If there's one piece of clothing that I just can't live without, it's the little black sweater. If I had a uniform, the black sweater would be it. It seems that I wear one every day - universally flattering and appealing, not to mention versatile. Due to the myriad of styles the little black sweater is such that it can be worn year round. (A black sweater in summertime? Of course, one needs to cover up in those frigid air conditioned buildings.) I don't think that one can have too many - thick, thin, long sleeved, short-sleeved, sleeveless... in cashmere, linen or cotton. Worn on their own, under jackets, coats, or over blouses, their flexibility is perhaps unrivaled. Always sophisticated, the black sweater ranges from casual to elegant and complements a wide range of accessories from pearls and baubles to scarves of assorted sizes, sizes and textures. I have lost count of all the black sweaters to grace my wardrobe, and it is quite likely this collection will continue to grow by leaps and bounds.