This Helmut Lang Textured Intarsia Sweater ($370 at Shopbop) caught my eye one day while breezing through a department store. I was going to be late for an appointment so I didn't have time to find out more about it and try it on. Luckily, a few days later I spotted a photo online of Lea Michele wearing it.
Where do I even start on this beauty? First, I adore the asymmetrical shape. It's something that you don't see that often in sweater knits. The open knit striped design also gives it just the right edge. Which is why this sweater looks sublime paired with leather, but also looks equally fresh with denim. My only fear would be a horrible sweater snag, but honestly the looks you'll get wearing this sweater will be well worth the fear. That said, it's not one to throw on for a quick trip to Whole Foods. Rather, it's the perfect stylish companion for a polished day or evening look – a sweater that's well worth the indulgence, I say.