Insomniac Sale Picks: Bolero Sweaters

*In this late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Trystan requested a few picks for bolero sweaters, so here we go:

Kenneth Cole Sweater Shrug – was $79.50, now $35.78

This 19″ long, open-design shrug has fitted 3/4-length sleeves and ribbed finish. It’s a wonderfully pared-down design that would look smashing with a geometric print dress or minimalist ensemble. Available in sizes XS – L in this aquamarine and black (which looks suspiciously like brown in the product shots). Size availability varies by color.

Jessica Howard Bolero Sweater – was $35, now $27.99

They’ve styled it a bit strangely here, but his is actually just a basic (if slightly long) curved-hem bolero. How do I know? Because it’s also available for full price over at Overstock.com in black (in plus sizes, too with beaded trim), ivory, yellow, and cactus green. And those guys paired this sweater with a dress, which looks far more natural. ANYHOO, it’s a great basic at a great price. Available in black and pink in sizes S – XL, linked to above. Size availability varies by color.

Nic+Zoe Mixed Stitch Bolero – was $108, now $54.99

That button closure at the top will be a deal-breaker for some of you, but will work beautifully on others. This option has thick ribs in the body, a rounded hem, and 3/4 sleeves. Love that brilliant pink shade! Available in sizes XS – XL.

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for bolero sweaters (also search for “sweater shrug” to get best results):

  1. Amazon – 331 options, including petite and plus!
  2. White House Black Market – Color selection may be limited, but this vendor typically has a few bolero sweater options in stock. (Only two right now, but check back!)
  3. Overstock.com – More options during spring and summer, so check ’em out soon.

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  • Hey Sal–

    I love this series of posts, but I have a question. Are they intended to just answer the specific question posed by the reader, or are they meant to have broader appeal to your readers? I ask because I have seen lots of posts that only include straight sizes, maxing out around an XL or 14/16. While I haven’t kept a running tally, I have developed the impression that these posts don’t include plus size options unless the reader question specifically requests them. Is there a reason for this? (Or, am I mistaken in this impression?)

    • Sal

      Courtney, that’s correct. Unless someone specifies petite, plus, tall, or some other specific fit, I stick to sizes that max out around XL.

      For these posts, I am challenged to find items that are:
      1. On sale
      2. Relatively reasonably priced
      3. Pleasing to my own taste
      4. Available in as full a size run as possible (generally 2-14 or XS-XL)
      5. Fit the criteria requested by the reader
      6. Also appeal to readers other than the requester.

      Hitting all six is tough. If I added “available in plus sizes” to that list, I’d be remiss if I didn’t also add petite and tall at the very least. And then I’d be confined to a tiny, tiny group of vendors and an even smaller pool of possible items. I try to include any additional available sizes when I can, but unless someone specifies, I go for XS-XL.

      Hope that makes sense!

  • Great options! I’ll definitely pick up one of these in black 🙂

  • A.

    i want to pass on the info that target has some boleros available right now, as does old navy. old navy’s website markets them as cropped cardis or shrugs, and while i can’t find them on the target website, i’ve seen them in the stores.

    • Sal

      Thanks, A!