutique; Femininely-lush cashmere tops by Uluru; Recycled cashmere creations by Deborah Lindquist; Yak-down sweater dress by Stewart + Brown.

Check out more over at my site at SummerRayneOakes.com

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